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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Prison guard allegedly bashed, threatened to kill ex-girlfriend

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Christopher Knaus A prison guard accused of bashing and threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend has been committed to stand trial in the ACT Supreme Court.

Man who murdered public servant in drug robbery appeals sentence

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Christopher Knaus Corey James Martin was sentenced to 22 years for the brutal murder of a "jockey-sized" public servant. Now he's trying to have his punishment cut.

Child molester appeals sentence

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Christopher Knaus A child molester who abused his stepdaughter has said his sentence was not properly discounted for a 20-year delay in bringing him to court.

Here we snow again: first falls of season bring early cheer to ski resorts

Christopher Knaus A LIGHT dusting of snow fell on the ski slopes on Saturday, days before possible frost and subzero temperatures are forecast to grip the territory.

Government delays announcement on sentencing reform


Christopher Knaus The ACT Government has delayed releasing details on a major sentencing review and reform program.

Intensive correction orders better than periodic detention, says report


Christopher Knaus Intense community supervision is more effective than weekend prison, a NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research report finds.

Angry mother gets weekend detention for running down two men in her car


Christopher Knaus A Canberra woman who hit two men with her car after one made "insensitive" remarks about the loss of her son has been sentenced to 10 months weekend detention.

Plans for major sentencing review and reform program


Christopher Knaus The government is preparing to announce a major review and reform program to change the way criminals are sentenced in the ACT.

Dying wish of a convicted murderer


Christopher Knaus Anthony John Hagen has spent all but four years of his adult life in a cell.

Expansion of Alexander Maconochie Centre criticised by Andrew Wall

Christopher Knaus The ACT opposition has claimed the planned $54 million expansion of the Alexander Maconochie Centre is simply ''fixing the mistakes of the past''.

Prison should have been built bigger in the first place: ACT Liberals


Christopher Knaus The ACT opposition has claimed the announcement of a $54 million expansion for the Alexander Maconochie Centre prison is simply "fixing the mistakes of the past".

$54 million jail expansion to begin soon


Christopher Knaus The ACT government will spend $54 million to massively expand the territory's prison, building two new cell blocks within two years to solve the overcrowding crisis.

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Report accuses government of failing to investigate ACT Ambulance Service bullying claims


Christopher Knaus The ACT government failed to properly investigate allegations that a paramedic was bullied by senior ambulance staff, a report has found.

Punk rock festival to honour murder victim, Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber

Michael Inman and Christopher Knaus The man accused of murdering Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber has again faced an ACT court, as the slain punk rocker's friends prepare for a musical festival in his honour on Saturday.

DansonFest concert to honour murder victim Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber

DansonFest: Craig McMillan, with Penelope Foudoulis and Graeme Syms are the organising a punk rock festival to celebrate the memory of murdered friend Nicolas Sofer-Shreiber.

Michael Inman and Christopher Knaus The man accused of murdering Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber has again faced an ACT court.

Girl should have been confined, not arrested, magistrate says

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Christopher Knaus A magistrate has criticised the decision of ACT authorities not to use special powers to confine a 12-year-old child.

Man who shot guard during Mawson robbery fails in appeal


Christopher Knaus A man who blasted a security guard with a shotgun during a $151,000 armed robbery outside the Mawson Club has lost a bid to clear his name.

Bail denied to alleged drug dealer, baseball basher

Christopher Knaus An accused drug trafficker who allegedly took a debtor on a ''long drive'' to the bush, tied him to a pole and beat him with a baseball bat, has lost a second bid for release on bail.

Boxer not in court for road rage sentence

Christopher Knaus An Olympic boxer who punched a truck driver in a road rage spat in Fyshwick has failed to show up for sentencing because he did not read his mail for the past three months, a court has heard.

Plan gives drivers time to sober up before retrieving cars from night before

Christopher Knaus ACT clubs believe abolishing paid parking on Saturday and Sunday morning could help prevent drinkers getting behind the wheel to avoid a parking fine.