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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Traumatised carer assaulted, trapped disabled girlfriend

Christopher Knaus A traumatised carer assaulted and trapped his disabled girlfriend in her Canberra home just months after he was convicted of threatening to kill her.

Man who aided Hughes shooter freed after sentencing for arson threat, stalking

Christopher Knaus A man who drove his shotgun-wielding friend away from a 2010 shooting is free and likely to leave Canberra after being sentenced for unrelated crimes on Monday.

Manager defends himself in worksite fatality hearing

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Christopher Knaus The manager in a fatal workplace accident case will defend himself in court, saying he once beat a case using one word and a dictionary.

New court initiative inefficient and stretching resources of DPP, Legal Aid, critics say

Christopher Knaus A new initiative aimed at easing congestion in the ACT Magistrates Court is failing to achieve efficiency and is straining the resources of prosecutors and legal aid lawyers, critics say. 

Letterbox set on fire, windows smashed in Fisher

Christopher Knaus A letterbox was set alight and car windows were smashed at a home in Fisher early this morning.

Canadian woman dies after Hume Highway crash

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Christopher Knaus A young Canadian woman who was asleep without a seatbelt on when a truck crashed into the back of her van has died in Canberra Hospital overnight. 

Would-be vigilantes threaten innocent family following animal cruelty case

Christopher Knaus Mistaken vigilantes have sent threats to an innocent family they wrongly assumed was responsible for starving and mistreating two dogs in Spence.

Robber who used coffee-filled syringe in robbery jailed

Michael Inman and Christopher Knaus Cash to buy heroin to alleviate back pain drove Scott Robert Thomas to load a syringe with coffee and rob two service stations, a court has heard.

Woman who starved dogs fined just $800, no restriction on pet ownership

Christopher Knaus Woman starves, neglects two dogs because she was 'scared of the brown one'.

Drunk man who defecated near merry-go-round a 'danger to public health'

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Christopher Knaus Court hears drunk man who pooed on a park bench put children at risk due to his 'disgusting' behaviour.

'He said he was going to kill it or cut it out of me', pregnant woman alleges

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Christopher Knaus Man accused of punching pregnant girlfriend's stomach, telling her he'd "kill it or cut it out" if she didn't get an abortion.

ACT's legal centres join together in plea for funding from ACT, federal governments

Dr John Boersig, CEO of Legal Aid Commission ACT, has joined with community legal centres to call for funding from all levels of government

Christopher Knaus Four community legal centres that protect vulnerable Canberrans have banded together to make a desperate plea for help in the wake of major funding cuts.

Federal government must commit to more funding for ACT Legal Aid: Simon Corbell

Simon Corbell has called on the federal government to commit to further Legal Aid funding in the ACT.

Christopher Knaus The ACT government has urged the Commonwealth to commit further funding to already-stretched Legal Aid services in Canberra.

Police capsicum-sprayed young woman after arresting her on wrong charge

Christopher Knaus Police arrested a young woman on the wrong charge before capsicum spraying her over a minor disturbance in the Civic bus interchange, a court has found.

National arboretum celebrates second anniversary, celebrates one million visitors

Back, Khu Vu at the National Arboretum with son Long Vu, 2, and, front left,  Kevin Chu, 9, of Hawker.

Christopher Knaus The National Arboretum will celebrate its second anniversary on Monday, attracting roughly one million visitors since it opened in 2013.

Fears exodus of judges in ACT and court underresourcing will disrupt divorce, custody disputes

ACT Bar Association president Shane Gill, who is urging prompt replacement of retiring judges.

Christopher Knaus Canberra-based judges are dropping like flies from the Family and Federal Circuit Courts, and this has provoked worries that the increasing caseload will be even harder to clear.

ACT's prison trails other states in giving inmates time out of cells and work

Christopher Knaus The latest Report on Government Services shows that ACT's prison underperformed in several areas in 2013-14 but has made some improvements on the previous period.

Canberra fraudster secretly assumed army recruit's identity

Christopher Knaus A stolen birth certificate was all it took for Adam Gregory Towney to shed his chequered past and assume the identity of a young soldier training to serve his country.

Woman who allegedly robbed liquor store sent for mental health checks

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Christopher Knaus Woman who allegedly robbed a liquor store of Jim Beam and cigarettes has been sent for mental health checks.

Former war crimes suspect freed from Canberra prison, extradition collapses

Krunoslav Bonic at the Anzac Day commemoration in Canberra in 2012.

Christopher Knaus Former war crimes suspect freed from ACT prison after extradition collapses.