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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

New Year's Day murder accused pleads not guilty

Balancing deals with consumer rights: the ACCC is on Spreets' case.

Christopher Knaus The man accused of bashing Canberra grandfather Miodrag Gajic to death on New Year's Day has pleaded not guilty to murder.

Warning from judge on Eastman case

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Christopher Knaus A judge has warned it would take a "big call" to find David Eastman's guilty verdict to be safe in the face of what is now known about the tainted forensic evidence used against him at trial.

Prosecutors to make last-ditch argument against quashing David Eastman's conviction

David Harold Eastman, left, was convicted for the murder of Colin Winchester.

Christopher Knaus Prosecutors will on Monday make a last-ditch attempt to persuade a court against quashing David Eastman's conviction for the 1989 murder of the ACT's police chief.

Intoxicated pilot caught just before Canberra flight

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Christopher Knaus An intoxicated pilot was caught preparing to fly a commercial passenger jet out of Canberra Airport while more than three times over the legal flying limit.

Racist road rage pair found guilty

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Christopher Knaus A couple subjected two terrified Canberrans to a racist, abusive road rage tirade, before bashing them and brandishing a knife in their faces.

Dickson traders urge action on parking

Chairing the meeting was shop owner, Jason Mann.

Christopher Knaus Concerned traders warn the government that major redevelopment of Dickson must make parking a priority.

Renovators face criminal charge for not removing asbestos

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Christopher Knaus A Canberra couple are facing criminal convictions for failing to completely remove asbestos during a major home renovation in Griffith.

Former ACT police chief tipped as frontrunner for AFP's top job

It is understood Mr Quaedvlieg, currently deputy head at the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, is one of the leading candidates for the role.

Christopher Knaus Former ACT police chief Roman Quaedvlieg is emerging as a potential front runner to become the Australian Federal Police's next commissioner.

Real estate agent stole couple's deposit to pay off family home

Mark Blinksell took the couple's $22,000 cheque as the deposit on a property, according to an ACT Government statement.

Christopher Knaus A Canberra real estate agent who stole a couple's $22,000 deposit to pay off his own family's home loan has been convicted and fined $10,000.

Canberra judges have 'no time' for civil cases in 2015

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Christopher Knaus Canberra's four full-time judges will have almost no time to hear civil cases during 2015.

King O'Malley's, ACT police sued by patron after being manhandled and arrested

A pub patron is suing King O'Malley's and ACT police after being manhandled as he was thrown out of the Civic nightspot.

Christopher Knaus A reveller who was manhandled as he was thrown out of a Civic venue is suing a pub and ACT police over his alleged mistreatment.

Businesses sue for negligence over 2011 New Acton fire

The aftermath of the fire at the New Acton precinct in June, 2011

Christopher Knaus Three companies linked to the devastating fire that tore through the heritage-listed buildings of the New Acton Pavilion in 2011 are being sued for negligence in the Federal Court.

Gungahlin mosque opponents lose court battle

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Megan Gorrey and Christopher Knaus Opponents to Gungahlin mosque have controversially linked the development with the kidnapping of Nigerian schoolgirls and the Boston bombings.

Firefighter placed camera in female toilets

Sunday/Gallery. The Canberra Fire Museum at Forrest opened its doors today with a static display of vehicles and fire fighting memorabilia. A helmet on display inside. June15th 2013 Photograph by Graham Tidy, The Canberra Times.

Christopher Knaus A male firefighter who placed a camera in the women’s toilets of a southside station was allowed to remain at work with his victim for months as authorities struggled to deal with the incident.

Cameron Tully found guilty of molesting girls at Hillview family farm

Cameron Tully leaving the Supreme Court.

Christopher Knaus Cameron Flynn Tully has been found guilty of molesting young girls while their parents gathered on his family’s religious “Hillview” farm.

Young man had 2500 child porn images, court told

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Christopher Knaus A young public servant allegedly found with “disturbingly explicit” child pornography has been denied bail.

NSW authorities failed 'bushfire 101' with fatal Canberra fires

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Christopher Knaus NSW authorities failed "bushfire 101" their approach to containing the fires that would eventually go on to burn Canberra in 2003, a court has heard.

Man jailed for eight years for molesting step-granddaughter

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Christopher Knaus A 63-year-old man who sexually assaulted his step-granddaughter has been sentenced to eight years jail.

Eastman inquiry estimated to have cost more than $10 million

The arrest of the Colin Winchester murder suspect, David Harold Eastman, at his Reid flat in 1992.

Christopher Knaus The total cost of the inquiry that could see David Eastman released was upwards of $10 million, new figures show.

NSW says 'box-ticking' approach to 2003 fires could have cost more lives

Christopher Knaus Lawyers for NSW say taking a "box-ticking" approach to managing the fires that would eventually devastate Canberra could have cost more lives and destroyed more houses.