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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Woman who recanted husband rape allegations 'pressured' by family, court hears

Christopher Knaus A woman has recanted allegations that her husband raped her and threatened to derail her family's visa application, a court has heard.

Alleged victim of Catholic priest concedes sliding door memory is false

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

Christopher Knaus Woman acknowledges that her memory was wrong but insists sexual assault occurred.

RSPCA nurse convicted of animal neglect

Christopher Knaus Sentencing of RSPCA nurse for animal neglect both a 'sad and happy day' for the organisation.

Alleged abuse victim denies making up evidence of morning teas with priest

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

Christopher Knaus A complainant against Father Edward Evans stood by her claims during cross-examination on Thursday.

ACT legal centres welcome federal government funding backflip

Christopher Knaus and Megan Gorrey The federal government’s decision not to inflict savage cuts on legal aid services has been widely welcomed as a win for vulnerable Canberrans, including victims of domestic violence.

Man found guilty of Erindale ACTTAB robbery

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Christopher Knaus A Canberra man has been found guilty of robbing the Erindale ACTTAB of about $32,000.

Overall imprisonment rate rises in ACT, but pressure on AMC falls slightly

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Christopher Knaus Overcrowding pressure on the ACT's prison eased slightly in December last year.

Uncertainty over Giralang shops redevelopment to continue for months

Uncertainty around the redevelopment of the derelict Giralang shops will 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

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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

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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.