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Phillip Thomson

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

Serco-Sodexo says it won't appeal $11m in redundancy payments

Phillip Thomson It just became much harder for companies to avoid making redundancy payments.

Immigration and Customs public servants strike on Australian Border Force's first day

Customs and Immigration CPSU members hold a stopwork rally in Belconnen.

Phillip Thomson Stopworks have been held across the country on the first day of the Australian Border Force.

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Penrhyn House in Woden still almost empty despite $10 million upgrade

Still largely empty: 2 to 6 Bowes Street, Phillip (formerly known as Penrhyn House) was refurbished last year to attract new tenants.  Quintessential Equity directors Shane Quinn, left, and Harry Rosenberg and head of property Russell Bullen.

Phillip Thomson Owners say Woden "is a pretty challenging leasing environment" because of the outflow of employees to Civic.

George Brandis called public servant Richard Foster a two-faced Janus: Now they get on well

Phillip Thomson Public servant of 50 years Richard Foster - the man who took bullet-proof glass out of family courts - says he has a strong relationship George Brandis even though the minister once called him a...

Immigration Department secretary Mike Pezzullo slams 'no moral compass' claims

Mike Pezzullo secretary of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection at Senate estimates on Monday.

Phillip Thomson Dept boss applauds staff as union calls strike action for one of the biggest Wednesdays in secretary's life.

Gaby's Takeaway leaves Barton to move to Belconnen

Gaby's Takeaway in Barton is closing after 28 years, and relocating to the corner of Eastern Valley Way and Aikman Drive. Gabriel Wilk out the front of his original takeaway.

Phillip Thomson From graduates to department heads. Public servants are losing a longstanding lunching joint.

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Industry Department public servant wins compensation: lack of dictation technology noted

Phillip Thomson Former ACT senator Gary Humphries rules on public service compo cases - and has overturned one Comcare decision after one man's wait or dictation technology.

Department of Human Services does not deny CPSU's 24-hour shifts claim

Strike meeting for the Community and Public Sector Union members in Canberra.

Phillip Thomson The Department of Human Services has not clearly denied the claim some staff work 24-hour shifts but said employees rarely worked outside normal rostered hours and were not required at work for...

Community and Public Sector Union strike meeting in Canberra

CPSU national secretary Nadine Flood

Phillip Thomson Border protection policies may be under threat from public service strikes

Top four things to do for public servants on strike (that aren't going to a strike meeting)

Phillip Thomson Top 4 things to do if you're on strike (but don't want to go to a super serious strike meeting).

CPSU members go on strike over public service pay deals, Medicare and Centrelink affected

People have been told to expect delays when contacting Centrelink and Medicare due to the strikes this week.

Phillip Thomson APS's biggest department tells customers to delay contacting Medicare and Centrelink this week.

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Australian Public Service Commission's misconduct warning: make a breach finding

Sin of secrecy.

Phillip Thomson Where bad apples not only move on but move up.

Comcare hits back against Australian Lawyers Alliance criticism

Phillip Thomson Agency says when responsibility increases, so does the money to do the job.

CPSU wages social media war as federal public servants take strike action

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Phillip Thomson Public servants walk off the job for half a day.

Australian Taxation Office's $20m fit-out

The ATO wants to relinquish almost 5000 square metres of Sydney office space.

Phillip Thomson Taxpayers forking out for empty offices is also a problem in Sydney.

Public service's 100,000sqm of empty space in Canberra: BIS Shrapnel report

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Phillip Thomson Tens of millions of taxpayer dollars yearly paying for 10 soccer fields of unused space in national capital.

Mass strikes to hit federal public service: Community and Public Sector Union members to walk off job

Nadine Flood said it was the largest industrial action taken by Commonwealth public servants in a generation.

Phillip Thomson Largest public service strike action in a generation to start on Thursday

Department of Immigration and Border Protection opens job for doctor in sensitive area

The Australian public service is looking for someone to work in one of the most politically sensitive areas of national policy in a newly created position.

Phillip Thomson Department calls for hopefuls for one of the most politically sensitive public service jobs going.

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British high commissioner Menna Rawlings takes diplomatic approach to motherhood

British High Commissioner Menna Rawlings at the official residence in Deakin.

Phillip Thomson The British high commissioner has climbed the ladder in the public service with three children in tow.

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

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