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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

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

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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...

International driver has drink driving case thrown out

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Christopher Knaus Papuan man has drink driving charge thrown out of court after authorities fail to prove his overseas licence was not recognised in Australia.

Paramedics again encounter problems with cardiac equipment

Concerns: paramedics have again experienced problems using the new Philips equipment used in ACT ambulances.

Christopher Knaus Paramedics have again experienced problems using vital cardiac equipment recently installed in the ACT's ambulance fleet.

Belconnen bus interchange stabber trying to save victim from prison bashing

Christopher Knaus Miroslav Jovanovic stabbed his victim repeatedly in the back. Now he's trying to save the man from being bashed in prison.

Inmate sentenced for starting fire in prison cell

Court hears parents denied their daughter conventional cancer treatment.

Christopher Knaus An inmate who started a fire in his cell has been warned to stay away from those who "want you to stick something in your arm".

Prison guard allegedly bashed, threatened to kill ex-girlfriend

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Christopher Knaus A prison guard accused of bashing and threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend has been committed to stand trial in the ACT Supreme Court.

Man who murdered public servant in drug robbery appeals sentence

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Christopher Knaus Corey James Martin was sentenced to 22 years for the brutal murder of a "jockey-sized" public servant. Now he's trying to have his punishment cut.

Child molester appeals sentence

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Christopher Knaus A child molester who abused his stepdaughter has said his sentence was not properly discounted for a 20-year delay in bringing him to court.

Here we snow again: first falls of season bring early cheer to ski resorts

Christopher Knaus A LIGHT dusting of snow fell on the ski slopes on Saturday, days before possible frost and subzero temperatures are forecast to grip the territory.

Government delays announcement on sentencing reform

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Christopher Knaus The ACT Government has delayed releasing details on a major sentencing review and reform program.

Intensive correction orders better than periodic detention, says report

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Christopher Knaus Intense community supervision is more effective than weekend prison, a NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research report finds.

Angry mother gets weekend detention for running down two men in her car

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Christopher Knaus A Canberra woman who hit two men with her car after one made "insensitive" remarks about the loss of her son has been sentenced to 10 months weekend detention.

Plans for major sentencing review and reform program

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Christopher Knaus The government is preparing to announce a major review and reform program to change the way criminals are sentenced in the ACT.

Dying wish of a convicted murderer

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Christopher Knaus Anthony John Hagen has spent all but four years of his adult life in a cell.

Expansion of Alexander Maconochie Centre criticised by Andrew Wall

Christopher Knaus The ACT opposition has claimed the planned $54 million expansion of the Alexander Maconochie Centre is simply ''fixing the mistakes of the past''.