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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Woman who allegedly robbed liquor store sent for mental health checks

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Christopher Knaus Woman who allegedly robbed a liquor store of Jim Beam and cigarettes has been sent for mental health checks.

Former war crimes suspect freed from Canberra prison, extradition collapses

Krunoslav Bonic at the Anzac Day commemoration in Canberra in 2012.

Christopher Knaus Former war crimes suspect freed from ACT prison after extradition collapses.

Commercial drug lab accused had cooking instructions: prosecutors

Christopher Knaus Man accused of running a multi-million dollar commercial-grade drug lab in a Canberra warehouse allegedly had documents showing how to manufacture illicit substances.

Court delays are draining RSPCA's meagre funds and crowding kennels

Curtis is a puppy who was handed in as an unwanted gift at the RSPCA ACT.

Christopher Knaus Delays in hearing animal cruelty cases in ACT courts are preventing the charity from helping other at-risk animals.

Dogs allegedly starved, left with untreated wounds by unlicensed keeper

Animal cruelty: An unlicensed dog keeper has had 118 criminal charges laid against him after two properties were raided in Macquarie and Ainslie.

Christopher Knaus Dogs were allegedly starved, left with bleeding wounds, untreated infections, hookworm and fly-bite, and chained up without shade or water in two junk-filled Canberra backyards linked to an...

Australia Post worker's back pain not result of 'sneezing fit', tribunal rules

Christopher Knaus Australia Post attempted to argue a worker's back pain was not caused by hours of overtime spent lifting heavy mail trays, but instead by a "sneezing fit" he'd had while driving.

Commercial bakery one of several facing work safety prosecution


Christopher Knaus and Emma Macdonald Buttercup Bakery is facing a criminal charge after a prime mover crashed into a customer picking up stale bread at its Fyshwick depot.

Nurse says she watched military abandon Hoddle Street killer before massacre

Before the horror: Julian Knight in 1986.

Christopher Knaus A former Canberra Hospital nurse has claimed she witnessed the army abandon the Hoddle Street killer, leaving a trained soldier highly unstable months before he went on his shooting spree in...

Indigenous leader criticises lack of warning about asbestos contamination on bush healing farm site

Rod Little near the government owned site reserved for an indigenous bush healing farm near Tidbinbilla.

Christopher Knaus The ACT's elected indigenous body says the government failed to warn it of asbestos contamination at the site of a bush healing farm its constituents have spent years fighting for.

Police investigating car fire in Red Hill

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Christopher Knaus Police are investigating a fire that destroyed a car in Canberra's inner south on Sunday afternoon.

Family speak out about mother's care at Jindalee

Christopher Knaus The daughter of a former resident of the Jindalee nursing home has spoken out about what she claims was poor care that left her mother with bed sores all over her body.

Alleged one-punch attacker left New Zealand to escape 'Black Power' gang, court hears


Christopher Knaus A man accused of a one-punch assault outside a Civic nightclub last year had come to Australia to get away from the prominent "Black Power" gang in New Zealand, a court has heard.

Drug importer facing life imprisonment released on bail

Christopher Knaus A Canberra man facing a life sentence for allegedly importing commercial quantities of a drug to his front door has been released on bail to try to overcome his addiction.

Terminally ill burglar sentenced to three years in prison

Christopher Knaus A terminally ill burglar has told a court of the "evil" of heroin, which drove him to break into three Canberra homes.

Main suspect in dementia ward killing died before investigation into death was complete

Christopher Knaus A man suspected of killing a fellow dementia patient at a Canberra nursing home in 2012 is dead, passing away ten months after police began a complex and protracted investigation.

Police investigate Canberra nursing home death

The Jindalee Aged Care Residence in Narrabundah, where Aladar Vidak, 81, died in 2012.

Christopher Knaus A mysterious death at a Canberra nursing home two years ago is under renewed police scrutiny, as investigators try to determine how suspiciously high levels of alcohol came to be in a non-drinker's...

Indigenous man detained for three nights after claiming Canberra property as embassy

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Christopher Knaus A former federal press gallery journalist was kept in custody for three nights on a minor trespass offence after refusing to leave a Canberra property that he claimed as an embassy for the Yidindji...

Scout master's abuse victim urges others to come forward

For Peter Farr, the jailing of his abuser has brought justice rather than closure.

Christopher Knaus It took Peter Farr 20 torturous years to finally confront the childhood memories of sexual abuse cruelly dancing beyond the bounds of his reality.

Fire chief accused ESA commissioner of bullying and then quit months later

Christopher Knaus Deep tensions within the ACT's emergency services leadership saw the territory's fire chief formally accuse his commissioner of bullying and harassment months before prematurely quitting the agency.

'Patriots' president locked up in NSW

Canberra man Aaron Raymond Dudeck, also known as Aaron Raymond Hudson, leaves ACT Magistrates Court after being granted bail.

Christopher Knaus The local president of a "patriots" group accused of racially abusing a man near an Islamic centre has been locked up on separate offences after NSW police raided his property.