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Phillip Thomson

Phillip Thomson is a Public Service Reporter at The Canberra Times.

Green energy lobby steps up target pressure on Eden-Monaro MP

Phillip Thomson A green energy lobby group hopes hundreds of people will turn up to a community meeting as it attempts to undermine marginal electorate MP Peter Hendy in Eden-Monaro. 

Stay of execution for Gaby's Takeaway in Barton

Gabriel Wilk at his takeaway shop, Gaby's Takeaway, in Barton.

Phillip Thomson Longstanding lunching joint Gaby's Takeaway has been given a grace period of eight months before it must leave its Barton abode.

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Carbon tax repeal would save average Canberra home $228 a year

Electricity.

Phillip Thomson Queanbeyan-raised Senator Glenn Lazarus quotes JFK and tells chamber a cold elderly Canberra couple is forced to house-sit in Queensland to avoid spike in electricity prices.

First Brodburger now Gaby's: NCA gives more marching orders

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Gabriel Wilk at his takeaway shop (Gaby's Takeaway) in a Barton Carpark. After 27 years, the National Capital Authority is trying to kick them out to make more space for car parking.
Filed: Thursday, 27 March 2014 11:06:39 am 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Phillip Thomson Not only will public servants be paying for parking in the Parliamentary Triangle but they will soon lose a longstanding lunching joint.

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Save Gaby's: campaign to find iconic eatery a new home

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Gabriel Wilk at his takeaway shop (Gaby's Takeaway) in a Barton Carpark. After 27 years, the National Capital Authority is trying to kick them out to make more space for car parking.
Filed: Thursday, 27 March 2014 11:06:39 am 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Phillip Thomson and Ben Westcott The National Capital Authority has offered to act as a broker to find another location for the longstanding Barton burger joint Gaby's Takeaway.

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Build firms' failures leave $80 million debt in Canberra

Worker at construction site.

Mark Sawa, Phillip Thomson More than one in every five ACT business collapses has from the construction sector, leaving a combined $80 million trail of debt.

Soldier walks tall for his mates

Phillip Thomson A roadside bomb in Iraq robbed Liam Haven of his sight in 2008 and the road to recovery was hard.

Time to eat cake as city turns 175

Children play on a large snail in the sensory garden.

Phillip Thomson It was such a work of art, it moved from the realm of cake to monument.

Diesel markings on ACT sports fields continue to concern

Liberal MLA Steve Doszpot.

Phillip Thomson DIESEL is still being used to mark playing areas in the ACT despite continuing environmental and safety concerns.

Paul Donaghue, Magnet Mart founder, starts new golf club business

Phillip Thomson After selling up, Magnet Mart founder Paul Donaghue has redirected his drive into a new business

Lost and pound: Krieger the weimaraner and owner reunited

Phillip Thomson Lack of security cameras at an ACT government animal shelter has been highlighted after a confusing case involving a lost dog.

Jobs offer high-paying opportunity to Mingle

Phillip Thomson The ACT public service has two jobs paying $100,000-plus a year for bureaucrats who want to mingle - with a capital M.

Read to kids from birth

Sharon Wright and 24-hour-old baby Benjamin Wright.

Phillip Thomson READING aloud to children will not guarantee they can read later on, an experienced Canberra literacy coach says.

Gauging the mood in crucial seat

Eden-Monaro Road Trip dinkus

Phillip Thomson In Australia's longest-standing bellwether seat, not even the echidnas are safe.

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Mental health promise

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher

Phillip Thomson ACT Labor has promised to inject another $30 million into mental health services by 2017 if it wins the election in October, with the highest amount of money going to the community sector.

One man holds balance of power

Greens' MLA Shane Rattenbury.

Phillip Thomson Final results from the ACT Election have confirmed one person – the Greens Shane Rattenbury – holds the balance of power in the Legislative Assembly.

Eurozone crisis delays deliveries

Natuzzi.

Phillip Thomson A CANBERRA seller of high-end Italian furniture has partly blamed the eurozone crisis for delayed deliveries.

Election puts ACT pokie trial in doubt

Poker machine.

Phillip Thomson THE federal government's trial of poker machine reforms in the ACT hangs in the balance, with Canberra clubs now likely to refuse to start a trial before the federal election due late next year.

School's heroes wars apart

Hugh Poate

Phillip Thomson THEY were two adventurous men from Canberra who did not know each other but were tied together by their school, their experience of war and a sad historical fact - the day they died.

Butterflies come with a cutting edge

10 year old Leila Haddad makes knives for the knife show.

Phillip Thomson LEILA Haddad likes reading and wearing dresses but she also makes a mean hunting knife.