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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Pair accused of running cannabis grow house released on bail

Christopher Knaus Canberra grow house found with more than 30 kilograms of dried cannabis, as part of a sophisticated system.

ZGeek case reminder defamation law applies to all forms of communication: expert

Christopher Knaus Successful defamation action against online forum serves as reminder to new media, communications law expert says.

Appeal judges still hamstrung on non-parole periods, despite reform calls

Christopher Knaus ACT laws are preventing appeal courts from reducing non-parole periods in some cases, even when they find a sentence is excessive.

Police should use social media when young witnesses go missing: judge

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Christopher Knaus Judge says Facebook could have been used to track down witnesses to an alleged serious drunken assault in Civic. 

'Kick the teeth through the back of your head': Rebel sentenced for bike debt assault

A high-ranking Rebels member has been told to think about his association with the club while behind bars.

Christopher Knaus Rebels bikie assaulted nominee after threatening to "kick the teeth through the back of your head".

Lawyer wins defamation lawsuit against online ZGeek forum

Gang rapist Bilal Skaf, left, in Goulburn jail.

Christopher Knaus Lawyer who was attacked in online forum for coming forward about jury misconduct in gang rape trial wins defamation.

Punch accused cannot remember drunken brawl, court hears

Christopher Knaus Drunken punch accused had no memory of fight 14 hours later, court hears.

Injured passenger sues driver over Kings Highway crash

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Christopher Knaus Passenger left with traumatic brain injury in Kings Highway crash settles with negligent driver.

Fish hooks found in stomach of dog seized by RSPCA

An x-ray showing metallic substances and fish hooks ingested by a dog.

Christopher Knaus Dog owner whose underweight pet ingested six fish hooks banned from owning animals.

Man faces trial over alleged drunken punch that caused brain damage

Levi Freeman-Quay leaves the ACT Magistrates Court after an earlier appearance.

Christopher Knaus A man accused of delivering a drunken punch that left a victim with brain damage has gone on trial.

Rebels were 'planning revenge' for drive-by shooting, police say

Two Rebels members were allegedly found with two sawn-off shotguns on Saturday.

Christopher Knaus Police say Rebels bikies found with sawn-off shotguns were planning revenge for drive-by shooting in March.

'Torture' fears fail to prevent Polish sex offender's extradition

Convicted Polish sex offender Pawel Francuziak has argued he should not be surrendered to the Polish prison system as he fears violent and inhumane treatment.

Christopher Knaus Fears of inhumane and degrading treatment in Polish prisons were not enough to prevent Pawel Francuziak's extradition.

Magistrate criticised for 'grossly improper' investigation

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Christopher Knaus Magistrate slammed for private investigation that forced man to defend assault charge without lawyer.

Rebel bikie loses bid to avoid trial for bashing, robbery of rival gang members

Lupe Ngata, 35, was committed to stand trial for allegedly bashing and robbing two rival gang members.

Christopher Knaus Rebels bikie fails to convince court that evidence in Finks bashing, robbery case is sorely lacking.

Hoddle Street killer Julian Knight appeals in fight for victim compensation from ACT government

Julian Knight is escorted by police at the Coroners Court over the Hoddle Street shootings.

Christopher Knaus Hoddle Street killer remains in a Victorian jail, but seeks another day in court to continue his fight for victim compensation for Duntroon assault.

ACT opposition wants guarantee that tax fraud stamped out at Alexander Maconochie Centre

The opposition has called for guarantees that tax fraud by prisoners of the Alexander Maconochie Centre has been stamped out

Christopher Knaus Opposition calls on government to guarantee jailhouse tax fraud racket has been stamped out.

Axe murder case delayed for two months

Christopher Knaus The case against accused axe murderer Marcus Rappel has been delayed by two months.

Feds accused of shortchanging legal services for vulnerable in budget

ACT Attorney-General Simon Corbell called  on the federal government to commit to better funding for legal aid  centres.

Christopher Knaus ACT joins chorus of protest over community legal centre cuts, saying they are at odds with family violence commitment.

Prisoners were running tax racket at Alexander Maconochie Centre, court hears

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Christopher Knaus The inmates at the Alexander Maconochie Centre were using false names to file tax fraudulent returns with the Australian Taxation Office in 2011.

Gambling addict breaks down speaking of Medicare fraud

Vanessa West, 32, is to be sentenced for a prolonged Medicare fraud she used to feed her gambling addiction.

Christopher Knaus Vanessa West's life was gripped by the addicting lure of poker machines when she turned to fraud.