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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Plans for major sentencing review and reform program

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Christopher Knaus The government is preparing to announce a major review and reform program to change the way criminals are sentenced in the ACT.

Dying wish of a convicted murderer

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Christopher Knaus Anthony John Hagen has spent all but four years of his adult life in a cell.

Expansion of Alexander Maconochie Centre criticised by Andrew Wall

Christopher Knaus The ACT opposition has claimed the planned $54 million expansion of the Alexander Maconochie Centre is simply ''fixing the mistakes of the past''.

Prison should have been built bigger in the first place: ACT Liberals

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Christopher Knaus The ACT opposition has claimed the announcement of a $54 million expansion for the Alexander Maconochie Centre prison is simply "fixing the mistakes of the past".

$54 million jail expansion to begin soon

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Christopher Knaus The ACT government will spend $54 million to massively expand the territory's prison, building two new cell blocks within two years to solve the overcrowding crisis.

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Report accuses government of failing to investigate ACT Ambulance Service bullying claims

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Christopher Knaus The ACT government failed to properly investigate allegations that a paramedic was bullied by senior ambulance staff, a report has found.

Punk rock festival to honour murder victim, Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber

Michael Inman and Christopher Knaus The man accused of murdering Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber has again faced an ACT court, as the slain punk rocker's friends prepare for a musical festival in his honour on Saturday.

DansonFest concert to honour murder victim Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber

DansonFest: Craig McMillan, with Penelope Foudoulis and Graeme Syms are the organising a punk rock festival to celebrate the memory of murdered friend Nicolas Sofer-Shreiber.

Michael Inman and Christopher Knaus The man accused of murdering Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber has again faced an ACT court.

Girl should have been confined, not arrested, magistrate says

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Christopher Knaus A magistrate has criticised the decision of ACT authorities not to use special powers to confine a 12-year-old child.

Man who shot guard during Mawson robbery fails in appeal

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Christopher Knaus A man who blasted a security guard with a shotgun during a $151,000 armed robbery outside the Mawson Club has lost a bid to clear his name.

Bail denied to alleged drug dealer, baseball basher

Christopher Knaus An accused drug trafficker who allegedly took a debtor on a ''long drive'' to the bush, tied him to a pole and beat him with a baseball bat, has lost a second bid for release on bail.

Boxer not in court for road rage sentence

Christopher Knaus An Olympic boxer who punched a truck driver in a road rage spat in Fyshwick has failed to show up for sentencing because he did not read his mail for the past three months, a court has heard.

Plan gives drivers time to sober up before retrieving cars from night before

Christopher Knaus ACT clubs believe abolishing paid parking on Saturday and Sunday morning could help prevent drinkers getting behind the wheel to avoid a parking fine.

Man sentenced over Evatt standoff with police

Christopher Knaus Man confronted police armed with a kitchen knife and a fake gun made from cardboard rolls.

Olympic boxer Adam Forsyth fails to appear for sentencing over road rage assault

Christopher Knaus Confrontation took place after a truck driver beeped at him as he tried unsuccessfully to park a car.

Drug dealer allegedly beat debtor with baseball bat

Christopher Knaus An accused drug trafficker allegedly tied a man to a pole and beat him with a baseball bat.

Bravehearts wants indefinite detention for serious child sex offenders

A child protection group has urged ACT to crackdown on convicted paedophiles.

Christopher Knaus A child protection group has urged the ACT to introduce severe measures cracking down on convicted paedophiles, calling for indefinite detention, public access to images of nearby sex offenders, and...

Man accused of drug trafficking threatened witnesses, court told

Christopher Knaus Police believe a suspected drug trafficker held a knife to the throat of a witness and pointed a gun at another, a court has heard.

Suspected drug trafficker denied bail

Christopher Knaus Police believe a suspected drug trafficker held a knife to the throat of a witness and pointed a gun at another, a court has heard.

Drug user pleads guilty to mail theft, servo robbery

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Christopher Knaus A drug user has pleaded guilty to tampering with mail in a post van and a service station robbery.