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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Lawyer who did 'everything' to avoid giving client money guilty of misconduct


Christopher Knaus Lawyer who did "everything in his power" to avoid paying $10,000 back to a client has been found guilty of professional misconduct.

David Eastman wants deeper investigation of original prosecutor's actions, court hears

David Harold Eastman is arrested and handcuffed and is led to a police vehicle in December 1992, outside his flat in Reid in relation to the assasination of AFP Assistant Commissioner Colin Winchester. In the centre is Commander Rick Ninness.

Christopher Knaus David Eastman tells court he wants a deeper investigation of prosecution's failures to disclose doubts on forensic evidence.

Former fire chief alleged 'ongoing' bullying by commissioner over five months

News. 22nd December 2014. ESA Commissioner Dominic Lane.

The Canberra Times

Photo Jamila Toderas

Christopher Knaus Former fire chief claimed he was bullied by his boss over period of five months, new documents reveal.

Prison bashing victim housed with sentenced inmates, lawyer alleges

Steven Freeman made his third application for bail on Tuesday.

Christopher Knaus Lawyer alleges detainee who was viciously bashed just hours after having bail denied was housed with sentenced prisoners.

Company pleads guilty over death of Wayne Vickery

Christopher Knaus A Canberra construction company has pleaded guilty to safety failings involved in the death of Wayne Vickery.

Canberra researcher loses legal battle over fellowship funding


Christopher Knaus Canberra organic chemist loses funding eligibility battle with Australian Research Council and federal education minister.

One-punch attacker avoids further time behind bars

Daniel Byrne outside court at an earlier appearance.

Christopher Knaus Canberra man who delivered near-fatal single punch to an Irish tourist avoids further time behind bars.

Indigenous inmate sent back to prison after horror bashing

Christopher Knaus Inmate who was bashed "to within an inch of his life" has been sent back to the Alexander Maconochie Centre.

Eastman to fight judge's decision not to remove himself

Charged: David Eastman is arrested in December 1992.

Christopher Knaus David Eastman will fight a judge's decision not to remove himself from determining whether a second trial for the murder of ACT police chief Colin Stanley Winchester will go ahead.

Gun-wielding man who trapped ex-lover appeals conviction


Christopher Knaus Gun-wielding Canberra man who trapped ex-lover in home says there's been a miscarriage of justice.

Police recommend nursing home develops suspicious death protocol

The Jindalee Aged Care Residence in Narrabundah

Christopher Knaus Police recommend protocols to guide nursing home's response to suspicious deaths in the wake of the 2012 killing.

Vulnerable woman allegedly forced into sexual servitude, beaten, controlled

Scales of justice.

Christopher Knaus She was allegedly forced into sexual servitude by a violent, controlling partner. After working up the courage to flee, she was sent to Villawood for being in the country unlawfully.

Body left unsupervised, staff told not to call police after dementia ward killing

The Jindalee Aged Care Residence in Narrabundah

Christopher Knaus Nursing staff were told not to call police after a man was discovered bashed to death in his bed at a Canberra dementia ward, an inquest has heard.

ACTTAB fraudster ordered to do community service

Pamela Susan Close, 61, was resentenced in the ACT Supreme Court

Christopher Knaus Employee who swindled $1.42 million from ACTTAB to do 300 hours of community service after a knee replacement rules her out of weekend detention.

Liver cancer victim Rachael Netting to be remembered in Belconnen Magpies Football Club tribute

Christopher Knaus It was a tragedy that stole a woman considered "one in a million" by her football club. Now, the Belconnen Magpies will pay their respects.

Prison worker denies health ward where inmate suicided was 'isolated'

An inquest into a man's death in custody at the Alexander Maconochie Centre has highlighted a number of issues with his care.

Christopher Knaus Prison manager tells inquest the health ward where an inmate suicided was not isolated.

Drug and alcohol treatment court in the ACT could reduce prisoner numbers saving millions of dollars


Clare Colley and Christopher Knaus Ordering addicts into treatment instead of jail in a separate court system for drug-related crime could slash prisoner numbers and save the ACT millions of dollars.

Health ward was appropriate place for inmate who took life: prison boss

The Alexander Maconochie Centre.

Christopher Knaus Prison boss says isolated health ward was appropriate place for inmate who took his own life.

Court finds owners of neglected pets do not have to pay RSPCA housing costs


Christopher Knaus Canberra owner found guilty of neglect cost the RSPCA $24,000. But the organisation will still wear the costs.

Poor information sharing, overcrowding were problems in prison suicide, police say

An inquest into a man's death in custody at the Alexander Maconochie Centre has highlighted a number of issues with his care.

Christopher Knaus The ACT Coroner's Court has heard that an unsentenced inmate had expressed suicidal thoughts before his death.