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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Nurse says she watched military abandon Hoddle Street killer before massacre

Christopher Knaus A former Canberra Hospital nurse has claimed she witnessed the army abandon the Hoddle Street killer, leaving a trained soldier highly unstable months before he went on his shooting spree in...

Indigenous leader criticises lack of warning about asbestos contamination on bush healing farm site

Rod Little near the government owned site reserved for an indigenous bush healing farm near Tidbinbilla.

Christopher Knaus The ACT's elected indigenous body says the government failed to warn it of asbestos contamination at the site of a bush healing farm its constituents have spent years fighting for.

Police investigating car fire in Red Hill

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Christopher Knaus Police are investigating a fire that destroyed a car in Canberra's inner south on Sunday afternoon.

Family speak out about mother's care at Jindalee

Christopher Knaus The daughter of a former resident of the Jindalee nursing home has spoken out about what she claims was poor care that left her mother with bed sores all over her body.

Alleged one-punch attacker left New Zealand to escape 'Black Power' gang, court hears


Christopher Knaus A man accused of a one-punch assault outside a Civic nightclub last year had come to Australia to get away from the prominent "Black Power" gang in New Zealand, a court has heard.

Drug importer facing life imprisonment released on bail

Christopher Knaus A Canberra man facing a life sentence for allegedly importing commercial quantities of a drug to his front door has been released on bail to try to overcome his addiction.

Terminally ill burglar sentenced to three years in prison

Christopher Knaus A terminally ill burglar has told a court of the "evil" of heroin, which drove him to break into three Canberra homes.

Main suspect in dementia ward killing died before investigation into death was complete

Christopher Knaus A man suspected of killing a fellow dementia patient at a Canberra nursing home in 2012 is dead, passing away ten months after police began a complex and protracted investigation.

Police investigate Canberra nursing home death

The Jindalee Aged Care Residence in Narrabundah, where Aladar Vidak, 81, died in 2012.

Christopher Knaus A mysterious death at a Canberra nursing home two years ago is under renewed police scrutiny, as investigators try to determine how suspiciously high levels of alcohol came to be in a non-drinker's...

Indigenous man detained for three nights after claiming Canberra property as embassy

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Christopher Knaus A former federal press gallery journalist was kept in custody for three nights on a minor trespass offence after refusing to leave a Canberra property that he claimed as an embassy for the Yidindji...

Scout master's abuse victim urges others to come forward

For Peter Farr, the jailing of his abuser has brought justice rather than closure.

Christopher Knaus It took Peter Farr 20 torturous years to finally confront the childhood memories of sexual abuse cruelly dancing beyond the bounds of his reality.

Fire chief accused ESA commissioner of bullying and then quit months later

Christopher Knaus Deep tensions within the ACT's emergency services leadership saw the territory's fire chief formally accuse his commissioner of bullying and harassment months before prematurely quitting the agency.

'Patriots' president locked up in NSW

Canberra man Aaron Raymond Dudeck, also known as Aaron Raymond Hudson, leaves ACT Magistrates Court after being granted bail.

Christopher Knaus The local president of a "patriots" group accused of racially abusing a man near an Islamic centre has been locked up on separate offences after NSW police raided his property.

Ice trafficker jailed after failing to deal with own habit

Christopher Knaus An ice trafficker caught after a covert phone-tap operation has been jailed after failing to deal with her own habit.

Rebels bikie sentenced for Charnwood drug deal

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Christopher Knaus A bikie convicted of drug dealing has been warned that he will probably become involved in more crime if he stays in the Rebels.

Jailed hit-and-run driver Justin Monfries dead

Justin Monfries killed Linda Cox when he hit her while running a red light in a stolen car.

Christopher Knaus The drunk driver who killed hospital worker Linda Cox in a horror hit and run outside Canberra Hospital has died while serving his time. 

Narrabundah man jailed for attack on pregnant fiancee

Christopher Knaus A man who kneed his pregnant fiancee in the stomach has been sentenced to nine years imprisonment.

Man cleared of setting fire to girlfriend's home loses release bid

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Christopher Knaus A man who was cleared last week of setting fire to his estranged girlfriend's Monash home has lost a bid for release.

Man masturbated in Reject Shop, interrupted by grandmother

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Christopher Knaus A man who masturbated in the back of a Reject Shop has been given a 10-month suspended sentence.

Last charges against wrongly accused prison guard dropped

Christopher Knaus The remaining assault charges against an ACT prison officer wrongly accused of raping his ex-girlfriend have been dropped.