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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Canadian woman dies after Hume Highway crash

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Christopher Knaus A young Canadian woman who was asleep without a seatbelt on when a truck crashed into the back of her van has died in Canberra Hospital overnight. 

Would-be vigilantes threaten innocent family following animal cruelty case

Christopher Knaus Mistaken vigilantes have sent threats to an innocent family they wrongly assumed was responsible for starving and mistreating two dogs in Spence.

Robber who used coffee-filled syringe in robbery jailed

Michael Inman and Christopher Knaus Cash to buy heroin to alleviate back pain drove Scott Robert Thomas to load a syringe with coffee and rob two service stations, a court has heard.

Woman who starved dogs fined just $800, no restriction on pet ownership

Christopher Knaus Woman starves, neglects two dogs because she was 'scared of the brown one'.

Drunk man who defecated near merry-go-round a 'danger to public health'


Christopher Knaus Court hears drunk man who pooed on a park bench put children at risk due to his 'disgusting' behaviour.

'He said he was going to kill it or cut it out of me', pregnant woman alleges


Christopher Knaus Man accused of punching pregnant girlfriend's stomach, telling her he'd "kill it or cut it out" if she didn't get an abortion.

ACT's legal centres join together in plea for funding from ACT, federal governments

Dr John Boersig, CEO of Legal Aid Commission ACT, has joined with community legal centres to call for funding from all levels of government

Christopher Knaus Four community legal centres that protect vulnerable Canberrans have banded together to make a desperate plea for help in the wake of major funding cuts.

Federal government must commit to more funding for ACT Legal Aid: Simon Corbell

Simon Corbell has called on the federal government to commit to further Legal Aid funding in the ACT.

Christopher Knaus The ACT government has urged the Commonwealth to commit further funding to already-stretched Legal Aid services in Canberra.

Police capsicum-sprayed young woman after arresting her on wrong charge

Christopher Knaus Police arrested a young woman on the wrong charge before capsicum spraying her over a minor disturbance in the Civic bus interchange, a court has found.

National arboretum celebrates second anniversary, celebrates one million visitors

Back, Khu Vu at the National Arboretum with son Long Vu, 2, and, front left,  Kevin Chu, 9, of Hawker.

Christopher Knaus The National Arboretum will celebrate its second anniversary on Monday, attracting roughly one million visitors since it opened in 2013.

Fears exodus of judges in ACT and court underresourcing will disrupt divorce, custody disputes

ACT Bar Association president Shane Gill, who is urging prompt replacement of retiring judges.

Christopher Knaus Canberra-based judges are dropping like flies from the Family and Federal Circuit Courts, and this has provoked worries that the increasing caseload will be even harder to clear.

ACT's prison trails other states in giving inmates time out of cells and work

Christopher Knaus The latest Report on Government Services shows that ACT's prison underperformed in several areas in 2013-14 but has made some improvements on the previous period.

Canberra fraudster secretly assumed army recruit's identity

Christopher Knaus A stolen birth certificate was all it took for Adam Gregory Towney to shed his chequered past and assume the identity of a young soldier training to serve his country.

Woman who allegedly robbed liquor store sent for mental health checks

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Christopher Knaus Woman who allegedly robbed a liquor store of Jim Beam and cigarettes has been sent for mental health checks.

Former war crimes suspect freed from Canberra prison, extradition collapses

Krunoslav Bonic at the Anzac Day commemoration in Canberra in 2012.

Christopher Knaus Former war crimes suspect freed from ACT prison after extradition collapses.

Commercial drug lab accused had cooking instructions: prosecutors

Christopher Knaus Man accused of running a multi-million dollar commercial-grade drug lab in a Canberra warehouse allegedly had documents showing how to manufacture illicit substances.

Court delays are draining RSPCA's meagre funds and crowding kennels

Curtis is a puppy who was handed in as an unwanted gift at the RSPCA ACT.

Christopher Knaus Delays in hearing animal cruelty cases in ACT courts are preventing the charity from helping other at-risk animals.

Dogs allegedly starved, left with untreated wounds by unlicensed keeper

Animal cruelty: An unlicensed dog keeper has had 118 criminal charges laid against him after two properties were raided in Macquarie and Ainslie.

Christopher Knaus Dogs were allegedly starved, left with bleeding wounds, untreated infections, hookworm and fly-bite, and chained up without shade or water in two junk-filled Canberra backyards linked to an...

Australia Post worker's back pain not result of 'sneezing fit', tribunal rules

Christopher Knaus Australia Post attempted to argue a worker's back pain was not caused by hours of overtime spent lifting heavy mail trays, but instead by a "sneezing fit" he'd had while driving.

Commercial bakery one of several facing work safety prosecution


Christopher Knaus and Emma Macdonald Buttercup Bakery is facing a criminal charge after a prime mover crashed into a customer picking up stale bread at its Fyshwick depot.