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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

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.

Chainsaw attack in Canberra public service department compared to horror movie


Christopher Knaus The use of a chainsaw to terrorise a public service department last year has been likened to a horror movie, evoking "fear and terror" in the minds of fleeing bureaucrats, a court has heard.

Roo cull tribunal challenge begins

Christopher Knaus A legal challenge to the ACT government's cull of more than 1600 eastern grey kangaroos has begun in the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Three judges to decide on Eastman guilt named

Christopher Knaus The three judges who could make the momentous decision to release David Eastman have been named.

Pushbike robber loses appeal against conviction for planned Woolworths hold-up

Christopher Knaus A man who rode a pushbike to a planned armed hold-up of the Kambah Woolworths has lost a bid to overturn his conviction.

Jury begins deliberating on fate of Cameron Tully for alleged child molestation

Cameron Tully.

Christopher Knaus A jury has begun deliberating on the fate of a man accused of molesting young girls at his family's religious Hillview farm in West Belconnen.

David Eastman case shows danger of police 'tunnel vision', barrister Greg Stretton says

ACT Bar Association president Barrister Greg Stretton, SC.

Christopher Knaus The David Eastman saga shows the dangers of "tunnel vision" constraining a police investigation, a leading barrister says.

Baby snatcher back in court for kicking disabled, elderly woman in face

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Christopher Knaus A Canberra man who stole a car carrying a baby has been found guilty of kicking a disabled and frail elderly woman in the face after she accidentally tripped on his pram.

David Eastman may consider defamation action, lawyer says

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

Christopher Knaus David Eastman may consider defamation action over public attacks following the extraordinary recommendation to quash his conviction, his lawyer says.

David Eastman will struggle outside after 6913 days in jail

David Harold Eastman shortly after his arrest in 1992.

Christopher Knaus David Eastman will struggle to cope out of jail, says expert.

Forensic errors in David Eastman's conviction could not go unnoticed, expert says

Robert Collins Barnes, the expert witness whose reliability was

Christopher Knaus Former AFP forensics chief mistakes in gunshot residue analysis would not be allowed to happen today.

Police outraged over Eastman inquiry recommendation to quash conviction

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

Christopher Knaus Police believe David Eastman is still a danger to the community, and say allowing him to walk free would be "the real miscarriage of justice".

Pain lingers for Colin Winchester's family, says Victims of Crime Commissioner John Hinchey

Shot: Colin Winchester was Assistant Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police when he was shot in his car in 1989.

Christopher Knaus In the midst of the Eastman inquiry fallout, a family still suffers.

David Eastman inquiry recommends murder conviction be quashed

David Eastman.

Christopher Knaus The Eastman inquiry has recommended David Harold Eastman's conviction for the assassination of ACT police chief Colin Stanley Winchester be quashed.

Crime Throughcare program funded in Tuesday's ACT budget


Christopher Knaus A fledgling program aimed at stopping Canberra's criminals from reoffending will be extended with $2million of funding in next week's budget.

David Eastman, where to now?

Arrest of the Colin Winchester murder suspect, David Harold Eastman, at his Reid flat. Eastman, handcuffed, is escorted to an awaiting police car by Commander Ric Ninness. December 23rd. 1992.

Christopher Knaus The fate of David Eastman is still far from certain, despite Friday's momentous release of the inquiry's report.

Cameron Flynn Tully denies molesting girls at Hillview farm

Cameron Flynn Tully, who has denied all charges against him.

Christopher Knaus Cameron Flynn Tully has denied molesting young girls at his family's religious "Hillview" farm, saying he'd never even laid eyes on one of them.

Public servant sent to 'naughty corner', wins compensation

Scales of Justice outside the District Court in Brisbane.

Christopher Knaus Public servant claims she was put in the “naughty corner” and developed a psychiatric condition after meeting with boss.

Man refused bail after allegedly stealing from lolly shop sister worked at

The alleged thief has been kept behind bars.

Christopher Knaus A man who allegedly burgled a Belconnen lolly shop where his sister worked has been refused bail.

Girl allegedly molested during hide and seek, trial hears

Cameron Tully.

Christopher Knaus Girl allegedly raped in her home by Cameron Flynn Tully during game of hide and seek.