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Phillip Thomson

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

Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin may include Canberra in Australian spending spree

Phillip Thomson From Catherine Zeta Jones to the capital's touted convention centre. What next for $27b man?

Kayaks, dogs and dusk in Canberra Times lake photo competition

HEART OF GLASS:  A pristine place to go for a glide.

Phillip Thomson Lake more than an ornament.

Energy bills may turn down potters' kilns

Phillip Thomson The Canberra Potters' Society is investigating whether it should reduce temperature of its kiln down because its electricity bill is so high. 

Three fires in 15 minutes

ACT emergency services attend a fire.

Phillip Thomson Woman arrested over spate of fires early Sunday morning.

Hundreds of dogs go to Floriade

Gilbert the pug at Floriade's Dogs Day Out.

Phillip Thomson A pooch, a pram and some petals, what more do you need?

Life after amputation: Canberra's amputee numbers are falling

Battler: By the time Judy McLeod  was was told she would lose her leg, she was used to overcoming challenges..

Phillip Thomson Canberra Hospital surgeons amputate more than one limb a day on average. While that sounds grim, they're performing 15 per cent fewer amputations than they did three years ago.

Floriade: stop and smell the roses, but begin with a walk

Crowds bask in the sunshine at Floriade on Sunday

Jil Hogan and Phillip Thomson Avoid Floriade frustration. Park and walk, say organisers.

Legal firm Norton Rose Fulbright to close Canberra office


Phillip Thomson Norton Rose Fulbright plans to continue servicing federal clients from Sydney and Melbourne when its Civic office closes this year.

Ngunnawal lounge room fire deemed suspicious

ACT Fire and Rescue chief officer Paul Swain comes out of the hot house.

Phillip Thomson Police were called in on "suspicious" Ngunnawal fire on Sunday morning.

Author Paul Daley: 'I don't buy ISIS is an existential threat'

This week journalist and author Paul Daley's political thriller Challenge becomes available in bookshops.

Phillip Thomson Writer talks about the ability to talk genuinely about terrorists without the fear of being labelled treacherous.

Meet Canberra's biggest Rabbitohs fan

Phillip Thomson Pat Kelly is such a big fan of the South Sydney Rabbitohs he has the team's logo stuck to at least five of his best legs. 

Roadside protest supports prison officers over needle program


Phillip Thomson Prison officers' supporters raise placards on the Monaro Highway ahead of bargaining.

Parking boss's warning to Commonwealth public servants


Phillip Thomson Find out the Canberra parking boss's plans for post October 1 but you can't find out who his inspectors are.

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Penrhyn House revamp could bring 900 public servants to Woden

Meredith Clisby and Phillip Thomson Empty Penrhyn House in Woden has been revamped by Melbourne based Quintessential Equity in order to attract new tenants when public servants are being shunted out of the town centre.

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

Under pressure: MP Peter Hendy

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. 

Chaplaincy scheme overhaul puts Canberra school welfare officer jobs in the firing line

Tony Abbott

Phillip Thomson The jobs of 25 school welfare officers in the ACT are under threat.

Multimillion-dollar political film project to be shot in Canberra

Authors and journalists Chris Uhlmann and Steve Lewis with Chief Minister Katy Gallagher on Commonwealth Bridge where a mini-series based on their books will be shot.

Phillip Thomson and Jay Cronan Production company behind The Slap moves in on thriller almost entirely based in Canberra. 

$17,000 energy bill man brings in his mates

An ACTEW bill belonging to Dr. Yarub Jamiel, of O'Malley.

Phillip Thomson The Canberra man disputing a $17,000 bill for six months' worth of electricity at his O'Malley home says not even a heart attack can make him give up the fight to lobby for more competition in the...

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ActewAGL backtracks on family's $3000 gas bill

Forced out: Deanna Emms had to leave her parents' apartment because ActewAGL cut off the gas after a bill dispute.

Phillip Thomson A Canberra family was for years billed for the wrong meter. Then they were told they owed $3000 because of it.

Feel the Power 2.0? 'We don't need it' says Canberra Business Council

Road User Services manager Kerry Kennedy with a ‘Feel the Power of Canberra’ number plate in 1998.

Phillip Thomson Still the stirring drum beat and get the feds to front up.

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