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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Artist Vytas Kapociunas allegedly molested child linked to overseas embassy

Charged: Vytas Bronius Kapociunas, 70, is accused of child sex offences.

Christopher Knaus An Australian artist has been accused of molesting a child connected to an overseas embassy.

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.

Former Scout leader jailed for historic child sex abuse


Christopher Knaus A former ACT Scout master who abused a parent's trust to molest and rape their child three decades ago has been sentenced to eight years imprisonment.

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.

ACT domestic violence victim support services buckling under high demand, Senate inquiry told

Megan Gorrey and Christopher Knaus Demand for support services is soaring in Canberra as agencies struggle with a lack of staff and funds.

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

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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.

Fairbairn club spent $45,000 on ESA's wayward golf ball problem

Misfiring golfers were shooting balls dangerously close to the ESA workshop and support staff.

Christopher Knaus The Fairbairn Golf Club says it has been left $45,000 out of pocket after redesigning a hole to protect its new emergency service neighbours from wayward golf balls.

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.

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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Dispute over access to secret mafia evidence in Winchester killing resolved

Christopher Knaus A dispute between police and prosecutors over access to secret new evidence on potential mafia involvement in the killing of Colin Stanley Winchester has been resolved.

Federal laws deny paid parental leave for unexpected adoptions

Christopher Knaus Australian families who make unexpected adoptions are being denied paid parental leave rights if they haven't met the federal government's strict work requirements

Giralang shop revamp battle due in High Court

Ongoing dispute: the future of Giralang shops will be decided in the 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.

Man who abused teenage sisters makes plea deal after High Court win

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Christopher Knaus A man who sexually abused two sisters at his Canberra home has made a plea deal despite winning a High Court battle for a re-trial.

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.

Police still refusing David Eastman prosecutors access to secret mafia material

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Christopher Knaus Police still holding secret new material casting suspicion on the Calabrian mafia for the assassination of ACT police chief.