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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Tharwa indigenous rehabilitation centre gets tribunal green light

Christopher Knaus Rural landholders have lost a planning stoush with the government over the proposed indigenous bush retreat for drug and alcohol rehabilitation near Tharwa.

Man accused of threatening to kill police officer faces court


Christopher Knaus A Canberra man allegedly stalked police and told them to tell their sergeant that ‘‘if I see him out on the street, I’ll f---ing kill him’’.

Libs want auditor in on environmental reporting

Christopher Knaus The opposition will push for broader scrutiny of the ACT's management of environmental reporting in the wake of the pollution of Hume groundwater with potentially dangerous chemicals.

Tests show toxic groundwater at Koppers timber plant has not spread

Christopher Knaus Polluted groundwater has not spread from beneath the former Koppers timber treatment plant, new testing has shown.

Correction order shift as weekend detention phased out

Shane Rattenbury.

Christopher Knaus The ACT government is planning to abolish weekend detention as a way for Canberra criminals to serve time.

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New West Industrial Park buyers not informed of Koppers contamination

Teddy Bear Childcare owner Mark Gillett  bought land about 400 meters away from the contaminated sites but were never told of the pollution the sale of the land never went through.

Christopher Knaus The ACT government is selling land around the contaminated Koppers site without telling some potential buyers.

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Lawyers criticise end of periodic detention

Christopher Knaus The decision to abolish weekend detention has been criticised by parts of the ACT's legal fraternity, who say it was made without consultation and appears to be motivated by a desire to cut costs.

Revealed: Timber treatment plant's toxic legacy

A ground water bore at the former Koppers timber treatment plant in Hume.

Christopher Knaus A multinational corporation was allowed to pollute Canberra water with toxic chemicals in a case exposing more than a decade of failings.

Koppers' toxic legacy may be scrutinised by Auditor-General

Christopher Knaus The public watchdog will consider scrutinising ACT authorities over failures surrounding the pollution of groundwater in Hume, as pressure mounts on the government for answers and legislative change.

Greens to push for law reform to ensure Koppers pollution not repeated

Christopher Knaus The Greens will push for stronger laws to prevent groundwater pollution and seek assurances that failures highlighted by the Koppers case are not being repeated elsewhere in the territory.

Koppers timber treatment plant: ACT government was warned polluters weren't being watched

Christopher Knaus The ACT government was warned last year that the environment protection watchdog was poorly resourced.

Hume residents claim Koppers site discharged contaminants for years

Local families who lived next to the former Koppers timber treatment plant in Hume claim they witnessed a murky, foam capped liquid discharged from the site for more than a decade.

Christopher Knaus Families who lived next to the Koppers timber treatment plant say they witnessed a murky, foam-capped liquid discharge from the site regularly for more than a decade.

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ACT police pursuit policy very sensible: union

Quadruple fatality on March 20.

Christopher Knaus The ACT's police pursuit policy is balanced and safe, according to the police union, who have also praised the inquest's description of Justin "Mully" Williams actions in causing one of the city's...

Man arrested over Lyneham murder of Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber

Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber.

Christopher Knaus Police have taken a 27-year-old man into custody in connection with the murder of Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber.

Forensic expert contradicts key evidence used in case against David Eastman

A forensic scientist whose crucial analysis of gunshot residue linked David Eastman to the murder of ACT's police chief is trying to prevent an inquiry investigating his work.

Christopher Knaus An international forensic expert said it is extremely unlikely that a silencer was used in the 1989 killing of the territory's police chief.

Mother of driver who caused three deaths in chase doesn't blame police

Quadruple fatality on March 20.

Michael Inman and Christopher Knaus The mother of the driver who caused one of the territory’s most horrific car crashes says she does not blame the police for chasing her son in a high speed pursuit.

Police wait on autopsy report

Police investigate the discovery of the body of a 27 year old male in a block of apartments in Lyneham, in Hall Street.

Christopher Knaus Police have conducted an autopsy on the body of a young man discovered in a Lyneham unit on Saturday.

Tributes flow for murdered music lover Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber

Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman Police are speaking to a number of ''persons of interest'' as they continue to investigate the stabbing murder of Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber.

Queanbeyan murder-accused appears in court

Queanbeyan murder accused Laurence Finley.

Christopher Knaus A young driver accused of murdering Brett "Buddha" Townsend by running him down with his car has faced court for the first time.

Man linked to killing taken off the streets

Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman A man linked to the killing of a Phillip cannabis dealer on New Year's Day has been taken off the streets.