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Phillip Thomson

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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

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.

Nikola's story a family's search for the truth

Nikola Stekovic.

Phillip Thomson Four-year-old Nikola Stekovic has recently learnt to walk.

Cyclists gear up for inaugural road tour

Phillip Thomson MORE than 250 cyclists are expected to take part in a four-stage competition through Canberra in September which will be broadcast by SBS.

It's a battle of the blokes in the nation's fabled seat

Jo McNamara.

Phillip Thomson In Queanbeyan the average family can be brutal on politicians and the McNamaras are no different.

History faces a major assault

Phillip Thomson Just hundreds of votes stood between Mike Kelly and his ability to hold the 40-year bellwether status of Eden-Monaro.

Road users urged to get on their bikes

Cycle City owner Garth Irons.

Phillip Thomson The ACT's warm weather has brought out an increasing number of commuter cyclists.

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.

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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Auction Watch

Oxley auction record broken

Auction watch. 182 Newman Morris Circuit, Oxley.

Phillip Thomson An Oxley home sold at auction for $862,000 yesterday, the second week in a row the suburb's price record has been broken.

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.

Maximise your savings

Maryke Booth, Director of Shop Basics in Fyshwick, has gone
eco friendly in her approach to her business.

Phillip Thomson EVEN if you're selling corn starch cutlery and plates made from sugarcane fibre, Maryke Booth is proof you can always do more to help the world - and save several hundred dollars a month.