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Phillip Thomson

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

Author Paul Daley: 'I don't buy ISIS is an existential threat'

Phillip Thomson Writer talks about the ability to talk genuinely about terrorists without the fear of being labelled treacherous.

Legal firm Norton Rose Fulbright to close Canberra office


Phillip Thomson Norton Rose Fulbright plans to continue servicing federal clients from Sydney and Melbourne when its Civic office closes this year.

Life after amputation: Canberra's amputee numbers are falling

Battler: By the time Judy McLeod  was was told she would lose her leg, she was used to overcoming challenges..

Phillip Thomson Canberra Hospital surgeons amputate more than one limb a day on average. While that sounds grim, they're performing 15 per cent fewer amputations than they did three years ago.

Meet Canberra's biggest Rabbitohs fan

Phillip Thomson Pat Kelly is such a big fan of the South Sydney Rabbitohs he has the team's logo stuck to at least five of his best legs. 

Roadside protest supports prison officers over needle program


Phillip Thomson Prison officers' supporters raise placards on the Monaro Highway ahead of bargaining.

An Olympic pool in the backyard? $563,980 water bill for Ainslie house

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Phillip Thomson ActewAGL bill reveals ACT's worst ever metering mistake.

Parking boss's warning to Commonwealth public servants


Phillip Thomson Find out the Canberra parking boss's plans for post October 1 but you can't find out who his inspectors are.

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Feel the Power 2.0? 'We don't need it' says Canberra Business Council

Road User Services manager Kerry Kennedy with a ‘Feel the Power of Canberra’ number plate in 1998.

Phillip Thomson Still the stirring drum beat and get the feds to front up.

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'You're too bloody polite': Anthony Albanese tees off on Canberra tourism numbers

The federal government should be putting funds towards marketing Canberra, according to Anthony Albanese.

Phillip Thomson Labor warrior tells Canberra's tourism heavyweights they "just copped it" from Tony Abbott.

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ActewAGL backtracks on family's $3000 gas bill

Forced out: Deanna Emms had to leave her parents' apartment because ActewAGL cut off the gas after a bill dispute.

Phillip Thomson A Canberra family was for years billed for the wrong meter. Then they were told they owed $3000 because of it.

Chaplaincy scheme overhaul puts Canberra school welfare officer jobs in the firing line

Tony Abbott

Phillip Thomson The jobs of 25 school welfare officers in the ACT are under threat.

Green energy lobby steps up target pressure on Eden-Monaro MP

Under pressure: MP Peter Hendy

Phillip Thomson A green energy lobby group hopes hundreds of people will turn up to a community meeting as it attempts to undermine marginal electorate MP Peter Hendy in Eden-Monaro. 

Penrhyn House revamp could bring 900 public servants to Woden

Meredith Clisby and Phillip Thomson Empty Penrhyn House in Woden has been revamped by Melbourne based Quintessential Equity in order to attract new tenants when public servants are being shunted out of the town centre.

ABC's Utopia makes a stop in the capital for Canberra episode

Strong debut: Rob Sitch (Tony) and Emma-Louise Wilson (Katie) in Utopia.

Phillip Thomson Canberrans tuning into episode 3 of Utopia this week may want to play a game titled "spot the ugly drab coloured building you work in".

Surgeon Richard Hocking feels "vindicated"

Phillip Thomson Three cases brought by individual patients against Canberra surgeon now abandoned.

Stay of execution for Gaby's Takeaway in Barton

Gabriel Wilk at his takeaway shop, Gaby's Takeaway, in Barton.

Phillip Thomson Longstanding lunching joint Gaby's Takeaway has been given a grace period of eight months before it must leave its Barton abode.

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Hello anyone keeping an eye on Youtube?

Phillip Thomson YouTube yet to take down graphic stabbing footage taken in Canberra.

'Hidden' budget cut to National Capital Authority's funds

Finance minister Mathias Cormann has defended a

Phillip Thomson Documents show a little-known budget measure has cut $2.488 million from the National Capital Authority's funds.

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$17,000 energy bill man brings in his mates

An ACTEW bill belonging to Dr. Yarub Jamiel, of O'Malley.

Phillip Thomson The Canberra man disputing a $17,000 bill for six months' worth of electricity at his O'Malley home says not even a heart attack can make him give up the fight to lobby for more competition in the...

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Multimillion-dollar political film project to be shot in Canberra

Authors and journalists Chris Uhlmann and Steve Lewis with Chief Minister Katy Gallagher on Commonwealth Bridge where a mini-series based on their books will be shot.

Phillip Thomson and Jay Cronan Production company behind The Slap moves in on thriller almost entirely based in Canberra.