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Phillip Thomson is a Public Service Reporter at The Canberra Times.
Phillip Thomson Scott Morrison "obsessed with secrecy" as public servants answer two out of 390 requests from media.
Phillip Thomson Staff in this office can always find a place to sit. And it costs $99,000 a year.
Phillip Thomson X-ray machine 'knowingly' used on soldiers for up to four years after failing a compliance test.
Phillip Thomson Watch out - the bureaucracy is keeping an eye on your side business.
How Joe Hockey's tax cuts could hurt the public service: Eric Abetz says bureaucracy could be streamlined more
Phillip Thomson When Eric Abetz was asked how Treasurer could pay for tax cuts, he pointed to only one place.
Phillip Thomson 'You might like it, but will they?': APS department declares war on expensive branded merchandise.
Phillip Thomson ATO staff say they find it hard to get quality service from their own agency because access to their records is restricted.
Phillip Thomson A brief mistake will now sit online for years, as Australian drivers are beginning to discover.
Phillip Thomson Public servant warns, "If they want to get you, they'll look for the most minor incidents possible."
Phillip Thomson From little things big things grow, and so does this department's total bill for money it shouldn't have paid out but can't get back.
Phillip Thomson The full extent of the bureaucracy's plague of empty offices – being paid for by taxpayers – is revealed.
Phillip Thomson Are departments rushing their online revolution? One expert says 'yes'.
Phillip Thomson It's a time of austerity. But here are the phantom work stations Aussie taxpayers are footing the bill for.
Phillip Thomson Public service reforms: more irregular workers, speeding up sackings and giving dodgy staff less time to play with.
Phillip Thomson He has been criticised for trying to find a leaker. Now the commissioner explains his position.
Phillip Thomson Public servants expect to cause disruptions at international airports when taking industrial action next week.
Phillip Thomson Whistleblower leader says no point going to the Australian Public Service Commission.
Phillip Thomson 'It's not a policy problem, it's a delivery issue': Federal bureaucracy's digital boss calls on public servants to do better.
Phillip Thomson DSS is on track to release swathes of space onto real estate market.
Phillip Thomson And the one garment Commonwealth staff want to wear at work that they shouldn't.