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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

The David Eastman inquiry explained

Legal challenge: David Eastman was convicted of killing Assistant Commissioner Colin Winchester.

Christopher Knaus 25 years ago two bullets, fired on a sleepy Deakin night, ended the age of innocence in Australia. Now an inquiry has recommended the man convicted of murdering the ACT's police chief walk free,...

Canberra rape victim tells of constant pain, fear

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Christopher Knaus A woman raped as she slept after a night out clubbing in Civic has told a court “I’m still his victim”.

Man who smoked joint after car crash to face court for drug-driving

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Christopher Knaus Nigel Hill took himself to hospital after a joint failed to relieve the pain he was suffering from a car crash. Now he's been ordered to face court.

Broad reductions in crime, despite increase in drug offences


Christopher Knaus A rise in drug offences has marred an otherwise marked reduction in reported crime across the board in the ACT, a new report shows.

Eastman inquiry ends amid calls to remedy "gross miscarriage of justice"

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Christopher Knaus The Eastman inquiry has ended amid calls by the prisoner’s lawyers to finally remedy what they say has been a “gross miscarriage of justice”.

Audit on women in prison makes 61 recommendations

The Human Rights Commissioner has found the treatment of women at the Alexander Maconochie Centre has improved vastly.

Christopher Knaus An investigation into the humane treatment of women in Canberra's prison has raised concerns about the mental healthcare afforded to two detainees and the lack of employment opportunities, but cites...

Crucial forensics against Eastman "completely destroyed", inquiry hears

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Christopher Knaus Lawyers for David Eastman say the forensic evidence upon which the case against their client was “so critically dependant” has been completely destroyed.

Director of Public Prosecutions argues Eastman evidence was 'overwhelming'

Christopher Knaus DPP argues evidence against David Eastman was ‘‘overwhelming’’, even without the now shaky forensic work.

Forensic expert in David Eastman case 'fundamentally flawed', inquiry hears

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Christopher Knaus Reliability of forensic evidence central to the conviction of David Harold Eastman subjected to sweeping and scathing attack.

Man jailed over Belconnen bus stop stabbing

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Megan Gorrey and Christopher Knaus A man who stabbed a victim six times in the back at a busy Belconnen bus stop has been sentenced to at least five-and-a-half years in jail.

Woman cried blood after savage beating by drug trafficker, court told


Christopher Knaus A drug trafficker caught in the ACT's biggest seizure of cocaine beat his partner so savagely that she cried blood, a court has heard.

Peter Slipper loses another bid to have fraud charges dismissed

Peter Slipper outside court (file photo).

Christopher Knaus Former federal politician Peter Slipper has failed to stave off his day in court for alleged fraudulent use of cab vouchers.

Judgment expected in Peter Slipper's bid to end fraud case

Peter Slipper departs the ACT Magistrates Court in Canberra on Wednesday 4 December 2013. Photo: Andrew Meares

Christopher Knaus Former federal speaker Peter Slipper will learn on Friday whether he has permanently halted the fraud case against him.

Law would have restricted discipline of Koppers

The multinational company operated from the early 1980s to 2005, treating timber using copper, chrome and arsenic.

Christopher Knaus Problems with ACT law would have restricted the government from disciplining Koppers over missing groundwater test results because it needed to prove the corporation's reporting failures were causing...

International driver has drink driving case thrown out

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Christopher Knaus Papuan man has drink driving charge thrown out of court after authorities fail to prove his overseas licence was not recognised in Australia.

Paramedics again encounter problems with cardiac equipment

Concerns: paramedics have again experienced problems using the new Philips equipment used in ACT ambulances.

Christopher Knaus Paramedics have again experienced problems using vital cardiac equipment recently installed in the ACT's ambulance fleet.

Belconnen bus interchange stabber trying to save victim from prison bashing

Christopher Knaus Miroslav Jovanovic stabbed his victim repeatedly in the back. Now he's trying to save the man from being bashed in prison.

Inmate sentenced for starting fire in prison cell

Court hears parents denied their daughter conventional cancer treatment.

Christopher Knaus An inmate who started a fire in his cell has been warned to stay away from those who "want you to stick something in your arm".

Prison guard allegedly bashed, threatened to kill ex-girlfriend

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Christopher Knaus A prison guard accused of bashing and threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend has been committed to stand trial in the ACT Supreme Court.

Man who murdered public servant in drug robbery appeals sentence

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Christopher Knaus Corey James Martin was sentenced to 22 years for the brutal murder of a "jockey-sized" public servant. Now he's trying to have his punishment cut.