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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Cost of alleged fraud at public trustee's office jumps as management overhauled


Henry Belot and Michael Inman The ACT Public Trustee has repaid more than $1.7 million to 87 clients including interest.

Woman who had child take explicit pictures of her to be resentenced after appeal win


Michael Inman Judges split on appeal decision of Canberra woman convicted of using a child to photograph her nude.

Handcuffs during trial did not prejudice case: court

Michael Inman An armed robber who terrorised supermarket staff with a rifle received a fair hearing, despite being handcuffed, court finds.

DPP did not advise investigators about criminal charges over autism cage incident in Canberra school

Tom McIlroy and Michael Inman Director of Public Prosecutions says investigations into a boy with autism being placed in a cage did not result in formal advice.

Public servant used Commonwealth credit card to fund extravagant lifestyle


Michael Inman A Canberra public servant used a Commonwealth credit card to pay for a skydiving adventure during a fraudulent taxpayer-funded trip to the Gold Coast.

'White dust' from Mr Fluffy demolition filled Waramanga street: resident

Waramanga resident Lynn Richardson reports dust filled Garanya Street during a Mr Fluffy demolition in September.

Michael Inman White dust reportedly filled a southside street during a Mr Fluffy demolition late last month, raising fears of asbestos contamination to those nearby.

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Canberra rugby league player charged with serious assault after on-field punches


Michael Inman A Canberra rugby league player has been charged with a serious assault after he allegedly broke a rival's jaw and nose during an on-field altercation.

Two men linked to an alleged Canberra prison drug syndicate jailed


Michael Inman Two men linked to an alleged Canberra jail drug syndicate have been locked up in NSW on drug charges.

Former University of Canberra academic charged with sex offences against students

Charged: Former University of Canberra law professor Arthur Marshall Hoyle of Lyons.

Michael Inman A former professor is to surrender his passport after he was charged with sexually assaulting four students.

Bail eased for unions royal commission perjury accused Tuungafasi Manase

Michael Inman Evatt man accused of perjury in the unions royal commission will be able to leave the territory to visit sick father.

Multimillion dollar infrastructure project could save parliamentary triangle fountains

The National Capital Authority has challenged engineers to restore the historic fountains at Old Parliament House.

Henry Belot and Michael Inman A $9 million-plus plan could see the Parliamentary Triangle’s fountains, left dormant for a decade, flow again.

Prosecutors to drop charges against CFMEU official and former NRL star John Lomax

John Lomax is a former international rugby league rep.

Michael Inman Exclusive: An embarrassing twist in one of the highest profile cases emerging from the Trade Union Royal Commission.

Canberra career criminal Anthony Hagen dies of cancer

Michael Inman A key member of an alleged Canberra jail drug syndicate has died, aged 56.

Man on trial for assault at Belconnen Soccer Club

Michael Inman A Canberra man suffered three eye socket fractures, a broken nose and cheek, chipped teeth, and a cut face after an alleged assault at a northside club.

Hit-and-run driver Justin Monfries denied lung transplant before death

Justin Monfries, convicted of running down Linda Cox  while running a red light in a stolen car, died of natural causes, coroner finds.

Michael Inman Justin Monfries was denied a life-saving lung transplant the month before his death an inquest has heard.

Alleged burglar accused of stealing luxury convertible just released on parole


Michael Inman A Conder man who allegedly stole a luxury convertible then used it in an attempted burglary hours later had been released from jail earlier this month.

Off-duty police officer chases, arrests woman alleged to have robbed Kambah BWS


Michael Inman and Emma Kelly An off-duty police officer chased and arrested a woman alleged to have robbed a liquor store on Sunday.

WorkSafe inspector exposed to asbestos after botched demolition of Mr Fluffy home

Michael Inman The botched demolition of a Mr Fluffy house reportedly created large plumes of asbestos-contaminated dust.

Subcontractors seek assurances from Bupa for work on Canberra aged care facility


Michael Inman Canberra subcontractors have sought assurances from healthcare giant Bupa to guarantee payment for work completed on a southside aged care facility.

Canberra CFMEU boss a target in police raids

Michael Inman Police are investigating Canberra construction union boss Dean Hall over allegations of blackmail.