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Phillip Thomson is a Public Service Reporter at The Canberra Times.
Phillip Thomson Man who hid behind James Bond characters sent 160 FoI requests and raised security concerns.
Phillip Thomson A former Wallaby, world famous ballet dancer and Ita Buttrose have been brought in on contracts worth tens of thousands of dollars to talk to the Department of Defence's top brass.
Phillip Thomson Union says increasing number of departments now turning to forced redundancies to meet savings targets.
Phillip Thomson Bureaucracy does what it can to keep taxpayer's money in the public service. Sort of.
Phillip Thomson A former federal public servant has lost her bid for compensation after claiming she was traumatised by two gruesome deaths.
Phillip Thomson It's nice work if you can get it. Cash-strapped departments dish out $10,000 to $15,000 a pop for big names.
Department of Immigration and Border Protection wants to cut 'remote allowance' and leave, but increase time at work: CPSU
Phillip Thomson The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) wants to make staff work another 30 minutes a week.
Phillip Thomson A former chief research scientist at CSIRO says the forestry industry should put its money where its mouth is to save public service jobs.
Phillip Thomson The plotting of heavyweight Canberra bureaucrats and lashings of sex - the latest book from journalists Steve Lewis and Chris Uhlmann.
Phillip Thomson The army of inspectors dishing out parking fines in Canberra just got bigger.
Phillip Thomson Three specialist staff who help maintain Canberra's national memorials, fountains and artworks will be retrenched and their work outsourced.
Phillip Thomson Union says managers were about to stand over shoulders of 200 staff – literally.
Phillip Thomson Government budget cuts continue to wreak havoc at Australia’s premier science organisation.
Phillip Thomson Labor's point man on the public service, Brendan O'Connor, says the federal government would reap a nasty harvest if public servants were poorly treated during bargaining negotiations.
Phillip Thomson CNN presenter asks whether we should now hug scientists, instead of trees.
Phillip Thomson The ATO wants to cut quickly to minimise anxiety.
Phillip Thomson "I will not stand by while you advocate stripping Canberra for parts,'' Canberra Liberals leader Jeremy Hanson says.
Phillip Thomson Tasmanian MP and former long-serving federal bureaucrat Andrew Wilkie launches an assault on capital's 60-year history as home of the bureaucracy.
Phillip Thomson Changes to Comcare are expected to increase premiums for Commonwealth departments - and taxpayers.
Phillip Thomson CSIRO staff will have less than a month to bargain over their new agreement before their old accord expires.