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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Woman wins workers compensation for crash on way home from work

Michael Inman A Greenway mother injured in a car crash on the way home from work has won a workers compensation claim.

Bid by Indonesian teen jailed for people smuggling to have conviction quashed hits setback

Ali Yasmin served about two years of a five-year jail sentence for people smuggling.

Michael Inman An Indonesian teen jailed as an adult when he was only 14 loses case which would have allowed him to appeal his conviction.

Court upholds workers compo for contractor who had breakdown after bullying allegations

Michael Inman A Canberra court has thrown out an appeal against a workers compensation win awarded to a former Calvary hospital contractor who had a breakdown after being accused of bullying.

ACT legal fraternity holds vigil for Bali Nine pair on death row

Members of the legal profession gather in support of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.

Michael Inman Canberra’s legal profession observed one minute’s silence on Wednesday morning for two Australians facing the death penalty in Indonesia.

Police back move towards tougher ACT anti-bike laws


Megan Gorrey and Michael Inman Canberra's police chief has welcomed anti-consorting laws proposed for the ACT that would give officers greater powers to clamp down on escalating bikie gang activity.

Man who raped unconscious woman sentenced to jail

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Michael Inman Court hears Canberra woman who was raped while unconscious said the crime made her want to 'rip her skin off'.

Court no-show part of Indigenous leader's refusal to recognise law

A former national Indigenous journalist did not appear in court on Monday, because he has renounced his citizenship and does not recognise the authority of the Australian court system.

Michael Inman A former national Indigenous journalist did not appear in court on Monday, a month after telling police he would not attend.

Lawsuit for botched breast reconstruction to be broadened

Michael Inman A woman who says Canberra Hospital botched her breast reconstruction has been granted permission to broaden her lawsuit against the ACT.

Court confirms $4.6m payout for man left quadriplegic after backflip went wrong

Michael Inman A Canberra court has confirmed a $4.6 million payout for a law student left quadriplegic after an accident while skylarking during a university outing.

Emergence of Canberra Comanchero chapter linked to southside shooting

Three more men with links to the Comancheros have been charged with extortion.

Michael Inman Rebels bikies fired shots at the home of a rival gang member as tensions with a newly established Canberra Comanchero chapter reach boiling point, police believe.

Police called to stop union officials entering Canberra worksite

Canberra's concrete industry has just a 10 per cent compliance with safety regulations.

Michael Inman Federal police officers were called to a Canberra worksite last year to stop union officials entering during a concrete pour.

Drug debts from cannabis use after cancer scare led to grow house

Michael Inman A young man began smoking cannabis to manage cancer treatment, but soon found himself cultivating 98 plants to pay his drug debts.

Medical centre owner failed to report employee for relationship with patient


Michael Inman Owner of Belconnen Medical Centre failed to report doctor for having sexual relationship with patient during Medicare-billed consultations.

Court bans university from sacking academic who worked as a consultant

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Michael Inman Because there was no negative feedback from superiors, a varsity academic thought there was no issue with her taking on a consultant role on the side. Michael Inman reports.

Judicial watchdog established despite concerns from Bar Association

Former soldier released.

Michael Inman and Henry Belot A new judicial watchdog has been established to hold judges and magistrates accountable for minor offences and to respond to complaints from the public

Date set for David Eastman trial on 1989 assassination

David Harold Eastman is arrested and handcuffed and is led to a police vehicle in December 1992.

Michael Inman David Eastman will stand trial for the murder of ACT police chief Colin Stanley Winchester in February next year, however, his legal team, in response, has applied for a stay against the ACT Director...

Man who bashed dog fined and banned from owning a pet for two years

Michael Inman A Bonner man who beat his dog with a pole has been fined and banned from owning a pet.

Former Canberra Capital turned drug addict on road to rehabilitation

The court heard Janna Maree Sladic had made significant strides towards rehabilitation.

Michael Inman A former elite sportswoman turned drug addict has avoided jail after proving she is on the road to rehabilitation.

Robber who used coffee-filled syringe in robbery jailed

Michael Inman and Christopher Knaus Cash to buy heroin to alleviate back pain drove Scott Robert Thomas to load a syringe with coffee and rob two service stations, a court has heard.

Alleged damaged bumper lands convicted armed robber back behind bars

Michael Inman Former offender's appeal for bail rejected as court assesses risk.