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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Fatal hit-run cold case to be reviewed after police chief personally intervenes

Christopher Knaus Police chief orders full review of 1987 Troy Forsyth killing after extraordinary personal intervention.

Grass fire arson accused denies exaggerating mental illness to aid defence

Shane Mason, 50, on Thursday denied exaggerating his mental illness to aid a defence against deliberately lighting bushfires.

Christopher Knaus Man accused of lighting two fires in Canberra bushland denies exaggerating mental illness.

Fraudster's plan to fake injury on bus, sue government lands him 22-months jail

Christopher Knaus His plan was to fake an injury on an ACTION bus and sue the ACT. Instead he was sentenced to 22 months imprisonment.

Homeless man denies knowledge of deliberately lit bushfires

Shane Mason, 50, is accused of lighting two fires in the middle of summer in Canberra last year.

Christopher Knaus Questions remain over mental impairment in deliberately lit bushfire case.

Pilot over limit before flight appealing conviction

Michael Inman and Christopher Knaus Virgin pilot who blew .059 at start of shift challenges test accuracy, fights conviction in court.

Bashed Indigenous inmate sues government, while community calls for answers

Christopher Knaus An Indigenous inmate, who was almost bashed to death, is taking civil action against ACT Government.

Man who allegedly killed stepfather told friend of plans, stole $53,000

Christopher Knaus "I think I'm going to kill my step-dad, bro." Alleged killer told friend of plans three days before crime.

'Obsessive' man found with 100,000 child pornography files

Christopher Knaus Wife brought food and drink to computer room as husband watched child pornography, court hears.

Chief magistrate 'greatly concerned' after police again fail to subpoena victim

Christopher Knaus Police fail to subpoena alleged domestic violence victim, leaving prosecution on verge of collapse.

New ACT law courts building won't take Civic parking spaces

Impressions of the new four-storey courts precinct. Juris Partnership was announced as the government's private partner for the project.

Christopher Knaus Construction of the new ACT courts precinct will not tie up parking spaces in the city or force temporary relocation, the government says.

Man jailed for five years over brutal machete attack

Ivan Terrence Torbert was sentenced to five years and three months for the machete attack

Christopher Knaus ACT man brutally hacked at his victim's legs with a machete, severing tendons and breaking off sections of bone.

Alcohol promoter gets weekend jail for $129,000 fraud involving nightclubs, bars

Christopher Knaus Swimming lessons, circus tickets and schools fees all went on the alcohol promoter's work credit card.

Childcare centre management 'profoundly sorry' for distress of alleged abuse

Incidents of excessive physical force were allegedly carried out at a Canberra childcare centre last year.

Christopher Knaus Managers of childcare centre say they are profoundly sorry for distress caused by alleged carer abuse.

Canberra childcare workers to face court on assault charges

Incidents of excessive physical force were allegedly carried out at a Canberra childcare centre last year.

Michael Inman and Christopher Knaus Four Canberra childcare workers will face court over allegations of physical abuse on children as young as one.

Battle over legality of CFMEU raid wraps up, judge concerned on secret info

Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman Judge concerned at being left without secret information used to justify continued police raid.

Olympic boxer involved in road rage attack felt it 'weak' to walk away, court hears

Australian boxer Adam Forsyth, right, after losing the heavyweight boxing quarter finals in the 2004 Athens Summer Olympic Games.

Christopher Knaus Former Australian boxer sentenced to suspended four-month jail term for road rage assault.

Former CFMEU organiser to stand trial on blackmail charges


Christopher Knaus A former CFMEU organiser and ACT Labor sub-branch secretary is set to stand trial on blackmail charges in the ACT Supreme Court.

'Technical' breaches in CFMEU raid do not warrant withholding evidence: police

CFMEU ACT branch secretary Dean Hall at the ACT Supreme Court last month as part of the union's challenge to the legality of a police raid on its Dickson headquarters in August.

Christopher Knaus The AFP says the technical breaches in its raid on the union headquarters should not see evidence withheld.

Three suspects identified in near-fatal prison bashing

Steven Freeman was taken to hospital after being critically injured within hours of being remanded to the ACT prison.

Christopher Knaus Forensic analysis of fingerless gloves and a bloodied shoe help identify prison bashing suspects.

John Lomax blackmail charge dropped as CFMEU attacks legality of police raid

Lomax with specially designed T-shirts outside the ACT Magistrates Court.

Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman Blackmail charges against CFMEU organiser and former league star John Lomax have been dropped.