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Phillip Thomson

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

Coalition turns back on sports hub pledge

Phillip Thomson The Coalition has confirmed it will not honour the $10 million pledged for the second half of a sports hub in Canberra.

Golden staph killed Hue Le

Phillip Thomson Hue Le's family has finally been handed the findings of a coronial inquest into her death.

Buses still missing govt targets

Phillip Thomson One in three Canberra buses is not running on time.

ACT Health accidents leap from 14 to 74

Phillip Thomson There has been a fivefold increase in the number of reported accidents involving ACT Health staff.

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.

ACT case sparks police pepper spray embargo

Phillip Thomson Police across the country could be prevented from using pepper spray to defend themselves as a result of a legal case against a Canberra Australian Federal Police officer.

Department rebranding costs millions

Phillip Thomson MANDARINS should not be precious about using outdated letterheads to save money under the Abbott government, says one former high-ranking public servant.

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.

Electric capacity makes cycling a pushover

Maurice?Wells at Streaky Bay.

Phillip Thomson Maurice Wells cycled across Australia but says he only came across a handful of dangerous drivers.

Lib's lobbyist wins seat of power

Former chief of staff to John Howard and now Federal Director of Barton Deakin Government Relations Grahame Morris,watches his twin daughters Genevieve Morris and Hayley Morris play in their school netball grand final.

Phillip Thomson He has been criticised for quips about kicking Julia Gillard to death and calling Leigh Sales a cow.

Baby, guess what dad started?

Managing Director of Oxide Interactive, Alexi Paschalidis.

Phillip Thomson Opportunity knocks as many public servants face the axe, reports Phillip Thomson.

Zombies promise living hell in the capital

Michael Watson (co-producer), Declan Shrubb (writer/director) and Daniel Sanguineti (producer).

Phillip Thomson A Canberra zombie movie might demonstrate the capital is a hothouse of thrifty creativity.

Woman's death a mystery as courts stall

Hue Le.

Phillip Thomson CANBERRA woman Hue Le was bloodied and bruised after she was bashed at a playground in Kaleen in 2005, but she was not expected to die.

Trans sex workers: Hankering to cross the divide

Canberra has a thriving transgender sex trade.

Phillip Thomson At least two types of people can earn $6500 a week in Canberra: senior public service executives and transgender sex workers.

Dental pioneer fears for service's future

Phillip Thomson, Megan Doherty Liz Dawson set up a dental practice for people too poor to afford treatment, but now she faces a problem.

Cut jobs now and be done, Abbott told

Phillip Thomson The head of the capital's business chamber has called for Tony Abbott to cut public service jobs as quickly as possible.

Diplomat to sing music's praises

Phillip Thomson Canberra singer-songwriter and diplomat has been named one of the country's live music ambassadors.

Runner takes it all in his stride

Phillip Thomson At 14 years of age Joshua Torley is a rising star in the world of running.

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.

Asylum seeker policy sends population of private jails soaring


Phillip Thomson Australia has a higher proportion of prisoners in privately run jails than any other nation a report says.