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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Zero tolerance drug drive laws leads to conviction of unimpaired motorcyclist

Michael Inman An unimpaired motorcyclist has been suspended and fined for drug-driving after tests found traces of cannabis in his system from four days earlier.

Prolific Canberra armed robber sentenced to 16 years jail

The prolific armed robber has been sentenced to a further 16 years jail.

Michael Inman Armed robber already serving an 11 year sentence, gets another 16 years and ordered to pay back $30,000.

CFMEU faces $1.1 million lawsuit for alleged breaches

Michael Inman Eight Canberra union officials allegedly blockaded a northside worksite and demanded the builder sign a CFMEU approved enterprise agreement.

Canberra upskirting images edited into compilation set to music

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Michael Inman A Canberra man edited upskirt images he had taken into a greatest hits video package, set to a backdrop of music.

ACT CFMEU official Anthony Vitler banned from building sites for three months

Michael Inman Vitler one of seven Construction, Forestry, Mining and Electrical Union officials from across Australia whose permit rights have been revoked.

Bikies meeting a fundraiser, not an interstate summit: Rebels

Luke Jardine, 23, with his father, Tony Jardine, who is a member of the Rebels Motorcycle Club.

Michael Inman Rebels bikies have spoken out about a fundraiser they will hold this weekend, after police branded the gathering as an interstate summit enabled by the ACT's lack of anti-consorting laws.

Upskirter filmed himself as he captured perverted footage

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Michael Inman Offender had thousands of images and videos of upskirting in his possession.

'This is what you get for lying to me': offender

Michael Inman A Macquarie man viciously bashed and raped his partner because he thought she had cheated on him.

Canberra academy submits $111 million education precinct plan to ACT Government

Artist impressions of a student accommodation block at a proposed multi-million dollar plan by The Academy of Interactive Entertainment to transform the old Watson high school site into a education precinct.

Michael Inman A private Canberra academy has submitted a business case and master plan to transform the old Watson high school site into a multi-million dollar education precinct.

'There is 1 bullet 4 u and there is 1 bullet 4 me': offender

James Loulanting will not be eligible for parole until mid 2017.

Michael Inman A Canberra man threatened to kill his former partner after she refused him access to his son when he admitted he had used ice.

Canberra Comanchero boss pleads guilty to possessing ice and cocaine

Michael Inman A Canberra bikie boss has pleaded guilty to possessing ice and cocaine with a street value of up to $196,000.

Accused Vikings burglar who allegedly caused $240,000 of damage refused bail

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Michael Inman Braddon man on burglary, theft and property damage charges refused bail.

Man pleads guilty to Watson machete attack

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Michael Inman Attack left victim with a severed Achilles tendon, ligament damage to his fingers, and bone damage to his leg.

Teen who bribed step-sister before he molested her to be resentenced on appeal

Michael Inman A Canberra teenager who bribed his young step-sister with Pokemon cards before he molested her will be resentenced on appeal.

Canberra accountant ordered to pay back money he stole from his employer

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Michael Inman A Canberra accountant has been ordered to pay back the $880,936 he stole from his employer.

Alleged drug ring leader bailed to attend drug rehabilitation

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Michael Inman The alleged boss of a jailhouse drug syndicate has been bailed so he take part in a residential rehabilitation program.

Former child in immigration detention Mohammad Ali Baqiri determined to prevent other children suffering same horrors

Locked up: Mohammad Ali Baqiri spent three years on Christmas Island and Nauru after he arrived by boat as a 10-year-old in 2001.

Michael Inman National day of action to call for all children remaining in immigration detention to be released.

Canberra prisoner Thor Kristiansen seeks bail for rehabilitation

Alleged prison drug ring: Thor Kristiansen is accused of bringing drugs and phones into the Alexander Maconochie Centre.

Michael Inman Canberra inmate Thor Kristiansen has pleaded not guilty to charges of drug trafficking and money laundering in prison.

Canberra's town centres prevent economy from diversifying: report

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Michael Inman Canberra's town centres – once heralded as a triumph of town planning – are actually inhibiting the city’s government reliant economy from diversifying, a report says.

Man high on ice when he joyrode through Canberra on a 30-tonne road scraper

The road scraper used in the joyride.

Michael Inman The Higgins man had recently turned his life around, the court heard. He was was given a suspended 15-month jail sentence, and banned from driving for six months.