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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Peter Slipper wants charges dismissed on mental health grounds

Michael Inman Former federal politician Peter Slipper will ask a Canberra court to drop the fraud charges against him on mental health grounds.

Burglars jailed after looting cancer patient's home


Michael Inman Two men who looted the home of a cancer patient while he was in Sydney for surgery have been jailed.

John Papalii pleads guilty to supermarket robbery

West Belconnen Warriors forward John Papalii.

Michael Inman John Papalii has pleaded guilty to robbing and attempting to rob two Canberra supermarkets in December.

Man had bruised brain after 'king hit'

Scales of Justice outside the District Court in Brisbane.

Michael Inman A Page man who allegedly king hit a diner in the food court of Westfield Belconnen told a security guard the punch had been "revenge", court hears

Memorial to mark death of construction worker Wayne Vickery launched in West Macgregor

Matthew Raggatt and Michael Inman Work colleagues and family joined to mark the death of a building industry veteran on Saturday.

Rehabilitation hit by reduced jail visitation: prison rights group

Michael Inman A reduction in the number of days inmates at Canberra jail can receive visitors could impact on rehabilitation, a prisoner’s rights group says.

Canberra kangaroo cull remains on hold

More than 1600 kangaroos will be shot as part of the cull.

Michael Inman Plans to cull more than 1600 kangaroos in ACT nature reserves have been delayed for another week.

Woman who lied about death to get leave loses compo bid


Michael Inman A public servant who lied about grandmother's death to get leave loses compensation bid.

Inquest into northside worksite death stalls again

Wayne Vickery was killed at a West Macgregor worksite in 2011.

Michael Inman Answers into cause of workplace death still unanswered.

Budget cuts to legal aid to affect most disadvantaged

Attorney General SImon Corbell

Michael Inman The federal budget cuts to legal aid will undermine access to justice for Canberra’s most disadvantaged.

Giralang shop fight goes to the High Court

A group of retailers is challenging the redevelopment of the derelict Giralang shops.

Michael Inman A group of northside retailers has won the right to fight a controversial supermarket development.

Indigenous artist and child sex offender Dennis Nona loses bid for release

Dennis Nona is a highly regarded artist.

Michael Inman An award-winning indigenous artist jailed for child sex crimes has lost a bid for release on bail.

Canberra property developer's son avoids conviction for sex tape

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Michael Inman Offender handed the prosecution the evidence they needed to charge him with committing an act of indecency on the woman.

Dr Andrew Foote loses court appeal

Dr Andrew Foote

Michael Inman A prominent Canberra doctor, found to have failed in his duty of care to a patient, has lost in his attempt to clear his name.

Tribunal puts ACT kangaroo cull on hold

More than 1600 kangaroos were to be shot as part of the cull.

Michael Inman The ACT Government has been ordered to suspend a planned kangaroo cull until a challenge can be heard next week.

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

Greer Alblas with her daughters, Freya, nine, and Liliane, seven.

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.