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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Woman convicted of helping Belconnen knife attacker given chance to avoid jail

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Michael Inman A woman involved in a stabbing at a northside bus stop must show her commitment to rehabilitation.

Childcare worker pleads guilty to theft of $42,000 from northside centre

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Michael Inman Tanya Maree Diamond, 42, appeared in the ACT Magistrates Court on Tuesday on one count of obtaining property by deception.

Fear of prison hard man Matthew Massey is not a reason for bail

Prison hard man: Matthew Massey

Michael Inman Court tells accused man the fear of a notorious Canberra hard man is not a get out of jail free card.

ACT government shortlists two to build new ACT courts precinct

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Michael Inman Two consortiums are on the ACT government's shortlist to build the new Canberra courts precinct.

Calvary Hospital may need bail out from parent company

Michael Inman and Natasha Boddy Calvary Hospital may need to be bailed out by its parent company after suffering a $6 million change of fortunes in just a year.

Calvary Hospital hit by financial woes

Natasha Boddy and Michael Inman Calvary Hospital has instituted a staff freeze after posting a $4.9 million loss.

Key CCTV evidence of Queanbeyan pub assault not supplied by police

Pub  assault: Court told of evidence.

Michael Inman CCTV footage of a bar assault where a man was bashed has not been supplied by police, a defence lawyer says.

Gungahlin man jailed for choking girlfriend in martial arts hold

Jailed: Man who choked woman is sent to prison.

Michael Inman Woman had tried to scream but could not make a noise, the ACT Magistrates Court told.

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.

Royal Australian Mint targets 230kW-plus solar system

Michael Inman The Royal Australian Mint is a step closer to installing solar panels in a bid to cut costs and carbon intensity.

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Cameron Tully sentenced to jail for molesting girls

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Michael Inman Victims and families embrace in a subdued display outside court after sentencing.

Injuries caused by explosion cost Revlon and ACT government about $8 million

Abraham Sumners still bears the scars of the fireball that engulfed him at the SteriHealth facility in 2009.

Michael Inman Injured contractors who won millions of dollars in compensation smelt a strong stench of perfume seconds before they were hit by a fireball.

Man fined $2500 for failing to take his dog to a vet

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Michael Inman A Dickson man who failed his dog to a vet after it broke its hind leg in four places has been fined $2500 for animal cruelty.

Revlon, ACT government pay out $6.6 million after men burnt in explosion

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Michael Inman Cosmetic giant Revlon and the ACT government have paid out $6.6 million to three men critically injured after an explosion at a northside medical waste disposal facility.

Community service for Civic bashing

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Michael Inman A Canberra man who bashed and kicked a Civic reveller unconscious has been sentenced to 80 hours community service work.

Man who allegedly tried to torch car 'escaped abduction'

Michael Inman A Hawker man who allegedly tried to torch a car claims he had been abducted and took the vehicle to escape his captors, a court has heard.

Man guilty of Macgregor cannabis grow house in underground chamber accessed by hidden door

Police found an elaborate cannabis growhouse in an underground chamber in the Macgregor house.

Michael Inman A Canberra man behind two northside cannabis grow houses hid one of the crops in a secret chamber beneath a garage.

Violent home invader who fractured man's skull with bat sentenced to six years jail

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Michael Inman Man’s skull fractured when offender clubbed him with a baseball bat during a home invasion after a fight over shoes.

'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.

Pair to be deported to China after arrest in multi-million dollar growhouse

A Chinese man will be deported after pleading guilty to cultivating 371 cannabis plants for sale.

Michael Inman An illegal immigrant linked to a multi-million dollar cannabis crop will be deported to China to die.