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Phillip Thomson is a Public Service Reporter at The Canberra Times.
Phillip Thomson A private company is about to pit bureaucrats against each other in a Canberra assessment centre as part of the public service’s largest ever ‘‘spill and fill’’.
Phillip Thomson The Labor Party's ACT branch has received hundreds of new members since its resounding federal election defeat seven months ago and its three federal politicians are backing reforms put forward by...
Phillip Thomson The National Archives of Australia is dealing with such a massive bottleneck of requests for information potentially damaging to Australia’s national security it has called on Canberra’s...
Phillip Thomson Striking out to create a new type of business should be like driving down the highway at 110km/hr, said Matt Stimson, a 27-year-old putting together his own social network for Australian teachers...
Phillip Thomson Public Service Reporter The Canberra Business Council has shot holes in the way federal public servants choose the best suppliers to meet billions of dollars worth of contracts and has been backed up by one of the nation's...
Phillip Thomson The latest figures point to a growing underclass in the Australian public service, with the number of bureaucrats in insecure jobs rising markedly even in the face of sporadic cuts to their ranks.
Phillip Thomson Garry Kasparov, arguably the world's best chess player, says he will never be able to hide his intense dislike for Vladimir Putin.
Natasha Boddy, Phillip Thomson The rising cost of living has led to a surge in people seeking help from the ACT's welfare sector.
Phillip Thomson Canberra entrepreneur Clive Summerfield says he has been ignored by his own government. He has rolled out his voice identification technology to New Zealand's tax office but the feeling has been...
Phillip Thomson ActewAGL is spilling and filling 135 jobs on top of abolishing 25 currently vacant positions and making 14 full-time staff redundant.
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 Are you a skilled public servant but can't find a job? Then you should become a spy.