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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Two found not guilty of rape but face more charges

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Michael Inman Two Canberra men have been acquitted of raping a woman at a Red Hill home.

Defence urges jury to scrutinise "inconsistent" evidence in rape trial


Michael Inman A defence barrister has likened a woman's claims she was raped by two men to a rotten fish, saying it looked OK, but smelt wrong.

Rape denied, man admits filming sex


Michael Inman An accused rapist's secret filming of sex suggested he planned the encounter before the woman had consented, a prosecutor says.

Alleged victim initiated threesome, says rape accused

Michael Inman One of two men accused of raping a drunk woman at his Red Hill home told a friend the alleged victim initiated a threesome.

Warrants were out for motorcyclist who died in crash

Michael Inman and John-Paul Moloney A man killed after crashing a stolen motorcycle on Canberra Avenue on Monday morning was wanted by police for motor vehicle theft.

Woman sent text after alleged rape

Michael Inman A woman allegedly raped by two men texted one of the pair only hours later to ask about his plans, a court has heard.

Disqualified driver's bid to regain licence after 24 years blocked

John Hinton of Evatt.

Michael Inman John Hinton had not thought about getting a driver's licence again until the letter arrived.

Man wins $700,000 for crushed foot

Michael Inman A former Canberra man said his foot looked like a "burst sausage" after it was crushed by an eight-tonne telehandler.

Peter Slipper, suffering mental illness, seeks dropping of charges in ACT Magistrates Court

Michael Inman Peter Slipper's legal team has foreshadowed an application to have the charges against the former parliamentary speaker dropped on grounds of mental illness.

Rape trial: Alleged victim denies plan to win over defendant

Michael Inman A woman allegedly raped by two men has rejected a barrister's suggestion she had a ''plan'' to ingratiate herself with one of the defendants.

Used car dealer ordered to pay $4600 for repairs to lemon

A 2001 Volvo.

Michael Inman A southside used-car business has been ordered to pay a customer $4630 after it sold her a lemon.

Woman tells Canberra court of alleged rape ordeal

Michael Inman Two Canberra men rigged a drinking game before allegedly raping a heavily intoxicated woman at a Red Hill home, a court has heard.

Belconnen doctor avoids jail time for groping, kissing

Dr Ammar Dhaimat.

Michael Inman A Canberra doctor who groped and kissed a patient during a consultation has avoided time behind bars.

Woman's damages cut by $24,000 on appeal

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Michael Inman A woman who cannot work after a car crash has had $24,000 stripped from her payout on appeal.

Online pay parking for Parliamentary Triangle

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Michael Inman Public servants based in Canberra's Parliamentary Triangle will be able to pre-purchase medium- to long- term parking tickets online from June.

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Canberra Day: Get out and party on, Katy Gallagher says

Vanessa Febo and John Leahy.

Michael Inman Canberrans have been urged to get outdoors and enjoy the national capital to celebrate its 101st birthday.

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Man who fixed own kitchen defrauded insurance company


Michael Inman A former Canberra man has been found guilty of fraud after he fixed his own kitchen and billed an insurance company for the cost.

Woman left brain damaged after crash wins $4.2 million payout


Michael Inman AA Canberra woman has won more than $4.22 million in damages after she suffered a severe brain injury in a car accident.

Former public servant pleads guilty to storming office with chainsaw

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Michael Inman A former public servant has pleaded guilty to storming a southside government office with a chainsaw as payback for perceived ill treatment by management.

Matthew Massey arrested on drug charges

Michael Inman The Ngunnawal man has been charged with three counts of supplying methylamphetamine in December 2012.