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Phillip Thomson

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

Department of Immigration and Border Protection move out of Belconnen quashed

Phillip Thomson The tender to build department's new headquarters has been killed.

Community backlash against waterfront views for public servants in Gosford

The ATO urged caution when dealing with cold callers.

Phillip Thomson The community was promised waterfront restaurants and an arts centre. Instead it's getting public servants - and the people aren't happy.

Central Coast versus Canberra: Will public servants love moving to Gosford?

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Phillip Thomson The beach, the sport. Four reasons public servants won't want to move from Canberra to the Central Coast.

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John Gorton and Treasury buildings draft heritage plans up for public consultation

Phillip Thomson The public is being asked for the best ways to preserve the spy-proof workplace.

Treasurer Scott Morrison sticks to plan to move public servants out of Canberra

Phillip Thomson Treasurer wants cranes in the sky soon so public servants can move.

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Public Service Commissioner John Lloyd lashes Productivity Commission

John Lloyd intends making the public service's slow hiring process quicker and easier and give departments more opportunities to use temps, part-timers and contractors.

Phillip Thomson Public service is no strong arm in bargaining negotiations.

Department with most name changes? That title goes to Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Simpler times: The Department of Industry has had yet another name change.

Phillip Thomson Is that MoG on its way? This department has changed its name and logo more than any other.

Public Service Commissioner John Lloyd slams job criteria as a waste of time for everyone

Public Service Commissioner John Lloyd.

Phillip Thomson Top ranking public servant slams job criteria as a waste of time for everyone.

Australians don't know what they want from government, says Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet secretary Michael Thawley

PM&C secretary Michael Thawley.

Phillip Thomson PM's adviser says Turnbull 'doesn't care' if he's brief by junior officers or senior executives.

Australian Taxation Office 'unable to identify' savings: Australian Services Union questions numbers

Tax commissioner Chris Jordan.

Phillip Thomson Agency questioned on its breakdown which will provide public servants 4.5 per cent pay rise.

Finance Department secretary Jane Halton, Treasury secretary John Fraser at IPAA conference

Finance Department head Jane Halton.

Phillip Thomson Secretary reveals she pulled up then shadow treasurer about claims he was making in interviews.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull: Don't turn Australian public service into a glorified mail box

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull attended the dedication of the War Correspondents Memorial at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on Wednesday.

Phillip Thomson Before Malcolm Turnbull became our 29th Prime Minister, he was singing the bureaucracy's praises.

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Michaelia Cash on the attack: Who the public service union needs to deal with

Minister for Employment and Minister for Women-designate Michaelia Cash arrives for the swearing-in ceremony for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's new ministry at Government House in Canberra on Monday 21 September 2015.

Phillip Thomson Public servant union beware. Footage shows Turnbull's public service rep, Michaelia Cash, can be a brutal opponent.

Malcolm Turnbull's public service spokeswoman Michaelia Cash greeted by long airport queues

Minister for Employment and Minister for Women-designate Michaelia Cash arrives for the swearing-in ceremony for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's new ministry at Government House in Canberra on Monday 21 September 2015.

Phillip Thomson Michaelia Cash welcomed to frontbench with news of long airport queues.

Goodbye Eric Abetz: three quotes that defined his public service reign

Eric Abetz has been dumped from the employment portfolio.

Phillip Thomson The three quotes from Eric Abetz that defined his reign overseeing the Australian public service.

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Airport delays predicted as CPSU plans Border Force strikes over 10 days

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

Phillip Thomson Get ready for airport delays as union tries to get Malcolm Turnbull's attention.

Federal Court rules against claim by public servant with aggravated psychiatric condition

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Phillip Thomson Court rules on sad case of senior federal public servant who will now be out of pocket.

Australian Public Service's non-ongoing workforce grows in size to 16,000

Phillip Thomson Permanent jobs as the default can cut down creativity, public service told by lead agency.

Public servant Drew Clarke replaces Peta Credlin as acting chief of staff

Tony Abbott and Peta Credlin before the last election.

Phillip Thomson Turnbull is already creating a record of employing public servants to become part of his brains trust.

PM&C secretary Michael Thawley could not save Tony Abbott's brains trust

Tony Abbott had no idea the Turnbull camp had the numbers, and probably wouldn't have believed it if he'd been told.

Phillip Thomson Abbott's brains trust was a shambles at the end of 2014. A new public servant came along. He could not stop the rot.

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