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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Magistrate criticised for 'grossly improper' investigation

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Christopher Knaus Magistrate slammed for private investigation that forced man to defend assault charge without lawyer.

Rebel bikie loses bid to avoid trial for bashing, robbery of rival gang members

Lupe Ngata, 35, was committed to stand trial for allegedly bashing and robbing two rival gang members.

Christopher Knaus Rebels bikie fails to convince court that evidence in Finks bashing, robbery case is sorely lacking.

Hoddle Street killer Julian Knight appeals in fight for victim compensation from ACT government

Julian Knight is escorted by police at the Coroners Court over the Hoddle Street shootings.

Christopher Knaus Hoddle Street killer remains in a Victorian jail, but seeks another day in court to continue his fight for victim compensation for Duntroon assault.

ACT opposition wants guarantee that tax fraud stamped out at Alexander Maconochie Centre

The opposition has called for guarantees that tax fraud by prisoners of the Alexander Maconochie Centre has been stamped out

Christopher Knaus Opposition calls on government to guarantee jailhouse tax fraud racket has been stamped out.

Axe murder case delayed for two months

Christopher Knaus The case against accused axe murderer Marcus Rappel has been delayed by two months.

Feds accused of shortchanging legal services for vulnerable in budget

ACT Attorney-General Simon Corbell called  on the federal government to commit to better funding for legal aid  centres.

Christopher Knaus ACT joins chorus of protest over community legal centre cuts, saying they are at odds with family violence commitment.

Prisoners were running tax racket at Alexander Maconochie Centre, court hears

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Christopher Knaus The inmates at the Alexander Maconochie Centre were using false names to file tax fraudulent returns with the Australian Taxation Office in 2011.

Gambling addict breaks down speaking of Medicare fraud

Vanessa West, 32, is to be sentenced for a prolonged Medicare fraud she used to feed her gambling addiction.

Christopher Knaus Vanessa West's life was gripped by the addicting lure of poker machines when she turned to fraud.

Lonely hearts in Canberra scammed out of more than $1 million

Christopher Knaus Hapless Canberrans chasing the promise of romance lost $1.18million falling for dating scams last year, according to a new report.

Use of police bail forms criticised

ACT Bar Association president Shane Gill.

Christopher Knaus Police are increasingly relying on pre-written forms instead of showing up to argue against the release of accused criminals, something barristers have criticised as an "unacceptable cheapening" of...

Former fire chief elected firefighter union secretary

Former ACT Fire and Rescue chief officer Paul Swain, pictured last year, has been elected as secretary of the United Firefighters Union.

Christopher Knaus The ACT's former fire chief has become the firefighting union's newest local secretary, after formally accusing the emergency services commissioner of bullying.

Crash on Monaro Highway injures two young children, traps man

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Christopher Knaus A crash on the Monaro Highway has injured two young children and trapped a man.

Behind Closed Doors: how one Canberra woman fought back against domestic violence

Domestic violence survivor Kylie Travers at her home in Canberra.

Christopher Knaus The control began on her wedding night.

Now is the time to act on domestic violence, ACT government told

There are many toxic claims about women's supposed complicity as victims of domestic violence.

Christopher Knaus and Megan Gorrey ACT government urged to invest more in domestic violence response through long-term victim support, perpetrator programs, and education programs.

Serial armed Canberra robber sentenced to almost 12 years imprisonment

Michael Inman and Christopher Knaus A stack of stolen cash drawers helped bring Benjamin Allwell's spree of armed robberies to an end.

Canberra man who bashed partner until she cried blood loses sentence appeal


Christopher Knaus David Anthony O'Brien beat his partner so savagely that she cried blood. He threatened to bury her in the forest, and punched her until she lost consciousness.

Malcolm Turnbull's NBN adviser Stephen Ellis charged for indecent act, drugs

The government's chief NBN advisor Stephen John Ellis leaves the Magistrates Court in Canberra on bail after being arrested overnight for public indecency charges.
15 May 2015
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The Canberra Times

Christopher Knaus A senior adviser to Malcolm Turnbull was held in custody overnight for alleged indecent act and drug possession.

Man pleads guilty to importing commercial quantity of drugs to front door

Christopher Knaus Christopher Thorn opened his door to what he thought was a delivery man. Now he's facing life behind bars.

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.