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

Chief Minister Andrew Barr's directorate amasses public servants

Phillip Thomson The ACT public service's yearly report is out. Some directorates are shedding workforce grunt; one place is gaining.

Snake threat: Canberrans don't park here at the Jerrabomberra Wetlands

Calvary Hospital in Canberra is using signs to warn people of snakes in their car park as well.

Phillip Thomson Canberrans not wanting to meet multiple snakes at a time should not park their car here.

Hit-and-run in Canberra's south: Man hit in Tuggeranong suburb of Monash

Police car

Phillip Thomson In the early hours of Friday morning a man turned up at Canberra Hospital. Police were soon called.

University of Canberra staff member claimed compensation after restructure


Phillip Thomson Impact of University of Canberra's outsourcing to India and restructure come out in tribunal case.

What does Bill Shorten do with Katy Gallagher?

Katy Gallagher

Phillip Thomson Bill Shorten needs to aggressively update the frontbench. 

ACT Senator Katy Gallagher readies for move on Labor frontbench

ACT Labor Senator Katy Gallagher.

Phillip Thomson Former chief minister talks to colleagues about move up Labor ranks.

Malcolm Turnbull and what he eats in Canberra

Morks owner Benn Ratanakosol says he is expecting to see less of Malcolm Turnbull at the Kingston Foreshore restaurant.

Phillip Thomson Where the new Prime Minister likes to eat out in Canberra.

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge closed on Wednesday night

Lanes on Commonwealth Avenue Bridge will be closed on Wednesday night

Phillip Thomson Part of Commonwealth Avenue Bridge will be shut down from 9pm on Wednesday while a stunt man jumps off it.

Bigger than Ben Hur: Chris the sheep sets an unofficial Guinness world record

Chris the sheep lugged around more than 40 kilograms of wool before undergoing a major shearing operation on Thursday.

Phillip Thomson, Emma Kelly, Alexandra Back and Katie Burgess The world's media have been clamouring to hear more of the merino from Mulligan's Flat that was found carrying a massive 40.45-kilogram fleece on its back.

RSPCA sheep gets massive fleece shorn in Canberra

A Canberra sheep being shorn at the RSPCA in Canberra

Phillip Thomson Shearer believes a very woolly sheep found near Canberra believes has set a new Australian record with a 42.5kg fleece.

Canberra Museum and Gallery evacuated


Phillip Thomson London Circuit building cleared out by emergency workers.

ACT's problem: Filming of two six-part TV series The Code and Secret City starts

Actors Hani Parande and Dan Spielman are filmed for <i>The Code</i> by Lake Burley Griffin on Monday afternoon.

Phillip Thomson You can't stroll beside the lake in Canberra these days without bumping into a film crew shooting an edgy political thriller.

'Incubators for violence' in Canberra: Royal Commission called for to investigate abuse against people with disabilities

Phillip Thomson 'Muslim f***' and 'my country, my rules' used by support worker, inquiry told.

Big Boys Toys Expo Canberra: When driving tests your manhood

Jeep City owner Brett Quodling with a modified Jeep at his shop in Fyshwick.

Phillip Thomson With the Big Boys Toys Expo fast approaching, Phillip Thomson hitches a ride with a man who loves Jeeps and the thrills of off-roading.

Canberra's ONTHEGO clothes on David Jones' hangers after teaming with Jason Dundas

Jason Dundas - from TV personality to

Phillip Thomson How a hot TV personality and a Canberra entrepreneur took over David Jones hangers.

Rain hits Canberra

The wet weather continues after overnight showers. Seagulls gather on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin at Commonwealth Place.

Phillip Thomson But wetter means (slightly) warmer and cold days to come. 

Canberra crowd rallies in support of same sex marriage

Organisers, from left,  Laura Goodwin, Angie Shillington, Ciara Scott and Ally Hocking Howe front the Walk for Marriage Equality at Lake Burley Griffin.

Phillip Thomson A crowd gathered on the edge of Lake Burley Griffin on Sunday to rally in support of same sex marriage. 

Property Council report points to upbeat Canberra property sector

Houses generic.

Phillip Thomson The ANZ/Property Council Survey has found sentiment in the territory housing sector has increased by 30 points.

Canberra's 'Freakshake' phenomenon: Five reasons these shakes have taken off

Patissez cafe co-owner Anna Petridis with the four Freakshow shakes she invented.

Phillip Thomson Phillip Thomson unpicks the Manuka shake madness, learns just how much Nutella is involved and discovers some customers are even happy to share.

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Call for ACT Auditor-General Maxine Cooper to resign over how whistleblower was handled

Phillip Thomson Documents show whistleblower case shut down after days and he wasn't told about it. Then correspondence told him it was both still open and closed.