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Phillip Thomson is a Public Service Reporter at The Canberra Times.
Phillip Thomson Minister slams comment that federal bureaucracy is a policy-free zone and calls for shared services revolution.
Phillip Thomson They walk out one door with a redundancy package, and waltz back in as contractors. The impact has been "devastating".
Phillip Thomson The return of the former treasury secretary means three things for public servants. But one question remains.
Phillip Thomson The Department of Defence is working out the precise breakdown, team by team, of who will be included among the 10 per cent of middle managers who are to be laid off.
Phillip Thomson Political advisors aren't there to duplicate the public service, cabinet secretary says.
Phillip Thomson Just because it's a government job, doesn't mean payment is assured, subcontractor says.
Geneva talks disrupted: Australian Communications and Media Authority staff to take industrial action
Phillip Thomson A federal government agency's critical talks in Geneva are under the threat of disruption caused by industrial action.
Phillip Thomson Ex-Finance Department public servant Jan Mason's background with Telstra sell-off raised.
Phillip Thomson As Commonwealth bureaucracy's war on paper continues, Ricky Muir wants the APS to look at the paper in use.
Phillip Thomson Another agency has offered staff the new maximum pay increase allowed by the federal government's revised bargaining policy.
Phillip Thomson Watchdog targets bureaucrats with 'super access' and drug problems.
Phillip Thomson with AAP Striking public servants cause long lines ... but not too long.
Australian public servants put in 'skunkworks' while John Lloyd refers to practice known as 'rank and yank'
Phillip Thomson Federal public service hones in on performance management with talk made famous by US corporations.
Phillip Thomson Comcare will call in private companies to do some of its work as it tries to claw back rising premiums.
Phillip Thomson Boss says their letters are boring, even by Australian Taxation Office standards.
Phillip Thomson Staff at elite agency to be cut before Christmas because workforce too large 'like many other agencies across the APS'.
Phillip Thomson Industrial action spreads to PM&C.
Defence's iron ceiling: Brief says experts shouldn't move beyond APS6 without becoming managers of other people
Phillip Thomson Smart staff who are experts in their fields face blockage at APS level 6, according to brief.
Phillip Thomson Monday's planned Border Force strike has attracted global media attention.
Phillip Thomson Union has approached the Fair Work Commission over DHS casual penalty rates.