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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Man who molested stepdaughter shows no remorse

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Christopher Knaus A man who repeatedly molested his stepdaughter at her home and at Point Hut crossing has shown no remorse, labelling the charges as a "fabricated conspiracy", a court has heard.

Dark clothes, broken headlight put motorcyclist partially at fault in nighttime crash, court rules

Christopher Knaus Dark clothes, faulty headlight. Judge describes motorcyclist's journey as "risky enterprise" in nighttime crash case.

Father of prison guard tells court cops 'out to get' son in trial over alleged false rape claim

Court rules.

Christopher Knaus Cops out to get prison guard from "day one", father says.

Canberra marijuana grow house accused released, despite deportation fears

A cannabis crop seized from a Kaleen grow house.

Christopher Knaus Magistrate warns government to think "very carefully" before deporting a man facing cannabis charges.

Woman suffering terminal lung cancer bashed by her partner

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Christopher Knaus Man bashed partner while she was "frail, tiny, and unwell", court hears.

Former prison guard tells court he is 'here for justice'

An ACT prison guard who was locked up in Goulburn jail on allegedly false rape claims.

Christopher Knaus Prison guard who was locked up in notorious prison tells his accuser's trial he is "here for justice".

Kaleen cafe burgled within seven days of opening

Co-owners of Eat me Drink me at the Kaleen shops and
former army buddies, Jay Logan and John Wellfare hold up glass shards from the break in.

Christopher Knaus It was not the way two army veterans were hoping to start their new cafe business.

'Don't f---ing touch anything': frictions between police emerge in alleged false rape case

Christopher Knaus A Gungahlin sergeant says he was told not to "f---ing touch anything" by colleagues, as frictions emerged in alleged false rape case.

Four people linked to major cannabis grow house bust plead not guilty

A police image from the Kaleen growhouse.

Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman Four people linked to 'most extensive' cannabis grow house network in the territory's history' plead not guilty.

Airservices manager jailed over $327,000 tax fraud

Christopher Knaus Senior Air Services manager sentenced to jail for defrauding tax office of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Mother admits she fabricated evidence to police in alleged false rape case

Court rules.

Christopher Knaus A mother has told an ACT court she thought she'd never be caught out for a fabricated police statement about her daughter's alleged rape.

More detainees sent to temporary Symonston jail from overcrowded prison

The overcrowding crisis at the Alexander Maconochie Centre has worsened in recent weeks

Christopher Knaus Worsening overcrowding crisis sees more detainees sent to Symonston temporary jail, despite assurances.

Famed Indigenous artist Dennis Nona fails to reduce child sex sentence

Indigenous artist Dennis Nona, who has failed to overturn his convictions or reduce his sentence for child sex offences

Christopher Knaus Indigenous artist fails to reduce sentence after arguing his cultural displacement and alcoholism were not properly considered.

From war-torn Nigeria to Canberra; lawyer to share humanitarian experiences

Nigerian Red Cross Board Member Bashir Salihu, who is in Canberra to help find ways to better protect civilians.

Christopher Knaus Bashir Salihu tries to block out the horrors he's witnessed living in the centre of Nigeria's Boko Haram crisis.

Man kicked down doors in spate of late-night home invasions, police say

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Christopher Knaus Armed man kicked down doors, cut resident during spate of home invasions this week, police say.

Drug importation trial collapses, legal flaws mean designer drug is not 'border controlled'

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Christopher Knaus Problems with Commonwealth law mean the designer drug MDEC cannot be treated as "border controlled".

Lawsuit alleging CFMEU construction site blockade goes into mediation

Christopher Knaus Lawsuit alleging union officials blockaded worksite goes to mediation.

'I just lost it at the missus': man kicked, stomped wife's head in the presence of children

Christopher Knaus As is so often the case in domestic violence offences, the long-term effect of your offences will be felt not only by your wife but also by your children, judge tells man who kicked and stomped on...

Housing commissioner had no duty of care to dog attack victim, lawyers argue

Patrick Hartigan and Joanne Mangan with their son Jack, 11, who is suing the ACT Government after he was mauled by dogs at a Housing ACT property.

Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman Canberra's public housing commissioner had no duty of care to a young boy mauled by two vicious dogs, lawyers argued.

Refugee's mental health untreated in detention before tasered outside parliament, court hears

Police detain Alidad Haqjoe, 27, outside the ministerial wing of Parliament House on January 8, 2015.

Christopher Knaus Refugee with severe mental health issues went untreated in immigration detention before being tasered outside Parliament House, psychiatrist claims.