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Phillip Thomson

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

Electric capacity makes cycling a pushover

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.

Road users urged to get on their bikes

Cycle City owner Garth Irons.

Phillip Thomson The ACT's warm weather has brought out an increasing number of commuter cyclists.

Raging fire, flood the settings for bravery

Banks couple, Jodie and Jason Roff, are to receive a bravery award from the Governor General for rescuing an elderly couple from a burning house.

Phillip Thomson WHEN Jason and Jodie Roff went house hunting they had no idea they would rescue an elderly couple from a burning house and become heroes.

Gauging the mood in crucial seat

Eden-Monaro Road Trip dinkus

Phillip Thomson In Australia's longest-standing bellwether seat, not even the echidnas are safe.

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Families live with loss as patient deaths investigated


Phillip Thomson and Matthew Raggatt When Suki Thurairajah turned up to Canberra Hospital in 2011 she was expecting to stay for four hours.

Success in Cooma comes without the politics

Jane Cay the founder of online fashion store Birdsnest in her factory and store in Cooma.

Phillip Thomson In the fashion stores and hairdressers of Cooma it can be hard to start a conversation about politics.

Mill that could have been greener on other side of politics

South East Fibre Exports pty ltd General Manager Peter Mitchell gives a tour of the pulp mill in Eden

Phillip Thomson Inside a dark metal monster Peter Mitchell talks about how two renewable energy projects on this land were killed.

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Eden-Monaro voters seeking change through stability

Moruya self funded retirees Jennifer Bridge and Brad Corkery on their property over looking the ocean.

Phillip Thomson Brad Corkery is one of thousands of Eden-Monaro sea changers wanting a stable economy.

It's a battle of the blokes in the nation's fabled seat

Jo McNamara.

Phillip Thomson In Queanbeyan the average family can be brutal on politicians and the McNamaras are no different.