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Damages payout after rape allegations


Michael Inman A Commonwealth contractor who says she was raped by a public servant on a work trip has received more than $660,000 in damages.

Peter Slipper's fraud case to be heard in higher court

Peter Slipper arrives at the ACT Magistrate Court in Canberra on Tuesday 3 December 2013. Photo: Andrew Meares

Michael Inman Former parliamentary speaker Peter Slipper will take his challenge to the validity of charges against him to the ACT Supreme Court.

Gay couples' small trip to Canberra, but huge leap towards marriage equality

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Nick Toscano, Michael Inman and Lisa Cox Peter Darcy and Andrew Buchanan didn't have cold feet, but nerves were running high as uncertainty loomed over their wedding plans.

Chance for same-sex marriages after High Court reserves decision

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Lisa Cox and Michael Inman The ACT will host the first same-sex marriages in Australia this weekend, after the High Court reserved its decision in the Commonwealth's challenge to the territory laws.

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The ACT's same-sex marriage battle begins

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Lisa Cox, Michael Inman He has become one of the high-profile faces of the same-sex marriage movement, but as he walked into the High Court on Tuesday, Ivan Hinton was "just one man".

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Blitz not a real fix, say lawyers

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Michael Inman Defence lawyers say the fresh Supreme Court blitz is a Band-Aid solution, fraught with problems and unfair to the accused.

Businesses lose bid to block Giralang shops redevelopment

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Michael Inman A bitter planning row could head to the High Court after a controversial northside development was given the green light.

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Judges delay Comcare appeal on AFP officer's compo

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Michael Inman Comcare has launched a bid to reduce the entitlements of a police officer injured on the job.

Canberra doctor had sex with patient during consultations

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Michael Inman A doctor has been suspended after having sex with a patient in his Canberra surgery during Medicare-billed consultations.

Drug trial judge found not to have made error

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Michael Inman The High Court has reserved judgment in the case of two Mafia-linked drug traffickers jailed for the importation of a record ecstasy shipment.

Claims boy was abused by youth workers


Michael Inman A youth worker allegedly grabbed a boy's throat and verbally abused him while he was in the care of the territory.

Policeman sought bomb squad video for judge in David Eastman trial

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Michael Inman The climate of fear around David Eastman's trial for the murder of Canberra's top cop was so tense, a policeman sought a bomb squad video explaining how to check vehicles for explosives.

Child death rates show boys are more at risk


Emma Macdonald and Michael Inman A disproportionate number of boys die in the ACT each year according to the first comprehensive review of 105 child deaths.

Authorities repeatedly warned of dangers to baby girl

Michael Inman Child protection authorities were warned 11 times of dangers to a three-month-old Canberra girl before her death.

Burglar who grabbed throat of Belconnen man jailed

Michael Inman A burglar who grabbed a man's throat after he was cornered during a break-in will spend the next two years behind bars.

Grocery docket led to man who stole $40,000 in car parts

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Michael Inman A Harrison man who stole more than $40,000 worth of motoring parts was caught after leaving a grocery receipt at the scene of the crime.

Man acquitted of breaking his baby's ribs


Michael Inman A Canberra man has been acquitted of charges he squeezed his four-month-old son so hard he fractured 13 ribs.

Baby's 13 broken ribs deliberate, court told

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Michael Inman Thirteen rib fractures suffered by a four-month-old baby were deliberately inflicted, a court has heard.

Weekend detention for assaulting partner

Michael Inman A man who breached a court order by assaulting and confining a woman will spend weekends locked up for the next 10 months.

Same-sex marriage laws: grounds for High Court challenge revealed


Michael Inman Same-sex couples fall on the wrong side of a ‘‘binary divide’’ in law and must remain unmarried people, the federal government says.