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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Police investigate illegal use of computer at Lanyon Homestead

Michael Inman An ACT Government employee is under police investigation after allegedly using Lanyon Homestead computers to access illegal material.

Sex worker loses bid for a slice of her ex-boyfriend's $2.15 million


Michael Inman Sex workers' happily ever after with client-turned-lover descends into legal squabble over assets.

Ambassador's husband bewildered by child sex allegations, lawyer says

Vytas Bronius Kapociunas with his wife and former ambassador to Spain Jane Hardy.

Michael Inman An alleged child molestation scandal at Australia's Spanish embassy has been a "terrible burden" for the former ambassador and her accused husband, his lawyers say.

Producer who claimed ABC 'toxic' has her compensation frozen by court on appeal


Michael Inman A former ABC producer who claimed she was bullied by a breakfast radio presenter has had a compensation payout frozen on appeal.

Canberra business HW Carpentry Solutions faces legal action from Fair Work Commission


Michael Inman A Canberra carpentry business allegedly ignored an order to pay $7650 compensation to an unfairly sacked employee.

Union to launch counteraction against two Canberra developers

Michael Inman A union has hit back at two Canberra developers whose complaints embroiled its officials in a work safety prosecution, launching its own counteraction against the businesses.

Man arrested at parliament with knife sent for mental health checks

Australian Federal Police officers detain the man outside Parliament House in Canberra.

Michael Inman A Turner man who allegedly brandished a knife outside Parliament House later told police he had been sent by God to give a message to Australia’s leaders.

Alleged drug importer charged with fresh offence


Michael Inman A Phillip man accused of having drugs posted to his home has been charged with a fresh count of possession.

Revamp will see dedicated bail court ease courtroom congestion

Michael Inman A dedicated bail court is to begin in Canberra aiming to relieve congestion in the ACT Magistrates Court.

Two men accused of robbing taxi driver refused bail

Michael Inman Two men accused of robbing a taxi driver at knifepoint are suspected of two other similar heists, a court has heard.

Sixteen year, $4.3 billion legal battle to be revived

Michael Inman A $4.3 billion dollar claim against the Commonwealth is set to be revived in the Canberra courts.

ACT roads fatality free during Christmas shutdown

Michael Inman Canberra stayed fatality free during the Christmas break, but the region’s roads did not fare as well.

Sacked ANU staff member seeks compensation and job back

Michael Inman A staff member at the Australian National University says she was humiliated when she was sacked after seeking a pay upgrade.

Police to target entertainment hotspots during Summernats car festival

Summernats 2015 burnout world record attempt.

Michael Inman Police will target popular entertainment strips to minimise anti-social behaviour during Summernats.

Probe launched after ACT police retweet porn

Michael Inman ACT Policing has launched an internal probe to discover how its official twitter account retweeted pornographic selfies.

Infamous cases, murder, and drugs mark 2014 in ACT courts

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Michael Inman There was a touch of schadenfreude about justice in the ACT in 2014, with a number of high-profile cases and startling twists marking the year.

Man bailed after alleged assault on wife

ACT Legal Aid's bill last year was $14 million.

Michael Inman Woman required hospital treatment for gash on forehead after husband allegedly punched, kicked and stomped on her head.

Comcare ordered to repay decorated cop entitlements

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Michael Inman Comcare will be forced to repay six years’ worth of entitlements to a decorated former Canberra cop injured on the job and sacked from the tax office due to incapacity.

Court sends alleged nuisance caller for mental health check

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Michael Inman A Queanbeyan man accused of making nuisance calls to emergency services believed police had conspired to shoot or electrocute him, court hears.

Lawyers say Canberra jail security faults cut access to inmates


Michael Inman A key Canberra jail security check has been out of action for almost three months, causing delays for lawyers visiting clients.