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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Dangers to mafia informant 'real and compelling', Eastman judge says

Christopher Knaus A mafia informant who will provide potentially critical information in any second trial of David Eastman faces serious and dangerous retribution if his identity is revealed, a judge has said.

Fears local police positions will go as funding cuts begin to bite


Christopher Knaus The ACT government has been urged to reinstate $15 million in savings to the territory's police force, amid growing fears that positions will be cut in coming months.

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ACTTAB fraudster likely to avoid going back to prison

Christopher Knaus A woman who siphoned $1.42 million from the ACT's betting agency is unlikely to be sent back to prison after she was forced to miss weekend detention.

David Eastman loses bid to have judge removed

David Eastman failed a bid to remove the judge from sitting on his application to stay his second trial.

Christopher Knaus David Eastman fails to force judge to stand aside from decision on whether second murder trial will go ahead.

Gungahlin jewellery store ram-raid accused pleads not guilty

The jewellery store targeted in the Gungahlin ram raid.

Christopher Knaus A man whose blood was found at the scene of a ram-raid at Gungahlin Village has pleaded not guilty to the brazen jewellery heist.

Stepfather acquitted on all counts of child sexual abuse


Christopher Knaus A stepfather has been found not guilty of accusations he molested his stepdaughter two decades ago.

Man who defrauded tax office of $380,000 behind bars to await sentence


Christopher Knaus A senior Airservices manager who used a series of false documents and two fake aviation companies to defraud the Tax Office of $380,000 has been locked up while he awaits sentence.

'Socially awkward' Defence worker locked up over child porn


Christopher Knaus "Shy and socially awkward" Defence employee to spend two months behind bars for child pornography.

Public servant used government credit card at Fyshwick brothel

Christopher Knaus A public servant who used his government-issued credit card to spend thousands of dollars at a Fyshwick brothel has been convicted and fined.

Dennis Nona sentenced for sexual abuse that left 12-year-old pregnant

Sentenced: Indigenous artist Dennis Nona.

Christopher Knaus Dennis Nona's fall from grace is complete after he was sentenced to five years jail for child sexual abuse.

Long-running Mike Kelly defamation battle 'cries out for mediation', judge says

Former federal Labor MP Mike Kelly

Christopher Knaus The judge presiding over the defamation action against former Labor MP says personality-driven issues appear to be involved.

Brothers to stand trial for planning violent Mawson Club robbery


Christopher Knaus A man is set to stand trial for allegedly handing over detailed information about the movements of a Chubb security van before it was held up outside the Mawson Club in broad daylight.

'Unacceptable' rehab wait robbing drug users of will to change

Mark Avis, 48, has spoken out about his experiences to try to change a system robbing addicts of the will for change.

Christopher Knaus Resolve comes in the darkest moments for users like Mark Avis. But their will for change is being drained by "unacceptable" wait times for rehabilitation.

Canberra prisoner loses High Court challenge to legality of detention

Christopher Knaus A former Canberra prisoner has failed to convince the High Court to hear his argument that sentence administration boards don't have the power to lock someone up when they fail to show for weekend...

Teenager appears in court over two Canberra jewellery store ram-raids

The scene of a ram-raid at Gunghalin Villiage Shopping centre last month

Christopher Knaus Canberra teen formally charged over crime spree in late March including two ram-raids and four break-ins.

David Eastman tries to have Justice Anthony Whealy removed from bid to stay second murder trial

David Eastman being arrested in 1992.

Christopher Knaus David Eastman launches bid to remove the judge who will decide the fate of his second murder trial.

Canberra's Catholic school community 'saddened' for sex-text principal's victim

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Christopher Knaus Former Catholic primary school principal Michael Philpot, 58, met his young victim on Grindr.

David Eastman denied access to highly sensitive evidence before murder retrial

Historical case: David Eastman's arrest at his home.

Christopher Knaus Highly sensitive evidence that could potentially help David Eastman will remain secret and out of the reach of his lawyers.

Hume MDMA drug lab accused will fight charges in Supreme Court

Stanley Hou, left, at the ACT Magistrates Court on an earlier occasion, with lawyer Kamy Saeedi.

Christopher Knaus A Canberra man accused over a commercial-scale drug lab hidden in a Hume warehouse is set to fight the charges in the ACT Supreme Court.

'The emotional scars will remain forever', victim's mother says in Young principal child porn case


Christopher Knaus Former Catholic primary school principal avoids immediate imprisonment for child pornography charge, after mother tells court the emotional scarring will "remain forever".