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Phillip Thomson is a Public Service Reporter at The Canberra Times.
Phillip Thomson The ACT public service has two jobs paying $100,000-plus a year for bureaucrats who want to mingle - with a capital M.
Phillip Thomson THINK your home electricity bill is high?
Phillip Thomson AUSTRALIAN public servants can learn nothing from Fiji's bureaucracy, says a Fijian academic expelled from the country and now based in Canberra.
Phillip Thomson IT was a busy weekend for Troy Brady. He was singing in Canberra on Saturday night before flying home to Cairns, hopefully before a forecast cyclone hit parts of north Queensland.
Phillip Thomson The Bulls are an a cappella group whose history is as entertaining as their act.
Phillip Thomson Lack of security cameras at an ACT government animal shelter has been highlighted after a confusing case involving a lost dog.
Phillip Thomson Canberra Hospital has been forced into another major compensation after a five-year-old girl was badly disfigured.
Phillip Thomson Canberra needs to sell itself to the world and, not surprisingly, needs a public servant to get the job done.
Phillip Thomson Five patients are now suing Canberra orthopaedic surgeon Richard Hocking in the ACT Supreme Court.
Phillip Thomson Enlighten festival organisers say Friday was the biggest opening night of the event since it started four years ago.
Phillip Thomson At age 23 she is out-tweeted by her grandfather, former PM Malcolm Fraser, but that does not worry the woman who last night entertained a Canberra crowd with her voice.
Phillip Thomson Public servants beware of using the instant online messaging system at work when chatting to colleagues.
Phillip Thomson Besieged Canberra orthopaedic surgeon Richard Hocking is being sued by two new patients for allegedly installing prosthetic hips incorrectly.
Phillip Thomson AFGHANISTAN'S ambassador to Australia says cutting aid to his country may result in more asylum seekers trying to come to Australia by boat.
Phillip Thomson A leading business group is lobbying the ACT government to reduce costs in schools and hospitals to rein in Canberra's ''gold-plated'' services.
Phillip Thomson When a pregnant Anita Collins worked through her 80,000-word thesis she often told people she was having two babies.
Phillip Thomson A long-serving anaesthetist at Canberra Hospital claims he has been harassed since lodging a complaint.
Phillip Thomson Designs for blocks of land are being drawn up in new Canberra suburbs with little exposure to winter sunlight.
Phillip Thomson It is confirmed. The two large roundabouts within a kilometre of each other along Parkes Way near the city are confusing bingle belts.
Phillip Thomson As people milled around cars at Canberra's long-standing gathering for motor buffs, it was a time for a few to remember the loved ones they had lost.