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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

AFP denies favouritism for son of Commissioner Tony Negus

Christopher Knaus Federal Police have denied claims the son of Commissioner Tony Negus was given special treatment.

ACT crime-rampage leader Christopher Slater seeks shorter jail term

Christopher Knaus A man who lunged at a victim with an axe and stole a car with a child still inside is fighting to have his sentence reduced.

Police search finds death-related items

Christopher Knaus and Ben Westcott A police search of scrubland in Red Hill has uncovered items potentially linked to the killing of a cannabis dealer in Phillip on New Year's Day.

Phillip murder: Police search Red Hill bushland

Police and ses conduct a search along the roadside on Hindmarsh Drive, red hill.
The Canberra times
16 January 2014
Photo jay cronan 


Christopher Knaus Police and emergency services have scoured bushland in Red Hill as their investigation into the killing of a Phillip cannabis dealer continues.

Killer known to victim in Phillip New Year's Day murder

News.  ACT Policing have covered the rear courtyard of a property in Phillip as they investigate a murder at Mansfield Place in Phillip. 2 January 2014. Canberra Times photograph by Jeffrey Chan.

Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman Police believe the killer responsible for the New Year's Day murder in Phillip was known to his victim and stole his mobile phone, using it to make calls after the attack.

Cop sacked over capsicum spray incident loses appeal

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Christopher Knaus A Canberra police officer sacked for using capsicum spray on a drunk man outside a Manuka nightclub has lost his unfair dismissal case.

Tony Negus's son quits police force amid speeding crash investigation

Police commissioner Tony Negus.

Christopher Knaus Federal police commissioner Tony Negus's son has quit the ACT's police force while embroiled in an internal probe and an investigation into a motorbike crash linked with speeding.

Man arrested over jewellery theft

Christopher Knaus A man accused of stealing $10,000 worth of electronics and jewellery before trying to sell them to Cash Converters has been denied bail.

Decision on police officer's unfair dismissal case reserved

Christopher Knaus The Federal Court has reserved its decision in the unfair dismissal case of a Canberra police officer who used capsicum spray on a drunk man in Manuka.

Special series - Punch Drunk, part one: Civic remains a hotbed of alcohol-fuelled violence


Christopher Knaus Despite the efforts of police and politicians, Civic remains a hotbed of alcohol-fuelled violence. Today, in the first part of a special series, Christopher Knaus reports on how supposedly tough...

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Drink-driving: Police road blitz on in earnest

RBTs from ACT Policing.

Christopher Knaus These are some of the ACT's drunkest drivers, the worst of which would struggle to walk down a street, let alone control a car.

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ACT Police warn New Year's revellers

ACT police on patrol in Civic.

Christopher Knaus Police have warned they will be out in force for New Year's Eve celebrations in Civic, setting their sights on underage drinkers, anti-social behaviour, and drink driving.

Murder cases mark 2013 as a dark year in Canberra's courts

Christopher Knaus The ACT’s courts have witnessed a chilling series of murder cases in the past year, from the cold-blooded and calculated, to the indescribably brutal and gratuitous.

Hotheaded Skywhale gets heart of glass

Christopher Knaus The many-breasted, much-maligned Skywhale was put to the flame on Saturday.

No further jail for yacht club burglar after stint in rehab

Scales of Justice outside the District Court in Brisbane.

Christopher Knaus A man who used a sledgehammer to smash his way into the Canberra Yacht Club to steal an empty safe has managed to turn his life around and will spend no more time in prison.

David Eastman murder inquiry begins

David Harold Eastman.

Christopher Knaus A mental health report that may have been seen by David Harold Eastman’s trial judge included information suggesting the judge could be the target of a planned ‘‘homicidal attack’’, an inquiry has...

Stuart Flats shooter allowed out of jail to be with dying father

Christopher Knaus A man who fired a sawn-off shotgun through the window of a Stuart Flats unit has been allowed time out of prison to be with his dying father.

Former policeman denies harassing surveillance on David Eastman

David Eastman

Christopher Knaus A former police officer has denied knowledge of surveillance teams harassing David Eastman to exacerbate his paranoia and induce a confession as they investigated the killing of the ACT's police...

Reward good bars, suggest hotels


Christopher Knaus The hotels lobby has called for rewards for well-behaved bars, pubs and clubs, while urging the government to focus on supermarkets and liquor stores to prevent young revellers pre-loading on alcohol.

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Durham Castle Arms pub buckling under rising costs

Bar manager of the Durham in Kingston,  Adrian Moran talks about the issue of alcohol-fuelled violence and the impact on local venues.
The Canberra Times
12 November 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Christopher Knaus The Durham Castle Arms is hurting. The pub's manager of seven years, Adrian Moran, says the future of the Kingston venue is fraught with uncertainty, with business as bad as he's ever seen it.

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