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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Uncertainty over Giralang shops redevelopment to continue for months

Christopher Knaus Uncertainty over the future of the controversial redevelopment to continue as lawyers update their legal arguments.

Catholic priest told alleged abuse victim to 'move on'

Father Edward Evans, who is on trial for allegedly sexually abusing a young girl in Canberra

Christopher Knaus A former Catholic priest told his alleged abuse victim to "move on" and stop living in the past when she asked for an apology during a covertly-recorded phone call almost 20 years later, a court has...

Erindale ACTTAB robbery accused allegedly confessed to friend


Christopher Knaus Friend of man accused of robbing an ACTTAB says the accused confessed to him, but defence barrister claims the friend knew details about the store from when he later robbed it himself.

Spurned eHarmony lover to spend eight months behind bars


Christopher Knaus Drew Thompson was publicly humiliated by his eHarmony match at Dickson shops. One month later, he subjected the woman to a terrifying ideal.

Culturally diverse women highly vulnerable to domestic violence: support agencies

Christopher Knaus and Megan Gorrey Some family violence victims may not even know that such a thing as a domestic violence service exists.

Gordon murder accused appears in court over alleged killing of wife

Forensic officers and police investigate the death of a woman, 28, in Gordon on Tuesday.

Christopher Knaus and Primrose Riordan A man accused of stabbing his wife in a murder in Gordon this week has appeared in court for the first time.

Family and friends walk for Tara Costigan

Tara Costigan, 28, who was killed late last month.

Christopher Knaus It took a plunge to the depths of human horror to shake this city into an act of breathtaking compassion.

'Toxic management culture': Opposition to push for release of full ambulance culture review

The ACT opposition will call for the full release of a damning review of ACT Ambulance Service culture.

Christopher Knaus Bullying, blame, fear, distrust, and poor management brought out in leaked report. Now the opposition wants it in full.

Leaked ACT Ambulance Service review paints disturbing picture of fear, distrust and bullying

Christopher Knaus ACT ambulance culture is plagued by bullying, blame, distrust verging on paranoia, and poor, ad-hoc, and erratic management, a leaked report has found.

Case against alleged swim school fraudster thrown out on technicality

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Christopher Knaus A woman was accused of defrauding almost $50,000. But the wording of the case against her saw the case thrown out.

Tara Costigan death: Accused Calwell murderer's defence lawyer to brief psychiatrist

Christopher Knaus Accused axe murderer's new defence team will brief psychiatrist, court hears.

Janitor never worked at school where indecent assault allegedly occurred, court hears

Christopher Knaus Janitor accused of molesting two sisters never worked at school where one said she was touched, court hears.

ACT gets domestic violence funding boost in wake of Tara Costigan's death

Tara Costigan, 28, who was killed late last month.

Christopher Knaus The ACT has announced it will boost funding for domestic violence prevention in the wake of the Tara Costigan death.

Magistrate says courts 'exist to protect' as domestic violence accused denied bail

Christopher Knaus Courts have a duty to 'protect as well as punish', magistrate says as she locks up domestic violence accused.

Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson vows bi-partisan push for ACT to lead on family violence

Canberra Liberals leader Jeremy Hanson says the issue is too important for political point-scoring.

Christopher Knaus Opposition pledges bi-partisan approach to domestic violence, calls for roundtable to make ACT nation leader.

Hundreds turn out to farewell Tara Costigan in moving funeral

Families and friends attend the funeral for Tara Costigan held at the Albert Hall in Yarralumla. From left, Rikki Schmidt, Drew Costigan-Wittman, 9, Rhiley Costigan-Wittman, 11, David Wittman and baby Ayla.

Christopher Knaus It was a heart-wrenching farewell that no 11-year-old child should ever have to make.

'Anticipating the worst' was torture, says alleged child abuse victim

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Christopher Knaus Woman tells court the anticipation could possibly be worse than the abuse by her alleged molester.

Former janitor accused of molesting girl in school gym goes on trial


Christopher Knaus A former janitor has gone on trial in the ACT Supreme Court, accused of molesting two sisters decades ago.

Two survivors of Calwell attack are 'recovering well', family say

Christopher Knaus Two survivors of the attack that allegedly killed Tara Costigan are "recovering well", their family says.

Domestic violence crises skyrocket while government funding flatlines

Domestic violence.

Christopher Knaus Demand for domestic violence support is skyrocketing, but government funding has flatlined.