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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Canberra academy submits $111 million education precinct plan to ACT Government

Artist impressions of a student accommodation block at a proposed multi-million dollar plan by The Academy of Interactive Entertainment to transform the old Watson high school site into a education precinct.

Michael Inman A private Canberra academy has submitted a business case and master plan to transform the old Watson high school site into a multi-million dollar education precinct.

'There is 1 bullet 4 u and there is 1 bullet 4 me': offender

James Loulanting will not be eligible for parole until mid 2017.

Michael Inman A Canberra man threatened to kill his former partner after she refused him access to his son when he admitted he had used ice.

Canberra Comanchero boss pleads guilty to possessing ice and cocaine

Michael Inman A Canberra bikie boss has pleaded guilty to possessing ice and cocaine with a street value of up to $196,000.

Accused Vikings burglar who allegedly caused $240,000 of damage refused bail


Michael Inman Braddon man on burglary, theft and property damage charges refused bail.

Man pleads guilty to Watson machete attack

Scales of justice.

Michael Inman Attack left victim with a severed Achilles tendon, ligament damage to his fingers, and bone damage to his leg.

Teen who bribed step-sister before he molested her to be resentenced on appeal

Michael Inman A Canberra teenager who bribed his young step-sister with Pokemon cards before he molested her will be resentenced on appeal.

Canberra accountant ordered to pay back money he stole from his employer


Michael Inman A Canberra accountant has been ordered to pay back the $880,936 he stole from his employer.

Alleged drug ring leader bailed to attend drug rehabilitation


Michael Inman The alleged boss of a jailhouse drug syndicate has been bailed so he take part in a residential rehabilitation program.

Former child in immigration detention Mohammad Ali Baqiri determined to prevent other children suffering same horrors

Locked up: Mohammad Ali Baqiri spent three years on Christmas Island and Nauru after he arrived by boat as a 10-year-old in 2001.

Michael Inman National day of action to call for all children remaining in immigration detention to be released.

Canberra prisoner Thor Kristiansen seeks bail for rehabilitation

Alleged prison drug ring: Thor Kristiansen is accused of bringing drugs and phones into the Alexander Maconochie Centre.

Michael Inman Canberra inmate Thor Kristiansen has pleaded not guilty to charges of drug trafficking and money laundering in prison.

Canberra's town centres prevent economy from diversifying: report


Michael Inman Canberra's town centres – once heralded as a triumph of town planning – are actually inhibiting the city’s government reliant economy from diversifying, a report says.

Man high on ice when he joyrode through Canberra on a 30-tonne road scraper

The road scraper used in the joyride.

Michael Inman The Higgins man had recently turned his life around, the court heard. He was was given a suspended 15-month jail sentence, and banned from driving for six months.

Gillian Triggs to deliver speech in Canberra on Magna Carta's legacy

Human Rights Commissioner Gillian Triggs will address the ACT Supreme Court next week on the Magna Carta's contemporary legacy in Australian law.

Michael Inman An outspoken critic of the Federal Government's approach to asylum seekers will speak in Canberra about the rights of the citizen against a tyrant.

Brandis 'legally unreasonable' for failure to help overturn wrongful people smuggling conviction, court told


Michael Inman Attorney-General George Brandis has been labelled "legally unreasonable" after failing to help overturn the conviction of an Indonesian boy wrongly locked up for two years in an adult jail.

Serial armed Canberra robber sentenced to almost 12 years imprisonment

Michael Inman and Christopher Knaus A stack of stolen cash drawers helped bring Benjamin Allwell's spree of armed robberies to an end.

Former cop sues for psychiatric injury caused by horror car crash

Car split in two ... Four people died in the Canberra Avenue crash.

Michael Inman A NSW police constable who performed first aid on the victims of a horror high-speed crash on Canberra Avenue suffered post-traumatic stress disorder and depression and now wants almost $960,000 in...

Franklin man pleads guilty to drug importation through post office boxes

Michael Inman A Franklin man has pleaded guilty to importing more than half-a-kilogram of illicit drugs to Canberra post office boxes under false names.

Father kept loaded shotgun and drugs in home he occupied with two-year-old child

Michael Inman A Gordon man who kept a loaded shotgun, crossbow, and drugs unsecured in the home he shared with his two-year-old son has been jailed.

Pre-emptive strike to fight invitation not self-defence: judge

CCTV footage shows Cameron Lever and another man in an argument.

Michael Inman A Canberra judge has found that a pre-emptive attack in response to a challenge to fight outside is not self-defence.

Rebels bikie boasted that bashing had taught victim a lesson


Michael Inman A Rebels bikie bashed a man at Gungahlin to save face in the eyes of other gang members, court told.