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Phillip Thomson is a Public Service Reporter at The Canberra Times.
Euphemism sparks public service compo claim: How 'complaints' became 'enquiries' and started trouble
Phillip Thomson When taxpayer "complaints" became "enquiries", the relationship between an employee and manager broke down.
Phillip Thomson Public servants are under pressure because little mistakes can be costly but only after mandarins bestow grace, documents show.
Phillip Thomson One department has had employees who used drugs intended for animals, manipulated jury duty and swapped a biosecurity clearance for tickets.
Department of Immigration and Border Protection unit 'overpaid, overstaffed', says Migration Alliance
Phillip Thomson Complaints about lack of transparency and $5m used for 'featherbedding' public servants.
Phillip Thomson "Looking after kids actually counts for something," says department boss who was a stay-at-home mum for eight years.
Phillip Thomson Community and Public Sector Union national secretary Nadine Flood says a Centrelink worker suffered received spinal damage after being assaulted by a customer.
Phillip Thomson Andrew Leigh concerned department could slip announcement into May federal budget.
Phillip Thomson Public service commissioner debated union official Nadine Flood early Friday morning. And they didn't hold back.
Phillip Thomson Departmental loyalty at all costs is corrosive, says immigration boss who reveals brick wall he faced on rise to the top.
Phillip Thomson The Fair Work Commission green lights industrial action.
Phillip Thomson Claims new metadata retention laws would make public servants both the perpetrators and victims of intrusive information gathering.
Phillip Thomson Numbers dwindle in the ranks above trainee level.
Phillip Thomson Public service job advertisements show applicants are being discriminated against because they do not have existing security clearances.
Phillip Thomson Middle manager who under-claimed on how much he worked investigated and reprimanded. So he walked.
Phillip Thomson Can't get a job in Canberra without a security clearance; can't get a clearance without a job.
Phillip Thomson And secretary Dennis Richardson reveals his major drama with signing off on travel.
Phillip Thomson Dennis Richardson tells graduates to look on the other side of the coin.
Phillip Thomson CSIRO's new chief executive Larry Marshall could soon be faced with disruptive staff.
Phillip Thomson Labor senator Joe Ludwig has hit back at Public Service Commissioner John Lloyd's comments about freedom of information laws being harmful.
Phillip Thomson Getting a public service job takes longer than the gestation of a hippopotamus or a trip to Mars.