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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

'You never disobeyed a Tully', Supreme Court molestation trial hears

Accused Cameron Tully.

Christopher Knaus An alleged victim of Cameron Flynn Tully followed him into a dark room because "you never disobeyed a Tully", trial hears.

Academy nightclub owner questions police tactics in hunt for king-hit attacker

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Megan Gorrey, Christopher Knaus, Tom McIlroy A Civic nightclub owner has described a single punch assault outside his venue as "sickening" and "brutal".

Trial continues for Cameron Tully, accused of molesting young girls

Cameron Tully leaving the Supreme Court on Monday.

Christopher Knaus A woman who alleges she was sexually abused on Canberra’s ''Hillview'' family farm says she didn’t tell anyone because ''you just did what you were told in that house''.

Man sentenced to prison for raping sleeping woman

A man who raped a sleeping woman has been sentenced to two years' imprisonment.

Christopher Knaus A man who raped a sleeping woman, telling her “don’t worry babe” when she woke, has been sentenced to two years' imprisonment.

Cameron Tully on trial over allegations of molesting girls at Canberra farm

Cameron Tully.

Christopher Knaus Cameron Flynn Tully, 41, on trial for molesting girls at his Hillview family farm, where their parents gathered for religious and home birthing sessions.

Alleged teen flasher back in court facing new charges


Christopher Knaus A teenage boy who allegedly exposed himself to a young girl last month is facing fresh charges.

The David Eastman inquiry explained

Legal challenge: David Eastman was convicted of killing Assistant Commissioner Colin Winchester.

Christopher Knaus 25 years ago two bullets, fired on a sleepy Deakin night, ended the age of innocence in Australia. Now an inquiry has recommended the man convicted of murdering the ACT's police chief walk free,...

Canberra rape victim tells of constant pain, fear

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Christopher Knaus A woman raped as she slept after a night out clubbing in Civic has told a court “I’m still his victim”.

Man who smoked joint after car crash to face court for drug-driving

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Christopher Knaus Nigel Hill took himself to hospital after a joint failed to relieve the pain he was suffering from a car crash. Now he's been ordered to face court.

Broad reductions in crime, despite increase in drug offences


Christopher Knaus A rise in drug offences has marred an otherwise marked reduction in reported crime across the board in the ACT, a new report shows.

Eastman inquiry ends amid calls to remedy "gross miscarriage of justice"

David Eastman.

Christopher Knaus The Eastman inquiry has ended amid calls by the prisoner’s lawyers to finally remedy what they say has been a “gross miscarriage of justice”.

Audit on women in prison makes 61 recommendations

The Human Rights Commissioner has found the treatment of women at the Alexander Maconochie Centre has improved vastly.

Christopher Knaus An investigation into the humane treatment of women in Canberra's prison has raised concerns about the mental healthcare afforded to two detainees and the lack of employment opportunities, but cites...

Crucial forensics against Eastman "completely destroyed", inquiry hears

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Christopher Knaus Lawyers for David Eastman say the forensic evidence upon which the case against their client was “so critically dependant” has been completely destroyed.

Director of Public Prosecutions argues Eastman evidence was 'overwhelming'

Christopher Knaus DPP argues evidence against David Eastman was ‘‘overwhelming’’, even without the now shaky forensic work.

Forensic expert in David Eastman case 'fundamentally flawed', inquiry hears

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Christopher Knaus Reliability of forensic evidence central to the conviction of David Harold Eastman subjected to sweeping and scathing attack.

Man jailed over Belconnen bus stop stabbing

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Megan Gorrey and Christopher Knaus A man who stabbed a victim six times in the back at a busy Belconnen bus stop has been sentenced to at least five-and-a-half years in jail.

Woman cried blood after savage beating by drug trafficker, court told


Christopher Knaus A drug trafficker caught in the ACT's biggest seizure of cocaine beat his partner so savagely that she cried blood, a court has heard.

Peter Slipper loses another bid to have fraud charges dismissed

Peter Slipper outside court (file photo).

Christopher Knaus Former federal politician Peter Slipper has failed to stave off his day in court for alleged fraudulent use of cab vouchers.

Judgment expected in Peter Slipper's bid to end fraud case

Peter Slipper departs the ACT Magistrates Court in Canberra on Wednesday 4 December 2013. Photo: Andrew Meares

Christopher Knaus Former federal speaker Peter Slipper will learn on Friday whether he has permanently halted the fraud case against him.

Law would have restricted discipline of Koppers

The multinational company operated from the early 1980s to 2005, treating timber using copper, chrome and arsenic.

Christopher Knaus Problems with ACT law would have restricted the government from disciplining Koppers over missing groundwater test results because it needed to prove the corporation's reporting failures were causing...