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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Final witnesses give evidence in Eastman inquiry

Christopher Knaus After five months of hearings and a sea of evidence, inquiry shifts to business end of proceedings. But it's far from over.

Labor minister Joy Burch's son charged over armed robbery

Facing charges: Lloyd Edwin Burch leaves the ACT Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Christopher Knaus Lloyd Edwin Burch drank two litres of beer before entering an Ali Baba store armed with a knife.

Libs want auditor in on environmental reporting

Christopher Knaus The opposition will push for broader scrutiny of the ACT's management of environmental reporting in the wake of the pollution of Hume groundwater with potentially dangerous chemicals.

Claim surveillance was to drive David Eastman nuts is 'silly', says AFP's Roy Farmer

Christopher Knaus An Australian Federal Police deputy commissioner has denied telling a colleague that surveillance teams were trying to drive David Harold Eastman ''nuts''.

Priest facing bigamy charges in ACT court

Alec Stevenson

Christopher Knaus Father Alec Stevenson thought he'd left his life in New Zealand behind when he walked out on his young wife and children and moved to Australia in 1970.

New West Industrial Park buyers not informed of Koppers contamination

Teddy Bear Childcare owner Mark Gillett  bought land about 400 meters away from the contaminated sites but were never told of the pollution the sale of the land never went through.

Christopher Knaus The ACT government is selling land around the contaminated Koppers site without telling some potential buyers.

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Foster father found not guilty of sex with teen

Christopher Knaus A foster father has been cleared of having sex with a teenage girl in his care.

Foster father denies sex with girl because she missed scar

Christopher Knaus A teenage girl cannot have had sex with her foster father because she did not see an obvious mark from an operation, a jury has been told.

Tests show toxic groundwater at Koppers timber plant has not spread

Christopher Knaus Polluted groundwater has not spread from beneath the former Koppers timber treatment plant, new testing has shown.

Accused foster father claims sex 'not possible'

Christopher Knaus A Canberra foster father told police he suffered from erectile dysfunction and could not have had sex with the teenage girl in his care.

Forensic scientist 'too sick' to give evidence in Eastman inquiry

Robert Barnes leaves the ACT Supreme Courts

Christopher Knaus Forensics expert has been grilled over the reliability of his work on the Winchester case.

Weekend jail sentence after teenager sexually assaulted

Christopher Knaus A man who sexually assaulted a teenager while she slept at an 18th birthday party has been sentenced to six months' weekend detention.

Foster father threatened to kill himself if teen revealed sex, court told


Christopher Knaus A teenage girl whose foster father allegedly had repeated sex with her told police she hid the relationship from her foster mother because she was “the only family I’ve ever had”.

Eastman evidence may have misled inquest: scientist

Christopher Knaus A forensic expert has admitted he may have misled the inquest on ACT police chief Colin Stanley Winchester and allowed ''unacceptable confusion'' in the labelling of gunshot residue taken from David...

Lawyers criticise end of periodic detention

Christopher Knaus The decision to abolish weekend detention has been criticised by parts of the ACT's legal fraternity, who say it was made without consultation and appears to be motivated by a desire to cut costs.

Suspected drug trafficker Trong Ruyen Bui on trial

Christopher Knaus A suspected ice and heroin trafficker who was tracked using phone taps and police surveillance has gone on trial in the ACT Supreme Court.

Man caught drink-driving three times in five hours

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Christopher Knaus, Henry Belot A 30-year-old Crace man who was allegedly caught drink-driving on three separate occasions within five hours has faced court.

Correction order shift as weekend detention phased out

Shane Rattenbury.

Christopher Knaus The ACT government is planning to abolish weekend detention as a way for Canberra criminals to serve time.

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Foster father accused of having sexual relationship with teenage girl

Christopher Knaus A Canberra carer accused of repeatedly engaging in sex with his 14-year-old foster daughter has gone on trial in the ACT Supreme Court.

Foster father accused of sex with teenage girl in his care

Christopher Knaus Canberra carer goes on trial accused of repeated sex with his then 14-year-old foster daughter.