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Phillip Thomson

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

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.

Call for medical board to oversee nursing assistants

Call for medical board to oversee nursing assistants.

Phillip Thomson A large number of lower-qualified nursing staff across Australia are not overseen by the national medical watchdog and their numbers are increasing, reports show.

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Knee surgery led to women losing legs

Elma McDonald, at her home in Lyneham.

Phillip Thomson Two women lose legs after infections stemming from simple elective joint replacements in Canberra hospitals.

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Inferior hygiene 'killing patients'

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Phillip Thomson Hundreds of Australians dying or having limbs amputated each year because of infections they have developed in hospitals or clinics.

Extreme heat gives hope of rare cancer cure

Phillip Thomson MARCIA SHEAN'S head is wrapped in iced towels and she is completely awake when she is put into what can most easily be described as an oven.

Cyclists gear up for inaugural road tour

Phillip Thomson MORE than 250 cyclists are expected to take part in a four-stage competition through Canberra in September which will be broadcast by SBS.

Disability scheme to result in cuts to costly legal action

Phillip Thomson PRESIDENT of the Australian Medical Association Steve Hambleton says the national disability insurance scheme will reduce the number of expensive claims lodged after bad births or pregnancies.

Calvary Public pays out $15m

Phillip Thomson MORE than $15 million in compensation has been quietly paid to two disabled Canberrans in the past nine months because of medical negligence at Calvary Public Hospital when they were children.

Nikola's story a family's search for the truth

Nikola Stekovic.

Phillip Thomson Four-year-old Nikola Stekovic has recently learnt to walk.

Hospital payouts skyrocket

Medical negligence payouts at Canberra Hospital have increased drastically in the past three years.

Phillip Thomson Medical negligence payouts at Canberra Hospital have increased 500 per cent in the past three years, ACT Health figures show.

R spectre puts public servants under pressure

Ian Watt speaks about the positive outcomes that may be available after being made redundant.

Phillip Thomson WHEN public servant Ian Watt accepted redundancy he spent sleep-deprived nights strategising how he would pay for his children's education.

Envoy takes parting shot

Phillip Thomson CHINA'S ambassador to Australia, Chen Yuming, says protesters outside the embassy continue to cause disruption and annoy Chinese tourists, despite having been a regular fixture outside the Yarralumla...

Running for a reason lightens load

Phillip Thomson SHORTLY after taking up running Denis Reid was stopped by a mountain biker worried the grandfather was a lost old man disoriented in the bush.

Canberra's Jack Riley tried to break a record - find out how he went

Jack Riley ,18 attempts to break the Guinness world record by doing more than 75 forward somersaults in a minute.

Phillip Thomson The challenge was 76 forward rolls in one minute. The prize? Glory and acclaim in Guinness World Records.

Instant poetry tested in the pub

Phillip Thomson Alcohol, a few moral supporters and a poem scribbled on a napkin.

Motorcyclist hits kangaroo

Phillip Thomson Crash between kangaroo and man on motorbike.

Pattern of debt for Wizard Power chief

Phillip Thomson Tony Robey's company Wizard Power owes $8 million to creditors and is in the hands of an administrator.

Electoral enrolment push urged

Phillip Thomson Labor frontbencher Kim Carr believes is urging the 500,000 disengaged eligible Australians to enrol.

Grand old lady given new status

Phillip Thomson Australia's largest polling booth, 16,900 kilometres away, will be heritage listed.