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Phillip Thomson is a Public Service Reporter at The Canberra Times.
Phillip Thomson Former mandarin Gary Sturgess has voiced concerns about the ability of bureaucrats to speak truth to power.
Phillip Thomson Does work excite you more than family? Do you think about work while falling asleep?
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.
Phillip Thomson The union representing the territory's large nursing workforce has called for a review of rosters.
Phillip Thomson Tens of thousands of military pensioners who will now have their benefits indexed in line with the age pension.
Phillip Thomson Abbott government appears to be quarantining uniformed personnel from looming Defence job cuts.
Phillip Thomson Not only will public servants be paying for parking in the Parliamentary Triangle but they will soon lose a longstanding lunching joint.
Phillip Thomson The federal government should knock down and rebuild the existing Department of Social Services national office in Tuggeranong, says Senator Zed Seselja.
Phillip Thomson The wall around the The Lodge appears "piss weak" and bollards must to be installed out the front or questions need to be asked about whether Tony Abbott is safe to be there, security experts say.
Phillip Thomson Canberra Airport has had its fair share of issues reported to Australia's air safety watchdog in the past year.
Phillip Thomson Are you a skilled public servant but can't find a job? Then you should become a spy.
Phillip Thomson They can navigate the most sensitive foreign policy dramas in the world but Canberra's roads can bring even the most hard-nosed negotiators undone.
Phillip Thomson JUST 24 per cent of teachers in Canberra's public schools are men but, one academic says, the focus should be on having good teachers and not on their gender.
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.
Phillip Thomson More than 16,000 ACT public servants should soon receive multiple pay rises as protracted negotiations near completion.
Phillip Thomson Public Service Reporter Do not go to the Israeli embassy in Canberra except in the case of death or a life-threatening problem.
Phillip Thomson Cyclists claiming money from the ACT Insurance Authority after coming off their bikes have been paid as much as $100,000 each.
Phillip Thomson The mysterious owner of a Subaru has notched up a record only Canberrans would appreciate.
Phillip Thomson Storms, fires, lightning, thieves and overflowing sewage helped push the government's property insurance payouts to $10.9 million in the past year.
Phillip Thomson Beleaguered CSIRO staff in Canberra are demanding no less than 300 bicycle storage bays at their new Black Mountain site.