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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Canberra doctor Ammar Dhaimat accused of kissing patient

Dr Ammar Dhaimat.

Michael Inman A Canberra doctor accused of kissing and groping a patient says the woman had asked about banned ''diet pills'' and steroids during the Anzac Day consultation.

Canberra doctor on trial for acts of indecency on patient

On trial ... Dr Ammar Dhaimat.

Michael Inman Patient thought the first kiss - "for luck" - had been a cultural misunderstanding, but then came two more.

The mum, the dad, the judge and a doula

Court

Michael Inman Judge rules Canberra father must pay half of reasonable birth expenses, but says that doesn't extend to a doula.

Criminal offenders to be banned from legally changing their names

Shane Rattenbury.

Peter Jean, Michael Inman Convicted prisoners and parolees will be barred from legally changing their names without special permission.

Real estate agent took client's money for own home loan

Michael Inman A Canberra real estate agent who used a client’s money to pay his home loan and then lied to cover the con has been stripped of his licence and been banned for five years.

Victim robbed of $14k in jewellery after being labelled "so bling"

Michael Inman A Watson man has made a mid-trial confession to the theft of more than $14,000 in gold jewellery after a night out drinking.

Indonesian people smuggler Rakiba Rakiba to be deported

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Michael Inman Court Reporter An Indonesian people smuggler will be deported to his homeland after he was released from Canberra jail on Tuesday afternoon.

Upskirter accused Sung Kun Kim faces more charges

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Michael Inman A Queanbeyan man accused of photographing up a woman's dress at the National Multicultural Festival is expected to be charged with a further 10 offences, a court has heard.

Man to stand trial on child sex charges

Michael Inman A Canberra man accused of molesting an 11-year-old girl and warning her to keep the abuse secret has been committed to stand trial.

Canberra man accused of molesting girl, buying her a sex toy

Michael Inman A Canberra man is accused of molesting an 11-year-old girl and warning her to keep the abuse secret.

Indonesian people smuggler found guilty, deported back to homeland

Asylum boat from Customs and Border protection. 16 April 2009.

Michael Inman An Indonesian people smuggler will be deported to his homeland after he was released from Canberra jail on Tuesday afternoon.

'Low level crop sitter' gets prison time for growhouse conviction

Court

Michael Inman A “low level crop sitter” has been sentenced to more than two years jail for his part in a northside growhouse.

Man wins $4.6 million payout from amusement park owners after backflip went wrong

Michael Inman A Canberra man has won a $4.6 million payout after he was rendered quadriplegic after attempting a backwards somersault at a northern NSW amusement park.

David Eastman inquiry: Robert Barnes seeks to join challenge

David Eastman.

Michael Inman A key forensic witness in the case against David Harold Eastman will make a second attempt to be involved in a challenge to stop the inquiry into the murder conviction.

Height change gives push to ABC flats overhaul

Simon Corbell announced on Thursday a planning variation for the Cooyong Street site.

Michael Inman The ACT government has approved changes to the territory plan that will allow the controversial redevelopment of the ageing ABC flats to go ahead, but at a lower height than previously proposed.

Peter Slipper seeks stay of charges over Cabcharges

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

Michael Inman Lawyers for former parliamentary speaker Peter Slipper say allegations he misused taxi vouchers should be investigated by parliament, not the courts.

Magistrate criticises jailing of mentally ill man

ACT Chief Magistrate Lorraine Walker in her office.

Lisa Cox and Michael Inman Court hears 27-year-old man with a mental illness spent nearly six months in Canberra's jail for minor offences.

Bash accused bikie wants to live at clubhouse, court is told

Michael Inman A Canberra bikie accused of bashing a man over a debt wants to live at the Rebels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang's southside clubhouse, a court has heard.

Detaining drivers a human rights' breach: lawyer

Proposed drink-drive laws that would allow police to detain motorists for 30 minutes invade basic human rights, lawyers say.

Michael Inman Proposed drink-drive laws that would allow police to detain motorists for 30 minutes invade basic human rights, lawyers say.

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Affordable Tralee a boon for buyers

Jake and Mel Cannon where the first people to register  purchase a block of land at Tralee.

Michael Inman A night sleeping rough could be the smartest financial decision that Jake Cannon has ever made.

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