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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Monash fire accused loses latest bid for bail

Scales of Justice outside the District Court in Brisbane.

Christopher Knaus A man accused of setting fire to his ex-partner’s Monash home while on bail for serious offences linked to a 2010 shooting at the Hughes shops has lost his latest bid for release.

Injured worker's claim reinstated

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Christopher Knaus A Canberra postal worker who was injured after being thrown from a malfunctioning pallet truck in the 1990s has won a court battle that allows his compensation claim to continue 16 years later.

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Push on for more detail from court for victims

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Christopher Knaus Victim support workers are pushing for greater access to court information, as they attempt to prevent those most affected by crime from being forgotten by the justice system.

Accessory to shooting escapes further jail time

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Christopher Knaus A man will not serve further jail time over his role in helping a gunman escape the scene of a fatal shooting at Hughes Shops.

'Remarkable' rehab could save addict from jail

Scales of Justice outside the District Court in Brisbane.

Christopher Knaus An addict who tied up a dealer with telephone cable and subjected him to a prolonged assault over a drug debt has made a ‘‘quite remarkable’’ rehabilitation, a court has heard.

Call for action on legal case backlog

Richard Refshauge.

Christopher Knaus New documents have exposed continuing delays in the ACT Supreme Court.

Woman critical after Barton taxi crash

The scene of a crash which left a 24-year-old taxi passenger in a critical condition on Sunday night.

Christopher Knaus A young female passenger has suffered critical injuries after a maxi taxi crashed into a car, veered off the road, and smashed into a light pole late Saturday night.

ACT not ready for bushfires

PIC SHOWS AN ERICKKSON AIRCRANE BOMBS A BUSHFIRE TRYING TO PREVENT IT FROM ENTERING BA PINE PLANTATION NEAR THE EASTERN EDGE OF THE BRINDABELLAS , ABOUT 16 KM FRROM THE NORTHERN SUBURBS OF CANBERRA

Christopher Knaus Public watchdog identifies numerous "shortcomings" in the territory's preparedness for bushfires.

Man found guilty of helping mentally ill girlfriend kill herself

Scales of Justice outside the District Court in Brisbane.

Christopher Knaus A Canberra man has been found guilty of helping his girlfriend overdose as part of a New Year’s Day suicide pact.

Jail for men who raped drunk 16yo girl

Christopher Knaus Two men have been jailed over the rape and sexual assault of a teenage girl while she was sleeping drunk on the couch of a Griffith unit last year.

System 'failed US embassy crasher'

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Christopher Knaus The case of a man who rammed the gates of the US Embassy has again highlighted systemic failings.

Judge gives heroin-addict robber chance to straighten out

Christopher Knaus A drug user who hit ''rock bottom'' and robbed two supermarkets last year has been warned he is ''getting too old'' to change his ways.

Heroin user on trial for assisted suicide

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Christopher Knaus A long-term heroin user accused of helping a young mother overdose as part of a New Year's Day suicide pact has gone on trial in the ACT Supreme Court.

Radical plan to hasten mental health centre

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher

Lisa Cox and Christopher Knaus ACT government could bypass planning laws to build territory's desperately needed secure mental health centre.

Slap accused denied bail

Christopher Knaus Man allegedly assaulted his pregnant partner just weeks after being released from jail for attacking a woman holding a baby.

Nothing to hide over jail death: Katy Gallagher

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher.

Lisa Cox and Christopher Knaus Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has described a death in Canberra's jail as ''terribly tragic'' but says ''there is nothing to hide'' about the incident.

Masseuse cleared over assault claims

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Christopher Knaus A jury has cleared a Canberra masseur of raping a young woman as she lay on his massage table, more than a year after he was acquitted of offences against six other women.

Jail near full night inmate took life

The Alexander Maconochie Centre.

Christopher Knaus and Lisa Cox The ACT's jail was close to capacity on the night of its first prisoner suicide, government figures show.

Crown, defence sum up in masseur's trial on rape charge

Christopher Knaus The trial of a Canberra masseur accused of raping a client on his massage table is drawing to a close.

Man who helped Hughes shooter pleads guilty

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Christopher Knaus A man who drove his shotgun-wielding friend away from a crime scene at the Hughes shops and helped him dispose of the weapon has pleaded guilty in the ACT Supreme Court.