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Phillip Thomson

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

CPSU thwarts stopwatch bid


Phillip Thomson Union says managers were about to stand over shoulders of 200 staff – literally.

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Parking madness: the crazy things Canberrans do to park their car

Drivers have been fined more than 1000 times in the past 18 months for parking in zones exclusively for community nurses and medical practitioners.

Phillip Thomson Energy rating stickers used to try to fool inspectors in Canberra as law breakers nudge doctors and nurses out of valuable car spaces.

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Subarus wreak havoc in Canberra car parks

It seems Subaru drivers are the worst offenders when it comes to parking infringements in Canberra.

Phillip Thomson What is it with these Subaru owners in Canberra?

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Carbon tax repeal would save average Canberra home $228 a year


Phillip Thomson Queanbeyan-raised Senator Glenn Lazarus quotes JFK and tells chamber a cold elderly Canberra couple is forced to house-sit in Queensland to avoid spike in electricity prices.

Canberra businesses want to fire, not hire

Unemployment generic.

Phillip Thomson Canberra is going against a national trend in staffing levels - this time in a bad way.

Gai Brodtmann asks for meetings with PM, Eric Abetz, Peter Dutton and others on Mr Fluffy

Generic asbestos.

Phillip Thomson Push for federal responsibility reaches the highest level.

Forestry lobbyist on his bike to pedal a CSIRO message

Australian Forest Products Association chief executive Ross Hampton on his timber bike campaign.

Phillip Thomson Forestry industry lobbyist Ross Hampton wants to save some scientists.

Gai Brodtmann: Federal government should take responsibility over Mr Fluffy asbestos legacy

Canberra MP Gai Brodtmann.

Phillip Thomson MP gives reason why federal government should accept responsibility for Mr Fluffy.

Home Ground charity wants to bring free rent to Canberra

Heather Holst, CEO of Home Ground Services.

Phillip Thomson The hunt is on for altruistic landlords willing to rent out their properties for free or at a discounted rate.

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Five things to know before you take redundancy

Public servants shouldn't be dazzled by money when considering a redundancy.

Phillip Thomson The top five tips to know if you should take redundancy.

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ACT gaming tax allegations rejected after investigation

Phillip Thomson Investigators have rejected allegations from a former public servant on illegal use of gaming tax information.

Quiet Georgian ambassador Vladimer Konstantinidi's wins against Russia

Vladimer Konstantinidi

Phillip Thomson Two years ago a new foreign mission quietly arrived in Canberra, but its top diplomat is not afraid to take aim.

Man arrested for slashing tyre in Narrabundah

Police tape

Phillip Thomson Police search 68-year-old man's home.

ACTEW Corp debt to hit $2.2 billion

ACTEW repair workers

Phillip Thomson Debt at ACT government-owned ACTEW Corp is set to increase by 20 per cent.

Malcolm Turnbull taunts Andrew Leigh

Malcolm Turnbull unleashed on Member for Fraser Andrew Leigh on Wednesday.

Phillip Thomson "You can imagine the electrodes going on to him," minister says of Leigh.

Can the Australian Mint always be Royal?

Dropping the word

Phillip Thomson Dropping the word "royal" from the Royal Australian Mint could be a costly mistake for its would-be buyers.

ACT Labor robo-polls on light rail

The costs of relocating underground pipes and wires for the Capital Metro project along Northbourne Avenue

Phillip Thomson Survey called "push poll" as cost of Northbourne Avenue works labelled "very very significant".

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Liberals say Canberra light rail network could cost $10.9 billion


Phillip Thomson Canberra Liberals want to start debate on the cost of a light rail network.

Union says some ActewAGL staff could receive $30,000 pay cuts

An ActewAGL maintenance crew at work.

Phillip Thomson Ninety still unsure of future as staff restructured at energy supplier.

Thousands of Canberrans misled, says NBN Co heavyweight

nbn canberra rollout

Phillip Thomson NBN Co chief operating officer says rollout maps given to Canberrans were misleading.