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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Residents angry at lack of warning about prison, say Symonston has become "dumping ground"

Christopher Knaus Residents angry at lack of notice on decision to create temporary full-time prison on their doorstep.

ACT government set to use second full-time prison to tackle overcrowding crisis

The Alexander Maconochie Centre has been under pressure since a rise in detainee numbers in 2013.

Christopher Knaus Surging inmate numbers force government to prepare a second full-time prison for use.

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Charge dropped against engineer in Catanzariti workplace death case

Christopher Knaus Prosecutors have dropped one charge against an engineer accused of safety failings in the death of construction worker Ben Catanzariti in 2012.

Daughter accused of killing mother set to face Supreme Court trial

Canberra mother Norma Woutersz was found dead in her backyard last year.

Christopher Knaus A young woman accused of killing her mother in their family home in Dunlop last year has been committed to stand trial in the ACT Supreme Court.

Opposition calls for guarantee on faulty ambulance cardiac equipment

Christopher Knaus Paramedics have reported faults with the $3.8 million cardiac monitors/defibrillators 14 times since last February.

Woman suffered spousal abuse silently for eight years, police say

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Christopher Knaus She allegedly suffered eight years of domestic abuse in silence, but told police her main concern was that her children would hear.

Vital ambulance equipment still plagued by errors, despite assurances

Cardiac monitors in ACT ambulances are continuing to experience problems transmitting patient information to hospital staff

Christopher Knaus Equipment failures supposed to have been fixed last year continue to plague cardiac monitoring gear in ACT ambulances. Christopher Knaus reports.

Justice system failing domestic violence victims: expert

Christopher Knaus The laws on domestic violence need to include "coercive control" to cover patterns of abusive behaviour, a Canberra academic says.

Bravery award for group who foiled gun-wielding carjacker in Manuka

Christopher Knaus The men that helped a woman in Manuka from an armed carjacker receive recognition.

Paper plane competition glides into Canberra

Jordie Wilson (left), and Georgia Ring get in some practice before the Red Bull Paper Wings competition, being held at the Australian Defence Force Academy on Monday.

Christopher Knaus It's time to prepare for take-off, as flying aces - on paper at least - show off their skills.

Magistrate condemns 'pernicious evil' of domestic violence while sentencing drunk wife-basher

Christopher Knaus A magistrate has spoken out against the "pernicious evil" of the domestic violence she has dealt with for 15 years, condemning offenders who wrongly blame alcohol or anger problems instead of their...

Woman who recanted husband rape allegations 'pressured' by family, court hears

Christopher Knaus A woman has recanted allegations that her husband raped her and threatened to derail her family's visa application, a court has heard.

Alleged victim of Catholic priest concedes sliding door memory is false

Father Edward Evans, who is on trial for allegedly sexually abusing a young girl in Canberra.

Christopher Knaus Woman acknowledges that her memory was wrong but insists sexual assault occurred.

RSPCA nurse convicted of animal neglect

Christopher Knaus Sentencing of RSPCA nurse for animal neglect both a 'sad and happy day' for the organisation.

Alleged abuse victim denies making up evidence of morning teas with priest

Father Edward Evans, who is on trial for allegedly sexually abusing a young girl in Canberra

Christopher Knaus A complainant against Father Edward Evans stood by her claims during cross-examination on Thursday.

ACT legal centres welcome federal government funding backflip

Christopher Knaus and Megan Gorrey The federal government’s decision not to inflict savage cuts on legal aid services has been widely welcomed as a win for vulnerable Canberrans, including victims of domestic violence.

Man found guilty of Erindale ACTTAB robbery

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Christopher Knaus A Canberra man has been found guilty of robbing the Erindale ACTTAB of about $32,000.

Overall imprisonment rate rises in ACT, but pressure on AMC falls slightly


Christopher Knaus Overcrowding pressure on the ACT's prison eased slightly in December last year.

Uncertainty over Giralang shops redevelopment to continue for months

Uncertainty around the redevelopment of the derelict Giralang shops will continue for months.

Christopher Knaus Uncertainty over the future of the controversial redevelopment to continue as lawyers update their legal arguments.

Catholic priest told alleged abuse victim to 'move on'

Father Edward Evans, who is on trial for allegedly sexually abusing a young girl in Canberra

Christopher Knaus A former Catholic priest told his alleged abuse victim to "move on" and stop living in the past when she asked for an apology during a covertly-recorded phone call almost 20 years later, a court has...