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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

ACT government rejects mandatory minimum sentences for serial child predators

Michael Inman ACT Court of Appeal asked to increase jail sentence of serial child sex offender Shane Williams

Drug smuggler's jail sentence cut


Michael Inman A drug smuggler who tried to import cocaine secreted inside a DVD player has had a year shaved off his jail sentence on appeal.

November start for Parliament House pay parking

The new parking ticket machines.

Michael Inman Visitors to Parliament House will be forced to pay for parking from November.

Conviction for assault on Irish tourist overturned

Daniel Byrne outside court at an appearance last year.

Michael Inman A Canberra court has overturned the conviction of a Canberra man who punched a drunk Irish tourist in an early morning assault in Civic, leaving him with a serious brain injury.

Hoddle Street shooter Julian Knight claims compensation as a victim of crime

A photo from the scene of the shootings in Hoddle Street, Clifton Hill, in 1987.

Michael Inman Victorian mass killer Julian Knight could broaden his lawsuit against the Commonwealth over injuries he allegedly suffered during bastardisation at Duntroon.

'Sleep with me or I will get you,' says Canberra man to his ex-partner


Michael Inman A Canberra man who pointed an axe at his former partner and told her she would “get it” has been jailed.

Police make case at committal of accused murderer of Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber

Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber, left, and murder accused Christopher Navin.

Michael Inman A Watson man charged with the stabbing murder of his old school friend argued with the victim about money and repeatedly tried to contact him in the days before the stabbing, police say.

Friend found murder victim after she failed to turn up for appointments

Michael Inman Friends of Paula Conlon suspected something amiss when she missed a number of appointments.

ACTION bus driver made sexual gestures at school girls

Michael Inman ACTION bus driver made sexual gestures and comments to school girls while driving them home.

Husband of murder victim saw bruises, court hears

Michael Inman Paula Conlon’s estranged husband warned her not to spent time with people who would hurt her, a court has heard.

ACT DPP boss Jon White elevated to senior counsel

Director of Public Prosecutions Jon White.

Michael Inman ACT DPP boss Jon White has been hailed as a “fierce advocate” and “feminist” during his elevation to Senior Counsel.

Accused killer given change of clothes the morning after girlfriend's death


Michael Inman Court hears friend of Aleksander Vojneski’s brother gave the accused killer a change of clothes the morning after Paula Conlon’s murder.

Accused syringe robber writes warning before court

Michael Inman Man accused of syringe-point robberies warns he wants to hurt anyone in his way

Neighbours tell court they heard 'horrible scream' on night of Paula Conlon's murder

Michael Inman Neighbours of murder victim Paula Conlon heard a “horrible scream” on the night of the fatal stabbing.

Illegal knuckledusters used to hang tools, court hears

Scales of Justice outside the District Court in Brisbane.

Michael Inman A Greenway man who used knuckle dusters as a tool hanger has been put on a good behaviour order.

Student says ANU let her down after sexual harassment episode


Ben Latham and Michael Inman A Canberra student who alleges she was sexually harassed at an on-campus dorm says the university’s botched response will leave her $6000 out of pocket.

Convicted child predator appeals jail sentence as "excessive"

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Michael Inman A convicted child predator has appealed the severity of his decade-long prison sentence as “manifestly excessive”.

ANU residential dorm authorities mismanaged sexual harassment allegation


Michael Inman A Canberra academic failed to properly investigate an allegation of sexual harassment at an on-campus accommodation dorm earlier this year, an internal probe has found.

Prosecutors say kill plot trio should do more time

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Michael Inman ACT's DPP says three young men who plotted to kill a Canberra teenager should do more jail time.

Bigamous priest given suspended jail sentence

Alec Stevenson outside the Magistrates Court.

Michael Inman A priest found guilty of bigamy after remarrying twice has been handed a suspended jail sentence.