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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

DIY fraudster Nicholas Oettinger avoids conviction

Michael Inman and Christopher Knaus A former Canberra man who attempted to defraud an insurance company over a do-it-yourself kitchen repair has avoided conviction.

Men sentenced over sophisticated cannabis grow house

Christopher Knaus Group tried to hide grow house using false walls and an untraceable power supply.

Hume residents claim Koppers site discharged contaminants for years

Local families who lived next to the former Koppers timber treatment plant in Hume claim they witnessed a murky, foam capped liquid discharged from the site for more than a decade.

Christopher Knaus Families who lived next to the Koppers timber treatment plant say they witnessed a murky, foam-capped liquid discharge from the site regularly for more than a decade.

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Forensic expert Robert Barnes questioned at David Eastman inquiry

Christopher Knaus A forensic expert has been forced to respond to allegations he misled an inquest and deliberately selected gunshot residue evidence to support an argument that later would implicate David Eastman at...

David Eastman inquiry continues to pick over Robert Barnes' work

Christopher Knaus A forensic expert has denied deliberately selecting gunshot residue to support the argument he presented at David Eastman's trial.

Eastman expert witness gets grilling over inquest evidence

Robert Barnes leaves the ACT Supreme Courts

Christopher Knaus The forensic expert whose evidence proved critical in convicting David Eastman has been warned he will be questioned over whether he misled the inquest into the ACT police chief's death.

Koppers' toxic legacy may be scrutinised by Auditor-General

A ground water bore at the former Koppers timber treatment plant in Hume.

Christopher Knaus The public watchdog will consider scrutinising ACT authorities over failures surrounding the pollution of groundwater in Hume, as pressure mounts on the government for answers and legislative change.

Husband cleared of rape allegations

Christopher Knaus A man has been cleared of allegations that he raped his wife in their Canberra home in 2012.

Greens to push for law reform to ensure Koppers pollution not repeated

Christopher Knaus The Greens will push for stronger laws to prevent groundwater pollution and seek assurances that failures highlighted by the Koppers case are not being repeated elsewhere in the territory.

Revealed: Timber treatment plant's toxic legacy

Christopher Knaus A multinational corporation was allowed to pollute Canberra water with toxic chemicals in a case exposing more than a decade of failings.

David Eastman inquiry: forensics expert Robert Barnes defends his work

Robert Barnes leaves the ACT Supreme Courts

Christopher Knaus A forensic scientist has defended his damning evidence against David Eastman.

Canberra surgeon loses Supreme Court action over suspension

Christopher Knaus A Canberra Hospital orthopaedic surgeon has lost a court fight arising from his suspension.

Taxi driver ran down man, dragged him 50m under car

Christopher Knaus A man who suffered horrific injuries after he was run down by an angry taxi driver thought ‘‘this is it’’ as his trapped body was dragged 50 metres along the road.

Doctor loses fight arising from suspension after experimental treatment on boy

Canberra orthopaedic surgeon Dr Richard Hocking.

Christopher Knaus A Canberra Hospital orthopaedic surgeon who used an experimental treatment on a nine-year-old patient has lost a court fight against his suspension.

Pair charged with drug trafficking after police phone tap

Christopher Knaus Two suspected drug traffickers arrested after a covert phone tap operation have been denied bail.

Woman denies making up allegations husband raped her

Supreme Court in Canberra

Christopher Knaus A woman has denied making up rape allegations against her husband because he threatened to take her to court to get access to his son.

David Eastman inquiry is told of abusive phone call

David Harold Eastman.

Christopher Knaus A former lawyer for David Eastman says he received an expletive-laden phone call from the head of the police team investigating the murder of the ACT's police chief.

Man accused of raping wife, court told

Christopher Knaus A woman who says she was raped by her husband said he later told her: ''It's not rape, we're married.''

Push on light rail, mental health

Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has defended the delay in the government's response.

Christopher Knaus and Tom McIlroy High-priority construction projects such as a secure mental health unit and Canberra's light rail network will be fast tracked as the ACT government continues efforts to kick-start the building...

ACT to spend $2.77m on prison expansion

Women's section of the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC).

Christopher Knaus The government has announced almost $3 million for detailed design work to permanently expand the ACT's crowded prison.

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