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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Cash on the loose at the Moose as deal turns sour

Christopher Knaus Mooseheads has lost a legal battle with Burgmann College students over thousands of dollars in unpaid sponsorship, after a dispute about who took a cash-filled envelope and a mystery man.

Discount sentences concern to lawyers

Simon Corbell.

Christopher Knaus The legal fraternity has voiced concerns about the government's push to allow lighter sentences for criminals who help the courts speed up their trials.

Catholic priest denies indecency allegations

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Christopher Knaus A Canberra Catholic priest has denied allegations he committed historical acts of indecency on a child in the 1990s.

Job fears as police cop $15 million cut

Minister for Police, Simon Corbell.

Christopher Knaus The ACT government will rip more than $15 million in savings from the police force, prompting fears for the jobs of up to 45 officers.

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Forced kiss, but ADFA cadet goes free

Yong Chuean Benedict Ang outside the ACT Magistrates Court.

Christopher Knaus A former ADFA cadet has walked free from court without a criminal conviction after forcing himself on a drunken female in her campus dormitory.

Catastrophic injuries from prison bashing

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Christopher Knaus A prison bashing left a convicted paedophile with "catastrophic" injuries, a court has heard.

Jury considers verdict on child grooming trial

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Christopher Knaus The jury has retired to deliberate on allegations that a man groomed a child for sex, sent her graphic images of himself, and photoshopped her face onto a naked body.

Helpful crims may get lighter sentences

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Christopher Knaus Criminals who help speed up their cases through the ACT's backlogged court system could be given lighter sentences under new laws proposed by the government.

No comfort for cold protest escapee

Christopher Knaus A prisoner who used an improvised candle to break out of his cell and stage a protest against the cold has been sentenced to one year in jail.

Men jailed over prison plot to rob dealer

Christopher Knaus A prisoner who plotted an armed robbery from behind bars to pay off a drug debt has been sentenced to six and a half years jail.

$3m earmarked for ACT jail expansion

06 September 2012 News, Journalist Louis Andrews The Canberra Times, Photo Jay Cronan. The Alexander Maconochie Centre Generic.

Christopher Knaus The government will spend $3 million on designs for an expanded ACT jail, while setting aside a further $6 million to help the prison with increased ''service demand'' and the training of new guards.

ACT's fatal pursuits fastest

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Christopher Knaus The ACT has the lowest number of police pursuit-related deaths in the country, but records the highest average speeds in fatal car chases, a new report has found.

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Officers dig in as hepatitis cases rise

06 September 2012 News, Journalist Louis Andrews The Canberra Times, Photo Jay Cronan. The Alexander Maconochie Centre Generic.

Christopher Knaus Hepatitis C cases are rising among ACT jail inmates as prison guards remain opposed to a new push to start a needle-exchange program.

'Gratuitous and irrational' attack left woman with horrific injuries

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Christopher Knaus A home invader who bound, gagged and beat a man, before subjecting his wife to a horrific, near-fatal knife attack as he watched, has been sentenced to 10 years jail.

Priest to face child indecency charges

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Michael Inman, Peter Jean and Christopher Knaus A Canberra Catholic priest has been charged over historical acts of indecency on a child in the 1990s.

Proposal would have prisoners stub out their cigarettes

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Larissa Nicholson and Christopher Knaus The ACT government will consider banning cigarettes at Canberra's only prison, in a move the opposition says is "entirely hypocritical".

Emergency services on savings drive

ACT emergency services attend a fire.

Christopher Knaus Excessive salaries, free parking, tea and coffee, and company cars will all be under the microscope as savings are gleaned from the territory's emergency services.

Yuen jailed for 28 years for murder, bashing

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Michael Inman and Christopher Knaus A Canberra man who shot dead his former friend after a bitter falling out has been jailed for 28 years.

Firefighters talk tough over pay

ACT Fire and Rescue work to bring a house fire under-control at Somerville St in Spence.

Christopher Knaus ACT firefighters have lashed out at an ''offensive'' 11th hour pay deal, and have warned that the rank-and-file is considering industrial action.

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Assaulted cadet found it hard to report 'another ADFA incident'

Christopher Knaus A female cadet felt “violated” and “powerless” after a fellow military student forced himself on her in her campus dormitory, and said the decision to report...