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Phillip Thomson is a Public Service Reporter at The Canberra Times.
Phillip Thomson An academic has called for a new bureaucratic arm to oversee water and energy, in the interests of keeping prices down for consumers.
Phillip Thomson David Kendall worked for the public service but an email brought it all undone as watchdog sends psychs for re-education.
Phillip Thomson Internal documents reveal concerns for staff and Australians living close to Defence fuel stations.
Phillip Thomson It writes stories such as '19 struggles only Game of Thrones fans understand'. Now it's helping a major agency in the Australian bureaucracy.
Phillip Thomson Why a Canberra public servant often makes $14,000 a year more and why the heat's about to get turned up.
Phillip Thomson Four push ups? Australian Defence Force standards encouraging laziness and obesity, one ex-soldier says.
Phillip Thomson From dealing with a dangerous monkey's fist to the disgorged contents of a lizard. These Canberra public servants have a unique gig.
Phillip Thomson The ATO has cut thousands of staff in the past 19 months - many highly experienced in detecting tax avoidance.
Phillip Thomson Time sheet cheats on notice. Law laid down on bus rides and early knock offs to see tradies.
Phillip Thomson Out-of-shape and in uniform - documents show what the ADF plans to do.
Phillip Thomson Staff movement to new digs as entry-level spies hit Canberra.
Phillip Thomson Woman says perfume, desks, computers made her too sick for work.
Kirsten Lawson, Phillip Thomson and Georgina Connery Government backbencher says promise to boost Defence budget "will need significant public sector workforce".
Phillip Thomson Counting public servants to save money is "perverse" but could taking review's advice kill great Aussie tradition of bagging Canberra bureaucrats.
Phillip Thomson Government to crack down on "cradle to the grave" workforce at department.
Phillip Thomson Secret Canberra: At up to $9000 or more a pop, with a total bill of $350m, the cost of maintaining vetting system is set to blow out.
Euphemism sparks public service compo claim: How 'complaints' became 'enquiries' and started trouble
Phillip Thomson When taxpayer "complaints" became "enquiries", the relationship between an employee and manager broke down.
Phillip Thomson Public servants are under pressure because little mistakes can be costly but only after mandarins bestow grace, documents show.
Phillip Thomson One department has had employees who used drugs intended for animals, manipulated jury duty and swapped a biosecurity clearance for tickets.
Department of Immigration and Border Protection unit 'overpaid, overstaffed', says Migration Alliance
Phillip Thomson Complaints about lack of transparency and $5m used for 'featherbedding' public servants.