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Phillip Thomson is a Public Service Reporter at The Canberra Times.
Phillip Thomson AFGHANISTAN'S ambassador to Australia says cutting aid to his country may result in more asylum seekers trying to come to Australia by boat.
Phillip Thomson A leading business group is lobbying the ACT government to reduce costs in schools and hospitals to rein in Canberra's ''gold-plated'' services.
Phillip Thomson When a pregnant Anita Collins worked through her 80,000-word thesis she often told people she was having two babies.
Phillip Thomson A long-serving anaesthetist at Canberra Hospital claims he has been harassed since lodging a complaint.
Phillip Thomson Designs for blocks of land are being drawn up in new Canberra suburbs with little exposure to winter sunlight.
Phillip Thomson It is confirmed. The two large roundabouts within a kilometre of each other along Parkes Way near the city are confusing bingle belts.
Phillip Thomson Police let off hundreds of drivers caught speeding through Canberra's school zones last year, new figures show.
Phillip Thomson As people milled around cars at Canberra's long-standing gathering for motor buffs, it was a time for a few to remember the loved ones they had lost.
Phillip Thomson The Zimbabwe embassy in Canberra has hit back at defecting ambassador Jacqueline Zwambila by saying she should have resigned straight after Robert Mugabe’s July 31 election win.
Phillip Thomson Attack of the cloning snails might sound like the name of a B-grade movie, but it perfectly describes Adrian Dusting's research.
Phillip Thomson THE ZIMBABWEAN ambassador Jacqueline Zwambila has been labelled treasonous in her home country after her decision to seek asylum in Australia made headlines around the world.
Phillip Thomson IT IS a terracotta artwork that took three months to complete, stands 6.3 metres tall, weighs 1750 kilograms and contains 380 tiles.
Phillip Thomson Martin Brady lives a life with the stars. If the pyrotechnics expert is not firing them into the air, he is working for them.
Phillip Thomson Zimbabwe's ambassador to Australia is seeking a protection visa so she can stay in Australia.
Meredith Clisby and Phillip Thomson Zimbabwe's rented embassy building in O'Malley hardly compares with the palatial mansions enjoyed by other envoys in the suburb.
Phillip Thomson Boxing Day is slow for multimillionaire Matt Bullock, whose business this year processed $3.385 billion of internet transactions for other people.
Phillip Thomson Retailers expect cautious Christmas to continue into Boxing Day, even as thousands of customers flood into stores for bargains.
Phillip Thomson On Wednesday morning, Canberra scientist Ryan Ruddick will wake to the vast expanse of Antarctica: his very own white Christmas but hardly the kind Bing Crosby sang about
Phillip Thomson Justin Chambers will prepare a Christmas feast on the harshest continent on earth on Wednesday.
Phillip Thomson For a bloke who approaches complete strangers and offers to read them a poem, Andrew Galan's knockback rate is surprisingly low.