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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Hoddle Street killer denied bid to cross-examine Australian Army brigadier general

The ACT Supreme Court.

Michael Inman Hoddle Street mass killer lawsuit against Commonwealth set to be heard in the new year.

No extra jail time for murder plot trio

Alexander Duffy leaves the Supreme Court in Canberra after his sentence hearing in 2013.

Michael Inman Canberra prosecutors have lost a bid to increase the jail sentences of three young men who plotted to kill a Canberra teenager.

Jon Stanhope named new ACT Legal Aid Commission president


Michael Inman Former chief minister Jon Stanhope has been appointed president of the ACT Legal Aid Commission.

ACT judge reserves decision in Peter Slipper appeal

Michael Inman Commonwealth prosecutor says Peter Slipper’s fraud conviction should stand because he broke the law.

Canberra man found guilty of incest and buying young girl a vibrator sentenced to nine years in jail

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Michael Inman Man's selfish bid to corrupt a disabled child involved buying the young girl a vibrator, showing her pornography and molesting her.

Police officer given suspended jail sentence for looking at child porn

In the balance: The scales of justice

Michael Inman A decorated ACT police officer has avoided jail after he accessed child porn online.

Former speaker Peter Slipper appeals against fraud conviction

Michael Inman A judge has indicated he will not accept fresh evidence in Peter Slipper’s bid to overturn a conviction for defrauding the Commonwealth.

Man kneed pregnant fiance, threatened to kill her

Acting Justice Stephen Walmsley will hand down sentence later this week.

Michael Inman A Narrabundah man who tried to kill his unborn child claimed he could not remember the attack, a court has heard.

Man who molested sisters sentenced to decade behind bars

Michael Alan Gillard in 2011.

Michael Inman Canberra man who “cynically and evilly” molested two young sisters sentenced to 11 years jail.

ACT Police interview Hoddle Street killer over historic stabbing

Julian Knight being taken away by police after the Hoddle Street shooting.

Michael Inman Two Canberra police officers have reportedly visited Hoddle Street killer Julian Knight at Port Phillip to question him over a 1987 stabbing at a Civic nightclub.

Former leader Gary Humphries gives Canberra Liberals an angry tune-up

Former leader Gary Humphries says Canberra Liberals are heading toward their fifth successive defeat unless the party reforms itself.

Noel Towell and Michael Inman Dead people on the Canberra Liberals' membership lists a symptom of wider malaise, says former leader.

Lawsuit likely in ANU mass food poisoning from chicken liver pate

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Michael Inman ANU students expected to sue after 55 fell ill to food poisoning last year.

Men jailed for botched carjacking using machete

Michael Inman Two men were on a week-long crime spree when they terrified a woman with a machete in a botched carjacking.

Indonesian teen jailed for people smuggling will push to have conviction quashed

System failure ... Ali Yasmin.

Michael Inman An Indonesian teenager jailed as an adult for people smuggling will push to have his conviction quashed.

Alleged prison drug ring mastermind pleads not guilty

Michael Inman The alleged ringleader of a sophisticated drug supply racket in the ACT's prison has pleaded not guilty.

High Court upholds Giralang shops redevelopment appeal

Retailers challenged the redevelopment of the derelict Giralang shops in the High Court.

Clare Colley and Michael Inman Opponents of an upgrade to a derelict shopping centre at Giralang have had a win with the highest court in the country upholding their appeal and ordering the ACT government to pay legal costs.

ACT courts take step towards becoming paperless

Michael Inman ACT courts have taken a step towards a paperless with the purchase of a new case management system.

Canberra Raiders star Josh Papalii banned and fined for driving on suspended licence

Canberra Raiders star Josh Papalii is now banned from driving after he missed paying a parking fine.

Michael Inman World Cup duties and pre-season training caused Canberra Raiders star Josh Papalii to miss a parking fine that has now got him banned from driving.

Failed Civic cafe fined $15,000 for posing 'serious danger to public health'

Photos submitted into the case against the Spicy Ginger Cafe.

Michael Inman A failed Civic cafe deemed a 'serious danger to public health' has been fined $15,000 for its unsafe food regime.

Spurned man guilty of using gun for 'lover's revenge'

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Michael Inman A Canberra man has been found guilty of using a gun to take “lover’s revenge” after a woman he met on eHarmony broke off their fling.