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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Man accused of threatening to kill police officer faces court

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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’’.

Man accused of 'controlling', beating wife faces ACT court

Christopher Knaus A man who allegedly controlled his wife’s life by beating her, taking her wages, checking her phone, stopping her from driving and indecently assaulting her, has faced court.

Bar talk a hot topic in Georgina Phelps' family

Georgina Phelps joins the other four lawyers in her immediate family.

Christopher Knaus Debates around the Phelps' dinner table are more lively than those in most families.

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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Priest facing bigamy charges in ACT court

Alec Stevenson

Christopher Knaus Father Alec Stevenson thought he'd left his life in New Zealand behind when he walked out on his young wife and children and moved to Australia in 1970.

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.

Labor minister Joy Burch's son charged over armed robbery

Facing charges: Lloyd Edwin Burch leaves the ACT Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Christopher Knaus Lloyd Edwin Burch drank two litres of beer before entering an Ali Baba store armed with a knife.

Final witnesses give evidence in Eastman inquiry

Christopher Knaus After five months of hearings and a sea of evidence, inquiry shifts to business end of proceedings. But it's far from over.

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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Man caught drink-driving three times in five hours

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Christopher Knaus, Henry Belot A 30-year-old Crace man who was allegedly caught drink-driving on three separate occasions within five hours has faced court.

Eastman evidence may have misled inquest: scientist

Christopher Knaus A forensic expert has admitted he may have misled the inquest on ACT police chief Colin Stanley Winchester and allowed ''unacceptable confusion'' in the labelling of gunshot residue taken from David...

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.

Men sentenced over sophisticated cannabis grow house

Christopher Knaus Group tried to hide grow house using false walls and an untraceable power supply.

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.

DIY fraudster Nicholas Oettinger avoids conviction

Michael Inman and Christopher Knaus A former Canberra man who attempted to defraud an insurance company over a do-it-yourself kitchen repair has avoided conviction.

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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David Eastman inquiry continues to pick over Robert Barnes' work

Christopher Knaus A forensic expert has denied deliberately selecting gunshot residue to support the argument he presented at David Eastman's trial.

Forensic expert Robert Barnes questioned at David Eastman inquiry

Christopher Knaus A forensic expert has been forced to respond to allegations he misled an inquest and deliberately selected gunshot residue evidence to support an argument that later would implicate David Eastman at...

Pair charged with drug trafficking after police phone tap

Christopher Knaus Two suspected drug traffickers arrested after a covert phone tap operation have been denied bail.