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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Revealed: Timber treatment plant's toxic legacy

Christopher Knaus A multinational corporation was allowed to pollute Canberra water with toxic chemicals in a case exposing more than a decade of failings.

David Eastman inquiry: forensics expert Robert Barnes defends his work

Robert Barnes leaves the ACT Supreme Courts

Christopher Knaus A forensic scientist has defended his damning evidence against David Eastman.

Canberra surgeon loses Supreme Court action over suspension

Christopher Knaus A Canberra Hospital orthopaedic surgeon has lost a court fight arising from his suspension.

Taxi driver ran down man, dragged him 50m under car

Christopher Knaus A man who suffered horrific injuries after he was run down by an angry taxi driver thought ‘‘this is it’’ as his trapped body was dragged 50 metres along the road.

Doctor loses fight arising from suspension after experimental treatment on boy

Canberra orthopaedic surgeon Dr Richard Hocking.

Christopher Knaus A Canberra Hospital orthopaedic surgeon who used an experimental treatment on a nine-year-old patient has lost a court fight against his suspension.

Pair charged with drug trafficking after police phone tap

Christopher Knaus Two suspected drug traffickers arrested after a covert phone tap operation have been denied bail.

Woman denies making up allegations husband raped her

Supreme Court in Canberra

Christopher Knaus A woman has denied making up rape allegations against her husband because he threatened to take her to court to get access to his son.

David Eastman inquiry is told of abusive phone call

David Harold Eastman.

Christopher Knaus A former lawyer for David Eastman says he received an expletive-laden phone call from the head of the police team investigating the murder of the ACT's police chief.

Man accused of raping wife, court told

Christopher Knaus A woman who says she was raped by her husband said he later told her: ''It's not rape, we're married.''

Push on light rail, mental health

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has defended the delay in the government's response.

Christopher Knaus and Tom McIlroy High-priority construction projects such as a secure mental health unit and Canberra's light rail network will be fast tracked as the ACT government continues efforts to kick-start the building...

ACT to spend $2.77m on prison expansion

Women's section of the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC).

Christopher Knaus The government has announced almost $3 million for detailed design work to permanently expand the ACT's crowded prison.

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Claims accused denies 'drowning in debt' before suspicious house fire


Christopher Knaus A Kambah woman says she was not "drowning in debt" when her house burnt down in suspicious circumstances.

Woman denies starting Kambah house fire that killed family's dog

Christopher Knaus A woman accused of starting a house fire that burnt her dog to death told police she couldn't bear thinking about the animal's last moments.

Police officer on trial for indecency: jury unable to reach a verdict

Court, justice, courts, judge.

Christopher Knaus A jury has been unable to reach a verdict on a police officer accused of indecently touching and taking an explicit photo of a young boy in his care.

Suspected drug trafficker refused bail over weapons, drugs haul


Christopher Knaus A suspected drug trafficker arrested after police bashed down the door of a Wanniassa home was found with a spear and a hunting knife in his car, a court has heard.

Nona challenge to sex charges hearing delay fails in High Court

Christopher Knaus ACT authorities breached the human rights of a leading indigenous artist by waiting more than 10 years to bring him to court on child sex charges, the High Court has been told.

David Eastman prosecutor at loss over missing defence documents

Christopher Knaus The man responsible for marshalling forensic evidence used against the accused killer of the ACT's police chief says prosecutors had ''nothing to hide'' from David Eastman's defence team.

David Eastman inquiry: former prosecutor 'shocked' evidence wasn't given to defence

David Harold Eastman being arrested at his home.

Christopher Knaus The man responsible for marshalling forensic evidence used against the accused killer of the ACT’s police chief says prosecutors had ‘‘nothing to hide’’ from David Eastman’s defence team.

High Court challenge over Canberra man's sex offence convictions

Michael Alan Gillard

Christopher Knaus A Canberra man who sexually abused a teenage girl in front of her sister has taken the fight against his conviction and punishment to the highest court in the country.

Officer awaits fate on indecency charges

Court, justice, courts, judge.

Christopher Knaus An ACT policeman accused of molesting and taking an explicit photo of a boy in his care will have to wait until next week to learn of his fate.