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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Testing clears former Koppers site of contamination

Christopher Knaus Independent testing of the old Koppers timber treatment plant site has cleared it of posing an "unacceptable risk" to the community.

Peter Slipper moves to have Cabcharge fraud case thrown out

Former Speaker Peter Slipper arrives at the ACT Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Christopher Knaus Former Federal Parliament Speaker Peter Slipper has moved to have the Cabcharge fraud case against him thrown out, saying prosecutors failed to prove he was not on parliamentary business during...

Racist road rage pair found guilty

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Christopher Knaus A couple subjected two terrified Canberrans to a racist, abusive road rage tirade, before bashing them and brandishing a knife in their faces.

Jury begins deliberating on fate of Cameron Tully for alleged child molestation

Cameron Tully.

Christopher Knaus A jury has begun deliberating on the fate of a man accused of molesting young girls at his family's religious Hillview farm in West Belconnen.

NSW says 'box-ticking' approach to 2003 fires could have cost more lives

Christopher Knaus Lawyers for NSW say taking a "box-ticking" approach to managing the fires that would eventually devastate Canberra could have cost more lives and destroyed more houses.

Dying wish of a convicted murderer

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Christopher Knaus Anthony John Hagen has spent all but four years of his adult life in a cell.

Intensive correction orders better than periodic detention, says report

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Christopher Knaus Intense community supervision is more effective than weekend prison, a NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research report finds.

Law would have restricted discipline of Koppers

The multinational company operated from the early 1980s to 2005, treating timber using copper, chrome and arsenic.

Christopher Knaus Problems with ACT law would have restricted the government from disciplining Koppers over missing groundwater test results because it needed to prove the corporation's reporting failures were causing...

Cameron Tully on trial over allegations of molesting girls at Canberra farm

Cameron Tully.

Christopher Knaus Cameron Flynn Tully, 41, on trial for molesting girls at his Hillview family farm, where their parents gathered for religious and home birthing sessions.

'You never disobeyed a Tully', Supreme Court molestation trial hears

Accused Cameron Tully.

Christopher Knaus An alleged victim of Cameron Flynn Tully followed him into a dark room because "you never disobeyed a Tully", trial hears.

Cameron Flynn Tully denies molesting girls at Hillview farm

Cameron Flynn Tully, who has denied all charges against him.

Christopher Knaus Cameron Flynn Tully has denied molesting young girls at his family's religious "Hillview" farm, saying he'd never even laid eyes on one of them.

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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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.

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.

Olympic boxer Adam Forsyth fails to appear for sentencing over road rage assault

Christopher Knaus Confrontation took place after a truck driver beeped at him as he tried unsuccessfully to park a car.

Boxer not in court for road rage sentence

Christopher Knaus An Olympic boxer who punched a truck driver in a road rage spat in Fyshwick has failed to show up for sentencing because he did not read his mail for the past three months, a court has heard.