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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

King O'Malley's, ACT police sued by patron after being manhandled and arrested

Christopher Knaus A reveller who was manhandled as he was thrown out of a Civic venue is suing a pub and ACT police over his alleged mistreatment.

Businesses sue for negligence over 2011 New Acton fire

The aftermath of the fire at the New Acton precinct in June, 2011

Christopher Knaus Three companies linked to the devastating fire that tore through the heritage-listed buildings of the New Acton Pavilion in 2011 are being sued for negligence in the Federal Court.

Gungahlin mosque opponents lose court battle

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Megan Gorrey and Christopher Knaus Opponents to Gungahlin mosque have controversially linked the development with the kidnapping of Nigerian schoolgirls and the Boston bombings.

Firefighter placed camera in female toilets

Sunday/Gallery. The Canberra Fire Museum at Forrest opened its doors today with a static display of vehicles and fire fighting memorabilia. A helmet on display inside. June15th 2013 Photograph by Graham Tidy, The Canberra Times.

Christopher Knaus A male firefighter who placed a camera in the women’s toilets of a southside station was allowed to remain at work with his victim for months as authorities struggled to deal with the incident.

Cameron Tully found guilty of molesting girls at Hillview family farm

Cameron Tully leaving the Supreme Court.

Christopher Knaus Cameron Flynn Tully has been found guilty of molesting young girls while their parents gathered on his family’s religious “Hillview” farm.

Young man had 2500 child porn images, court told

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Christopher Knaus A young public servant allegedly found with “disturbingly explicit” child pornography has been denied bail.

NSW authorities failed 'bushfire 101' with fatal Canberra fires

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Christopher Knaus NSW authorities failed "bushfire 101" their approach to containing the fires that would eventually go on to burn Canberra in 2003, a court has heard.

Man jailed for eight years for molesting step-granddaughter

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Christopher Knaus A 63-year-old man who sexually assaulted his step-granddaughter has been sentenced to eight years jail.

Eastman inquiry estimated to have cost more than $10 million

The arrest of the Colin Winchester murder suspect, David Harold Eastman, at his Reid flat in 1992.

Christopher Knaus The total cost of the inquiry that could see David Eastman released was upwards of $10 million, new figures show.

NSW says 'box-ticking' approach to 2003 fires could have cost more lives

Christopher Knaus Lawyers for NSW say taking a "box-ticking" approach to managing the fires that would eventually devastate Canberra could have cost more lives and destroyed more houses.

Chainsaw attack in Canberra public service department compared to horror movie


Christopher Knaus The use of a chainsaw to terrorise a public service department last year has been likened to a horror movie, evoking "fear and terror" in the minds of fleeing bureaucrats, a court has heard.

Roo cull tribunal challenge begins

Christopher Knaus A legal challenge to the ACT government's cull of more than 1600 eastern grey kangaroos has begun in the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Three judges to decide on Eastman guilt named

Christopher Knaus The three judges who could make the momentous decision to release David Eastman have been named.

Pushbike robber loses appeal against conviction for planned Woolworths hold-up

Christopher Knaus A man who rode a pushbike to a planned armed hold-up of the Kambah Woolworths has lost a bid to overturn his conviction.

Jury begins deliberating on fate of Cameron Tully for alleged child molestation

Cameron Tully.

Christopher Knaus A jury has begun deliberating on the fate of a man accused of molesting young girls at his family's religious Hillview farm in West Belconnen.

David Eastman case shows danger of police 'tunnel vision', barrister Greg Stretton says

ACT Bar Association president Barrister Greg Stretton, SC.

Christopher Knaus The David Eastman saga shows the dangers of "tunnel vision" constraining a police investigation, a leading barrister says.

Baby snatcher back in court for kicking disabled, elderly woman in face

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Christopher Knaus A Canberra man who stole a car carrying a baby has been found guilty of kicking a disabled and frail elderly woman in the face after she accidentally tripped on his pram.

David Eastman may consider defamation action, lawyer says

The arrest of the Colin Winchester murder suspect, David Harold Eastman, at his Reid flat in 1992.

Christopher Knaus David Eastman may consider defamation action over public attacks following the extraordinary recommendation to quash his conviction, his lawyer says.

David Eastman will struggle outside after 6913 days in jail

David Harold Eastman shortly after his arrest in 1992.

Christopher Knaus David Eastman will struggle to cope out of jail, says expert.

Forensic errors in David Eastman's conviction could not go unnoticed, expert says

Robert Collins Barnes, the expert witness whose reliability was

Christopher Knaus Former AFP forensics chief mistakes in gunshot residue analysis would not be allowed to happen today.