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Phillip Thomson

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

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.

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.

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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An Olympic pool in the backyard? $563,980 water bill for Ainslie house

water bill

Phillip Thomson ActewAGL bill reveals ACT's worst ever metering mistake.

'You're too bloody polite': Anthony Albanese tees off on Canberra tourism numbers

The federal government should be putting funds towards marketing Canberra, according to Anthony Albanese.

Phillip Thomson Labor warrior tells Canberra's tourism heavyweights they "just copped it" from Tony Abbott.

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ABC's Utopia makes a stop in the capital for Canberra episode

Strong debut: Rob Sitch (Tony) and Emma-Louise Wilson (Katie) in Utopia.

Phillip Thomson Canberrans tuning into episode 3 of Utopia this week may want to play a game titled "spot the ugly drab coloured building you work in".

$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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Hello Google...is anyone keeping an eye on Youtube?

Phillip Thomson YouTube yet to take down graphic stabbing footage taken in Canberra.

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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Surgeon Richard Hocking feels "vindicated"

Phillip Thomson Three cases brought by individual patients against Canberra surgeon now abandoned.

'I dare you to stab yourself': grotesque self-harm video gets 56,000 YouTube views

A screengrab of YouTube vision.

Phillip Thomson and Christopher Knaus Video sharing site YouTube has failed to act on repeated requests to remove a grotesque video showing a troubled Canberra man severely stabbing himself in front of laughing young bystanders.

'Hidden' budget cut to National Capital Authority's funds

Finance minister Mathias Cormann has defended a

Phillip Thomson Documents show a little-known budget measure has cut $2.488 million from the National Capital Authority's funds.

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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. 

Five things to know before you take redundancy

Public servants shouldn't be dazzled by money when considering a redundancy.

Phillip Thomson The top five tips to know if you should take redundancy.

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Stromlo cafe owner lashes out at bad comments on Trip Advisor

Cafe owner Simone Hunter has lashed out at the university's reliance on the reviews saying the websites were defamation magnets that unfairly relied on anonymous users being able to make unsubstantiated claims without rebuttal.

Phillip Thomson Website reviews have been thrown into the mix of a long-running dispute at a spectacular Canberra location.

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Eight storeys 'too high' at Yarralumla development

Malcolm Snow.

Phillip Thomson Building heights the latest battleground in controversial Yarralumla plan.

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.