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Phillip Thomson is a Public Service Reporter at The Canberra Times.
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.
Phillip Thomson Respected scientist's fears for national icon.
Phillip Thomson Moving bureaucrats to tropical Queensland and elsewhere would leave departments ''struggling to find staff''.
Phillip Thomson Pack the sunscreen, the big push is on to move Canberra public servants to northern Australia.
Phillip Thomson Comcare aims to get public servants back to work sooner to reduce burden on public purse.
Phillip Thomson The axe moving through the federal bureaucracy is sure to chop away plenty of sharp minds but advice may be coming from the most unlikely places - the world of dance.
Phillip Thomson Public servant seeking compensation said his two adult children living at home were too busy to mow the lawn.
Phillip Thomson No hot desking, 15-minute tea breaks and extending the Christmas closedown period have all been put forward by a union representing ATO workers.
Noel Towell and Phillip Thomson Public Service minister Eric Abetz is crying "crocodile tears" over job losses in the federal bureaucracy, the main public sector union says.
Phillip Thomson Lease costs being paid to house legion of idle work stations in a time of austerity predicted to worsen.