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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Canberra sex offender wins High Court appeal for retrial


Michael Inman The High Court has unanimously overturned the conviction of a Canberra man who sexually abused two teenage girls in his care.

Drink drive laws pass despite human rights concerns


Michael Inman New drink-drive laws that lawyers have warned invade basic human rights passed in the ACT Legislative Assembly on Tuesday.

Defamed Zimbabwean ambassador Jacqueline Zwambila wants six-figure payout


Michael Inman A freelance writer who defamed the former Zimbawean ambassador could pay up to $200,000 in damages.

Mother's Day classic draws big crowd

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Michael Inman Almost 6500 runners took part in the Canberra leg of the Mother’s Day Classic on Sunday.

Plans to make Watson an education hub

Michael Inman Proposals to open federal funding to private education providers could pave the way for an education precinct in Canberra's north.

AIE announces $46 million expansion plan for Canberra

A Canberra computer animation academy has announced it will spend about $46 million over the next decade to transform itself into a major education player in the capital.

Michael Inman A private Canberra academy has announced it will spend about $46 million over the next decade to transform itself in a major education player in the capital.

Teen found guilty of incest avoids jail

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Michael Inman A Canberra teen who molested his young half-sister is not welcome back in the family home, a court has heard.

Former NSW cop guilty of indecent assaults

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Michael Inman Former constable exposed his penis and masturbated in front of female colleagues when he was on the police force.

Simon Corbell announces appointment of acting magistrates and judges


Michael Inman A former Federal Court judge and two retired NSW District Court judges will be among eight judicial officers appointed to temporary positions in Canberra courts on Thursday.

Dickson man threatened police, possessed a silencer, court hears

Michael Inman A Dickson man accused of stalking and threatening to kill police has been charged with possessing a gun silencer.

Eastman witnesses asked to ''please explain''

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Michael Inman A number of witnesses in the Eastman inquiry have been asked to explain why they should not be criticised in the final report.

Woman who used child to photograph explicit acts avoids jail time

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Michael Inman A woman who used her eight-year-old neighbour as a photographer in explicit photo shoots will not serve time behind bars.

Canberra man caught drink-driving three times in four hours

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Michael Inman A Crace man caught drink-driving three times in just more than four hours cannot remember committing the offences, a court has heard.

Men charged over Red Hill home invasion that left victim with detached retina

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Michael Inman The victim of a violent home invasion was beaten so badly the retina in his left eye detached, a court has heard.

AFP officer accused of stealing information on ex-girlfriend

Michael Inman A former federal counter-terrorism officer allegedly used stolen information on his ex-girlfriend and her new partner in an attempt to split the couple, a court has heard.

Accused teen flasher faces more charges

Michael Inman A teenager accused of flashing a 13-year-old girl in Canberra's north has been charged with a second act of indecency.

Priest pleads to offences against children


Michael Inman A former Canberra Catholic priest has pleaded guilty to historical acts of indecency on young boys in Sydney the 1960s.

Violent home invader gets suspended sentence

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Michael Inman Peter Baldini was high and out to prove himself to friends when he went to a Mawson home to steal drugs in 2012.

Man found guilty of masturbating in public

Michael Inman A Braddon alcoholic who masturbated on a northside park bench has been told he will be jailed if he continues to offend when intoxicated.

Girl used to photograph neighbour's explicit acts, court is told


Michael Inman A girl used as a photographer in her neighbour's explicit photo shoots was so distressed she could not write a victim impact statement, a court has heard.