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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Canberra homeowners cleared of faking relationship status to defraud government over land purchase

Christopher Knaus A Canberran couple found guilty of faking their relationship status to fraudulently obtain a lower stamp duty on the purchase of a block of land have cleared their name.

Canberra man to fight charges over 'frenzied' and 'savage' machete attack

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Christopher Knaus A Canberra man will fight allegations he launched a "frenzied" and "savage" machete attack that a left a man with severe injuries last month.

ACT refuses to follow NT on public child sex offender website

Christopher Knaus Such schemes are criticised for their tendency to encourage vigilantism, their ineffectiveness, and their hampering of efforts to rehabilitate offenders.

Justin Monfries loses appeal on sentence for hit-run outside Canberra Hospital

Lost appeal: Justin Monfries killed Linda Cox when he hit her while running a red light in a stolen car.

Christopher Knaus A drunk unlicensed driver has lost his appeal over the 13-year sentence handed down for his 2012 offences.

Alleged Canberra drug importer facing life imprisonment


Christopher Knaus A Canberra man who allegedly had commercial quantities of drugs delivered right to his front door is facing a maximum of life imprisonment.

Duntroon cadet committed to stand trial over alleged Anzac Day rape


Christopher Knaus Duntroon cadet accused of choking and raping fellow cadet on Anzac Day committed to stand trial.

Prosecutors try to disqualify magistrate after he criticised their 'appalling' waste

Christopher Knaus Prosecutors try to disqualify magistrate who criticised them for an "appalling" waste of taxpayers money.

More delays in Ben Catanzariti construction death case

The Catanzariti family. Barney, Ben and Kay. Ben died in a construction accident in Kingston in 2012.

Christopher Knaus Company facing criminal charges over death of construction worker delays case, despite complaining of prosecution tardiness two weeks ago.

Golf-ball danger at ESA headquarters causes bureaucratic nightmare


Christopher Knaus Wayward golf balls endangering staff at the ACT's emergency service headquarters caused a farcical bureaucratic nightmare involving years of frustrated negotiations, failed fence building, and the...

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Kambah man denied bail on charges of sexual assault on neighbour's daughter

Christopher Knaus A Kambah man has been accused of sexually abusing his neighbour's teenage daughter before making her "pinky swear" to keep it secret.

Canberra man bashed and strangled his pregnant girlfriend, court hears

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Christopher Knaus A Canberra man allegedly punched and strangled his girlfriend while she was three months pregnant with his child, a court has heard.

Giralang shop revamp battle due in High Court

Christopher Knaus A protracted court battle in 2011 which involved a bitter dispute over revamping Giralang shops is to reappear in the highest court in Australia.

Injured postal worker loses battle to keep compensation claim alive

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Christopher Knaus When a faulty pallet truck stopped suddenly, a postal worker was thrown from the vehicle and injured, but now he's learned there will be no compensation.

Copa Brazilian restaurant owners facing criminal charges over mass food poisoning

Scene of food poisoning outbreak: The Copa Brazilian restaurant in Dickson.

Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman Largest salmonella poisoning outbreak in Canberra's history leads to owners of the former Copa Brazilian restaurant being charged with criminal offences.

Magistrate criticises DPP's 'appalling' waste of resources in Vojneski case

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Christopher Knaus A magistrate has criticised the "appalling waste of public resources" in the prosecution's approach to an assault case involving Canberra murderer Aleksander Vojneski.

Catanzariti construction death: Prosecutors criticised over delays

Christopher Knaus Prosecutors have been criticised over their handling of the high-profile Ben Catanzariti construction death case.

'Callous' Civic bashing captured in CCTV footage

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Christopher Knaus CCTV record reveals details of alcohol-fuelled bashing, court told.

Jury finds Dylan Keenan guilty of armed Chapman IGA robbery


Christopher Knaus A man has been found guilty of a violent gunpoint robbery that terrified staff at the Chapman IGA last year.

AFP suppresses details of investigation into former commissioner's son

Christopher Knaus The Australian Federal Police have suppressed details of an investigation into the behaviour of former commissioner Tony Negus' son while he trained to become an ACT police officer.

'Please don't pull the trigger': worker speaks of Chapman supermarket robbery

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Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman A supermarket worker tried not to panic and thought of his "little girl" as he was forced to hand over cash at gunpoint during a robbery in Chapman last year.