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Phillip Thomson

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

Parking fines at Questacon attracting thousands of visitors

Phillip Thomson Questacon can be a tricky place for parents when it comes to parking fines. But the penalties are paying off.

Canberra Liberals' Alistair Coe calls for clarity on Cotter Dam audit report

Phillip Thomson Questions over what three chief ministers knew about $100m blowout and when they knew it.

Cotter Dam report's conflict of interest claim: ACT Auditor-General Maxine Cooper

Cotter Dam

Phillip Thomson Claims Maxine Cooper's past working life should have stopped her overseeing audit.

$50 million cost blowout of Cotter Dam expansion

The Cotter Dam wall.

Phillip Thomson Floods can't take all the blame, auditor-general says.

National Capital Authority's Malcolm Snow softens Capital Metro light rail stance

National Capital Authority chief executive Malcolm Snow pictured recently.

Phillip Thomson National Capital Authority boss claims his objection to light rail was 'misreported'.

National Capital Authority's 'scorched earth' warning over Northbourne Avenue

 NCA chief Malcolm Snow

Phillip Thomson He's the man who could shoot down light rail in Canberra. And he has one big non-negotiable condition.

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Teacher on grooming charges worked at Canberra Girls Grammar School

Phillip Thomson Canberra teacher arrested on child grooming charges previously worked at a secondary girls school.

New Deakin development prompts privacy and parking concerns for residents

Amelia Mills and Phillip Thomson Looking into backyards and claims of parking problems - Deakin residents fire up.

40 carp! Welcome to Canberra

Autumn photo comp

Phillip Thomson The fisherman, the dog and and the enormous catch.

Dead joey stuffed in senior public servant's letterbox as kangaroo cull tensions rise

Vision of the dead joey.

Phillip Thomson CCTV cameras captured a dead joey being stuffed in the letter box of a highly-paid bureaucrat.

Anzac Day pay parking snub proves costly

A pay parking fine given on an ACT Government Anzac Day 'holiday' on Monday April 27, 2015.

Phillip Thomson 'Pay up or we'll see you in court': Thousands had day off work but NCA says it was no public holiday.

From pumping fuel to punched in the head

Generic iStock petrol bowser / oil / industry / fuel / petrol pump

Phillip Thomson Police want to speak to witnesses who may have seen an assault at the Caltex service station on O'Halloran Circuit in Kambah on Saturday night. 

Fall in ACT unit prices amid public service cuts but slim rise in house values

Bidding at auction

Phillip Thomson It's been a long, hard year for apartment owners.

Parking, transport confusion as post-Anzac Day holiday bites


Phillip Thomson, Primrose Riordan and Megan Gorrey With some Canberrans enjoying a post-ANZAC Day holiday and others not, pay parking threw many noses out of joint.

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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

Police generic

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.