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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Alleged damaged bumper lands convicted armed robber back behind bars

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

Prosecutors believe Canberra restaurateur's jail sentence for trafficking cocaine inadequate

Michael Inman Federal prosecutors will appeal the sentence handed to a Canberra restaurateur jailed for importing cocaine.

Man found guilty of attempt to smuggle ice to Darwin on internal flight


Michael Inman It has been revealed a Canberra man who attempted to smuggle ice into the Northern Territory intended the flight to be a test run for larger quantities. Michael Inman reports.

Man jailed for one punch attack that fractured man's skull

Assault at Academy Nightclub

Michael Inman The victim of a one-punch assault outside a Civic nightclub has permanently lost his sense of smell, a court has heard.

Family granted appeal to renew inquiry bid for Lima Thatcher's death

Lima Thatcher died 10 days after her hospital admission.

Michael Inman A family's quest for an probe into their grandmothers death has been reignited by a Canberra court decision.

CSIRO employee's claim her water was contaminated with faeces rejected by tribunal

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal found federal workplace insurer Comcare had no liability for member's ill-health.

Michael Inman A CSIRO media manager who says she contracted a virus after drinking contaminated water at a conference has lost her bid for compensation.

Street preacher jailed for stabbing launches legal battle for prison job

Michael Inman A street preacher jailed for a frenzied stabbing tells court he would "kill" for a cleaning job at Canberra jail.

Vegetarian restaurateur did not want to kill cockroaches on moral grounds


Michael Inman The owner of a Dickson vegetarian restaurant, fined $16,000, after he failed to wipe out a a cockroach infestation because it would have involved “killing little insects”.

Popular bakery fined for food safety breaches

Michael Inman The clean-up took only hours, but the risk to public health through potentially contaminated food has seen one of Canberra’s largest private bakeries fined $10,000.

Canberra brothels found in breach of work safety laws

35 occupational health and safety improvement notices were issued to brothels in 2013-14.

Michael Inman Canberra's sex trade compliant with industry specific work safety laws, but continue a recent trend of breaching general occupational health and safety laws.

Prominent Canberra doctor evicted from Barton surgery in property spat

Michael Inman A prominent Canberra doctor has been evicted from his Barton surgery after a bitter split with a southside medical partnership.

Police investigate illegal use of computer at Lanyon Homestead

Michael Inman An ACT Government employee is under police investigation after allegedly using Lanyon Homestead computers to access illegal material.

Sex worker loses bid for a slice of her ex-boyfriend's $2.15 million


Michael Inman Sex workers' happily ever after with client-turned-lover descends into legal squabble over assets.

Ambassador's husband bewildered by child sex allegations, lawyer says

Vytas Bronius Kapociunas with his wife and former ambassador to Spain Jane Hardy.

Michael Inman An alleged child molestation scandal at Australia's Spanish embassy has been a "terrible burden" for the former ambassador and her accused husband, his lawyers say.

Producer who claimed ABC 'toxic' has her compensation frozen by court on appeal


Michael Inman A former ABC producer who claimed she was bullied by a breakfast radio presenter has had a compensation payout frozen on appeal.

Canberra business HW Carpentry Solutions faces legal action from Fair Work Commission


Michael Inman A Canberra carpentry business allegedly ignored an order to pay $7650 compensation to an unfairly sacked employee.

Union to launch counteraction against two Canberra developers

Michael Inman A union has hit back at two Canberra developers whose complaints embroiled its officials in a work safety prosecution, launching its own counteraction against the businesses.

Man arrested at parliament with knife sent for mental health checks

Australian Federal Police officers detain the man outside Parliament House in Canberra.

Michael Inman A Turner man who allegedly brandished a knife outside Parliament House later told police he had been sent by God to give a message to Australia’s leaders.

Alleged drug importer charged with fresh offence


Michael Inman A Phillip man accused of having drugs posted to his home has been charged with a fresh count of possession.

Revamp will see dedicated bail court ease courtroom congestion

Michael Inman A dedicated bail court is to begin in Canberra aiming to relieve congestion in the ACT Magistrates Court.