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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Ram raider pleads guilty to jewellery heist at Gungahlin Village

Christopher Knaus Man pleads guilty to brazen ram raid and jewellery heist earlier this year.

Hospital release, dangerous prescribing under microscope after overdose death

Christopher Knaus Paul Fennessy's mother warned hospital staff of 'massive risk factors'. Three hours later her son was dead.

Woman admits being 'confused' and 'mixed up' on parts of evidence about knife attack

Christopher Knaus The woman alleges the robber told her she could dig a grave for her daughter.

Victorian murderer robs St Vincent de Paul worker at knifepoint

A convicted Victorian murderer is alleged to have robbed a St Vincent de Paul worker at knifepoint

Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman Warren Michael Lander, 35, was said to be calm as he allegedly robbed the charity worker.

Man allegedly held knife to woman's throat, threatened her daughter

Christopher Knaus 'He said he'd rip my daughter's eyes out and that I could dig the hole that she was going in.'

Luigi Costa sentenced to 16 years for 'frenzied', 'spontaneous' Red Hill murder

Luigi Costa stabbed Terrence Freebody in a frenzied attack at his Red Hill home.

Christopher Knaus Luigi Costa murdered his neighbour, inflicting stab wounds to almost all parts of his body. But a judge has deemed his crime 'not in the worst category'.

Call for lengthy sentence for 'grotesque and senseless' murder of gentle, vulnerable victim

Christopher Knaus 'It's the only case that I'm aware of where the perpetrator is calling the police while actually committing the act.'

ACT government loses bid to unseat tribunal member in doctor racism row

The ACT Supreme Court has backed the impartiality of a tribunal member who found the ACT government's policy of preferring Australian-trained medical interns racially discriminated against a Chinese doctor.

Christopher Knaus Court backs impartiality of tribunal member who found against government in doctor racism case.

Man charged over $1.65 million fraud at Public Trustee's office pleads not guilty

Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman The alleged fraud involved an organisation entrusted with funds of some of the ACT's most vulnerable.

Husband allegedly tried to drown wife by driving her into lake after break-up

Christopher Knaus Man accused of trying to drown wife, and then threatening to kill her therapy dog.

Husband denies raping, assaulting wife over dinner

Christopher Knaus A husband who allegedly raped and assaulted his wife after an argument about dinner has denied believing it was wife's job to cook for him.

Damning disability abuse report uses ACT death as warning

Greens senator Rachel Siewert is calling for a royal commission into the treatment of disabled people in residential care and institutions.

Christopher Knaus, Judith Ireland and Rachel Browne Senate inquiry calls for royal commission, while using death of Canberra woman to highlight dangers of casualisation.

Gungahlin mosque opponents rack up huge costs in protracted court battle

Christopher Knaus Controversial anti-mosque group racks up huge costs in doomed court bid.

'The bullied has become the bully': Case shows family violence's cyclical nature

Magistrate Karen Fryar said the case was sadly

Christopher Knaus Christopher Cunningham grew up watching his father beat his mother. Now he will go to prison for his own abusive crime.

Man allegedly raped and assaulted his wife because she 'didn't cook dinner'


Christopher Knaus Woman who was allegedly raped, spat on, bitten and assaulted by her husband says it began because she 'didn't cook dinner'.

'Please call the domestic violence, please help me'

Christopher Knaus Lawyers for a husband who allegedly raped his wife say she is making up the allegations.

ACT one-punch offender released on bail


Christopher Knaus A Canberra man who struck a near-fatal blow during a drunken scuffle in Civic has been released from prison until his appeal is determined.

Government body's power to imprison causes 'grave concerns'

Attorney-General Simon Corbell has moved to introduce intensive correction orders, while allowing the Sentence Administration Board to deal with breaches.

Christopher Knaus Barristers say it should be up to the courts to manage offenders who breach new intensive correction orders.

Choking death 'undoubtedly' showed systemic failures, disability commissioner says

Disability and Community Services Commissioner Mary Durkin says  the introduction of an official visitor scheme has helped detect problems.

Christopher Knaus Disability Commissioner Mary Durkin says current staffing challenge has not meant an increase in complaints about services.

Man pleads not guilty to importing ice worth $10million in statues

One of the statues in which the drugs were allegedly concealed.

Christopher Knaus The Nigerian national was caught in a police sting after the statues were intercepted on their way to Kaleen.