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Phillip Thomson is a Public Service Reporter at The Canberra Times.
Phillip Thomson RUSSELL Crowe cannot do it on his own but with the help of Elvis, the Incas and cricket, Canberra tourism could avoid another dead summer.
Phillip Thomson ACT food safety bureaucrats have turned their attention to school fetes, telling parents they can no longer sell their homemade quiches.
Phillip Thomson When life serves you bruised fruit, make juice.
Phillip Thomson ACT Sporting clubs have been told they can not store gas bottles at their grounds and volunteers must bring them to and from games.
Phillip Thomson A decade after a bushfire destroyed buildings on Mt Stromlo, the green shoots are sprouting.
Phillip Thomson A catastrophic error appears to have killed a Canberra Hospital patient in the past year.
Phillip Thomson Charities and sporting clubs in the ACT are being forced to turn volunteers into food safety supervisors at barbecues.
Phillip Thomson A MEDICATION blunder following routine surgery at Canberra Hospital means Susan Ring will probably never again see the faces of her children.
Phillip Thomson Huge power bill sparks dispute.
Phillip Thomson A DOWNTURN in retail trade is being blamed for a 50 per cent fall in the number of businesses listing themselves as offering discounts to Canberra seniors.
Phillip Thomson Dual world champion bike rider Caroline Buchanan is a fighter who never gives up.
Phillip Thomson When Israel's ambassador to Australia, Yuval Rotem, returns home this week he will take a small part of this country with him.
Phillip Thomson The Coalition has confirmed it will not honour the $10 million pledged for the second half of a sports hub in Canberra.
Phillip Thomson Hue Le's family has finally been handed the findings of a coronial inquest into her death.
Phillip Thomson One in three Canberra buses is not running on time.
Phillip Thomson There has been a fivefold increase in the number of reported accidents involving ACT Health staff.
Phillip Thomson It was such a work of art, it moved from the realm of cake to monument.
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.
Phillip Thomson MANDARINS should not be precious about using outdated letterheads to save money under the Abbott government, says one former high-ranking public servant.
Phillip Thomson A roadside bomb in Iraq robbed Liam Haven of his sight in 2008 and the road to recovery was hard.