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Phillip Thomson

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

Sex, drugs and supervision: Canberra doctors under watch

Phillip Thomson Find out how complaints against doctors have increased in the ACT and read of the details of how the watchdog is dealing with some.

Canberra chiropractor must have female chaperone

One practitioner requires a female chaperone when seeing a woman patient.

Phillip Thomson Medical watchdog names health professionals under massive restrictions. And some must have a chaperone.

Canberra's drunk crime sinks following ministerial directive

Alcohol-related arrest.

Phillip Thomson Canberra's drunk crime slashed as "look after your friends and walk away" leads police top five tips.

Downer woman 'spits' at police

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Phillip Thomson Police allege random breath test turned ugly.

Illegal parking compulsory now? Parliamentary triangle's embarrassing parking sign bungle

Signage misfire in the Parliamentary Triangle.

Phillip Thomson "No parking offenders will be fined" was dodgy. But this one takes the cake.

Catholic psychologist banned from practising due to views on homosexual relationships

Philip Pocock.

Phillip Thomson As a Catholic psychologist, a Canberra man's two lives collided. He decided to choose god.

Canberra public servant's 2200km journey from Sydney to Hobart for Variety

Phillip Thomson Eric Aichinger doesn't ride his bike the 10 kilometres to work. The journey is too short for him.

Former ACT Chamber of Commerce head takes on new Regional Development role

Emma Kelly and Phillip Thomson Andrew Blyth has been appointed chair of the Regional Development Australia committees in the ACT.

Canberra's retail turn around encouraging but scepticism still abounds

Sales up.

Phillip Thomson More suburbs planned and residents being surveyed to ascertain their `needs'.

Darren McKittrick's $45,000 life dream taken when AC Cobra was stolen

Distinctive: ACT Policing is appealing for witnesses to a burglary in Palmerston, where a distinctive AC Cobra car was stolen.

Phillip Thomson When Darren McKittrick saw his garage had been broken into on the weekend he felt sick.

Two women burned after accident in Pearce


Phillip Thomson Firefighters and intensive care paramedics were called to a southside Canberra home on Saturday. 

AC Cobra car stolen from Canberra

A photo of the car.

Phillip Thomson Thief takes something very distinctive.

Former Zimbabwe ambassador Jacqueline Zwambila thanks Canberrans one year on from drama

Phillip Thomson A year on, Jacqueline Zwambila says she was shocked by hugs in the street.   

Call for Canberra dog poop offensive after survey exposes health hazard

Belconnen Community Council chairwoman Tara Cheyne with her whippet, Cooper, at John Knight Memorial Park.

Phillip Thomson Call for plastic bag dispensers in Canberra parks for dog owners.

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Fears Immigration Department could move out of Belconnen

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Phillip Thomson The massive Immigration Department could move out of Belconnen, which would be a massive blow for the town centre as it looks for an 80,000-square metre building to consolidate its workforce.

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Zed Seselja v Katy Gallagher: the rivalry is back on

Facing off again: The stoush between Katy Gallagher and Zed Seselja has been rekindled.

Phillip Thomson and Scott Hannaford The resurrection of the biggest rivalry in territory politics between Katy Gallagher and Zed Seselja has sparked speculation it could endanger the Liberals' ACT Senate spot but past election results...

Embassies are under pressure to subdivide land or move to suburbs

Canberra MP Gai Brodtmann.

Phillip Thomson High costs are forcing some embassies to look at alternatives, such as downsizing their land or moving to premises in cheaper parts of Canberra.

Public service job cuts mean Canberra's growth lowest since John Howard's 1996 bloodbath


Phillip Thomson Canberra'™s GDP growth is the lowest it has been since 1996.

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Fireworks in roof may have started house fire in Mawson

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Phillip Thomson It appears fireworks stored in the roof of a house may have started a fire on Sunday.