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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Father jailed for drink-drive death of son

Christopher Knaus An alcoholic father who killed his son in a drunken car crash has been sentenced to five years jail.

Canberra teacher sentenced for child porn

Court

Christopher Knaus A former Canberra teacher has avoided jail time for child pornography offences, after acknowledging his offences will live with victims "for the rest of their lives".

Special series - Punch Drunk, part one: Civic remains a hotbed of alcohol-fuelled violence

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Christopher Knaus Despite the efforts of police and politicians, Civic remains a hotbed of alcohol-fuelled violence. Today, in the first part of a special series, Christopher Knaus reports on how supposedly tough...

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ACT Rural Fire Service chief warns Canberrans to prepare for bushfire

The ACT Rural Fire Service conduct a hazard reduction burn at Farrer.

Christopher Knaus Canberrans have been urged to prepare for the threat of bushfires, as firefighters warn conditions could deteriorate.

How a senseless king-hit changed a life forever

Matt Pridham with his father David.

Christopher Knaus One punch delivered police to the Pridhams' doorstep in the dead of the night.

Marist College students accused of throwing rocks at police

Marist College students in 2011

Christopher Knaus Police say Marist College students threw rocks at them and forced road closures early on Sunday morning.

Man accused of nightclub assault to fight charge

Christopher Knaus A Canberra man will fight allegations that he assaulted a patron of a Civic nightclub this year, leaving him unconscious.

Industrial magistrate announced for ACT

ACT Chief Magistrate Lorraine Walker.

Christopher Knaus Chief Magistrate Lorraine Walker has been named as the ACT's first industrial magistrate.

Canberra man pleads not guilty to Meche nightclub assault

Court

Christopher Knaus A Canberra man will fight allegations that he assaulted a patron of a Civic nightclub earlier this year, leaving him unconscious.

Act closes loophole in child-sex crimes

Christopher Knaus The government has closed a legal loophole that had prevented the prosecution of some child-sex offenders in the ACT.

Former policeman denies harassing surveillance on David Eastman

David Eastman

Christopher Knaus A former police officer has denied knowledge of surveillance teams harassing David Eastman to exacerbate his paranoia and induce a confession as they investigated the killing of the ACT's police...

Man guilty of king hit that left Irish tourist with brain damage

Daniel Byrne,

Christopher Knaus A man has been found guilty of king hitting a middle-aged drunk Irish tourist in Civic, leaving him with brain damage.

AFP member held 'highly unusual' meeting with judge during Eastman trial

David Harold Eastman being arrested at his home.

Christopher Knaus An Australian Federal Police member was ordered to hold a "highly unusual" meeting with the judge during David Eastman's murder trial to discuss the threats posed by the accused police chief killer.

ACT Govt breached workplace laws in overpaying ambulance workers

New ACT Ambulance equipment has encountered serious

Christopher Knaus and Lisa Cox Government breached workplace laws when it mistakenly overpaid ambulance workers up to $56,000 in leave entitlements.

Reforms aim to prevent unnecessary inquests

Christopher Knaus The coroner will investigate fewer deaths linked with medical procedures in Canberra, under proposed changes.

King hit accused denies Irishman was a 'soft target'

Daniel Byrne,

Christopher Knaus The man accused of king hitting a tourist in Civic has denied seeing the drunk Irishman as a "soft target" who he wanted to knock out to impress his friends.

Firefighter union slams ESA response to triple-0 trauma

Call centre.

Christopher Knaus Suggestions that trained firefighters could be pulled from the ACT's triple-0 call centre have infuriated the union, who have warned it does not take threats to its jobs lightly.

Firefighters demand move over 'trauma' of ACT triple-0 calls

ACT firefighters use some of the new training facilities.

Christopher Knaus Firefighters in the ACT's triple-0 call centre demanded to be moved because they fear overhearing traumatic conversations involving their ambulance counterparts is damaging their mental health.

Irish tourist left with severe brain damage after 'king hit'

Daniel Byrne,

Christopher Knaus A man who allegedly king hit an Irish tourist in a drunken assault in Civic, leaving him with severe brain damage, has gone on trial.

Cop investigating Eastman invited for drink with judge

David Eastman

Christopher Knaus An officer intimately involved with the investigation into the 1989 murder of the ACT's police chief has denied he felt compromised after David Eastman's trial judge invited him into his apartment...