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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Ghosts in the Scheme explores multiculturalism in 1950s Cooma

Christopher Knaus Singer Mikelangelo has a special connection to the production's tale of hope, reflection and migration.

'Dangerous' for governments to play gatekeeping role, advocates say

Craig Wallace, president of People with Disability Australia.

Christopher Knaus Advocates say it is common but "exceedingly dangerous" for governments to decide which allegations go to police.

Allegations of violence, abuse in disability homes not referred to police

Gary Comerford.

Christopher Knaus It takes a lot to wipe the smile from Gary Comerford's face, but his family say what happened to him is something that can't just go away.

Delays in ACT Supreme Court cut, but warnings on quality of justice

The ACT Supreme Court justices, from left, John Burns, Richard Refshauge, Helen Murrell,  Associate Justice David Mossop, and Hilary Penfold. Considerable effort has been put into reducing delays in the ACT Supreme Court.

Christopher Knaus Delays cut dramatically in ACT Supreme Court, but barristers warn on quality of justice.

Psychiatrist Paul Mullen's sudden resignation delays Christopher Navin's murder trial

Professor Paul Mullen, one of the nation's leading forensic psychiatrists, has resigned suddenly, after a highly successful career.

Christopher Knaus A leading forensic psychiatrist known for his work with some of Australia's worst serial killers has resigned suddenly due to ailing health, forcing delays to a major ACT murder trial.

Concerns of shifting court backlog prompts end of magistrates support for blitzes

ACT Chief Magistrate Lorraine Walker says it is up to her to avoid the ACT Supreme Court case backlog shifting to her court

Christopher Knaus Chief Magistrate says it is incumbent on her to avoid shifting of case backlog to lower court.

Not all defence leaks can be stopped, former army chief Peter Leahy says

Former Chief of Army, Professor Peter Leahy: There is no way to stop staff who are determined to leak from the Department of Defence.

Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman Peter Leahy's warning comes as man is accused of uploading secret intelligence report to 4chan.

A junior Defence staffer allegedly took home an intelligence report and posted it online

Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman A former Department of Defence graduate is in court with leaking information, after he allegedly downloaded a secret report, burned it to a disk, and took it home to post on an online forum while...

The man considered the Tango rape ringleader is appealing his 12-year jail sentence

Kippax Fair, Holt

Christopher Knaus A man who was involved in abduction and rape of a social-networking app user is back in court trying to get his 12-year jail sentence reduced.

Government asks Supreme Court to quash finding on 'racially discriminatory' medical intern policy

A government application to the Supreme Court to overturn a finding of racial discrimination in the government's medical intern policy was filed on Tuesday.

Christopher Knaus and Noel Towell ACT government ups the ante in legal battle after policy found to racially discriminate against foreign-trained doctors.

'Protein powder' claim required evidence in drug driving case, court rules

A driver who claimed his protein powder had THC should have been required to provide evidence to back up his claim, a court has ruled.

Christopher Knaus A Canberra driver blamed his protein powder after failing a drug driving test.

Opposition call for dedicated magistrate to sit on specialised family violence court

Liberal Leader Jeremy Hanson has called for a dedicated magistrate to sit on a more specialised Family Violence Court.

Christopher Knaus Opposition calls for dedicated magistrate to sit on more specialised family violence court.

Michael Caton in Canberra to promote 'prescient' film exploring racism, euthanasia

Michael Caton

Christopher Knaus Director of Last Cab To Darwin says film will change views on treatment of Adam Goodes.

Government official allegedly leaked contents of secret intelligence document


Michael Inman and Christopher Knaus Government official accused of leaking contents of secret intelligence document to face ACT trial.

Decision reserved in drunken Civic punch trial

Levi Freeman-Quay leaves the ACT Magistrates Court after an earlier appearance.

Christopher Knaus Defence lawyers have argued that another man has been clearly shown striking the victim in a serious drunken assault case.

Long-running Giralang shops battle returns to ACT's highest court

The site of the Giralang's once bustling local centre, as pictured in 2013, which began a slow decline years before the remaining supermarket closed in 2004.

Christopher Knaus Opposition to a new Woolworths at Giralang continues four years after redevelopment approval.

Valerie Tomkins dies before finding the truth about her son's killer

Valerie Tomkins a few days before her death, with daughter Vanessa Forsyth.

Christopher Knaus As she lay on her deathbed, Valerie Tomkins was afflicted by two great pains.

Canberra Grammar teacher appears in Parramatta court

Christopher Knaus A Canberra teacher charged with child grooming offences has appeared in a Sydney court.

Man who imported commercial quantity of drugs to front door jailed


Christopher Knaus Man with 12-year drug habit imported commercial quantities to front door for personal use.

'Thoroughly absurd and ridiculous' – woman's rape claims attacked by prosecution

An ACT prison guard who was locked up in Goulburn jail on allegedly false rape claims.

Christopher Knaus Claims by a NSW police worker that she was raped by her prison guard ex-boyfriend have been labelled as "thoroughly absurd and ridiculous" by prosecutors.