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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Former cop in horror crash to be paid $1.225 million. But who will foot the bill?

Michael Inman A NSW police constable will be paid $1.225 million after he suffered mental illness from a horror high-speed smash on Canberra Avenue. But the court battle over who pays continues.

Driver allegedly affected by ice and speeding when elderly pedestrian killed

Michael Inman A Canberra motorist was allegedly on drugs and over the speed limit when he struck an elderly pedestrian who died of her injuries, a jury has been told.

Man in scuffle found guilty of punch that caused brain damage

Levi Freeman-Quay leaves the ACT Magistrates Court after an earlier appearance.

Michael Inman A Canberra man has been found guilty of unleashing a drunken punch that hospitalised another with a serious brain injury.

Canberra killer granted permission to appeal conviction

Aleksander Vojneski was found guilty of murdering Paula Conlon.

Michael Inman The ACT Court of Appeal has granted Aleksander Vojneski leave to appeal his conviction for the murder of Paula Conlon.

Ex-CFMEU official bail eased to allow international travel

Michael Inman A former union organiser accused of blackmailing the director of a Canberra formwork company has been granted permission to travel to New Zealand.

New evidence over a Kingston concrete-machine death may halt trial

The Catanzariti family. Barney, Ben and Kay. Ben died in a construction accident in Kingston in 2012.

Michael Inman The prosecution of a maintenance company over the death of construction worker Ben Catanzariti in Kingston has been thrown into doubt with new tests on bolts.

Prosecutors on notice to finalise case against David Eastman

David Harold Eastman is arrested, handcuffed and led to a police vehicle in December 1992, outside his flat in Reid in relation to the assassination of AFP Assistant Commissioner Colin Winchester.

Michael Inman Canberra prosecutors on notice to provide full case disclosure over David Harold Eastman by year's end.

Abetz criticises CFMEU over raid comments

Bill Shorten says the trade unions royal commission is

Henry Belot and Michael Inman Senator Eric Abetz has called on opposition leader Bill Shorten to condemn the CFMEU after its leadership questioned the motivation for a raid on its Canberra office earlier this week.

Eastman stay application scheduled for February

David Eastman was  arrested in 1992.

Michael Inman A bid to avoid retrial by David Harold Eastman is expected to be heard in February.

Police raid CFMEU in search of evidence of bribery and blackmail

CFMEU  Canberra offices were raided Tuesday afternoon by the Australian Federal Police.

Nick McKenzie, Michael Inman, Michael Bachelard, Nick Toscano AFP raids the Canberra head office of the powerful construction union in search of evidence of bribery and blackmail.

Former NSW police worker guilty of false rape claims against prison guard ex-boyfriend

The woman's ex-boyfriend, then a prison guard, spent months in Goulburn jail after she alleged he had bashed and sexually assaulted her.

Michael Inman A former NSW police worker has been found guilty of making false sex assault claims against her prison guard ex-boyfriend

Court orders name of man who masturbated in public taken off sex offender register


Michael Inman A Canberra man who masturbated in his backyard in full view of neighbours has won an appeal to have his name removed from the sex offenders register.

Dealer used numerous phone and SIM cards to run drug operation


Michael Inman Police raid on "low level street dealer" found a hoard of mobile phones used to traffic heroin, a court has heard.

Canberra lawyer disbarred for professional misconduct

Michael Inman A Canberra lawyer has been banned from practising law after a court found he had misused money he held in trust for clients.

Company fined after worker nearly killed at Canberra Hospital work site


Michael Inman Canberra company fined after worker was electrocuted and spent several minutes clinically dead before being revived.

Canberra pensioner trafficked heroin to fund his gambling addiction


Michael Inman A Canberra man on a disability pension trafficked heroin to fund his gambling addiction.

Copa Brazilian Restaurant mass poisoning criminal trial delayed

The Copa Brazilian Churrasco restaurant in Dickson.

Michael Inman A criminal trial over Canberra's largest salmonella outbreak has been delayed until next year.

High risk offender attacked strangers from behind in public

Court scales

Michael Inman A Canberra man who sexually assaulted three young strangers in public has been rated a high risk of reoffending.

ACT Bar says DPP reinstated without transparent process or proper consultation

Shane Gill

Michael Inman A peak legal body has slammed the ACT government for a lack of transparency in reappointing ACT Director of Public Prosecutions Jon White for a further three years.

Kenoss Contractors fined $1.1 million for workplace death

Michael Booth who died on a work site in 2012.

Michael Inman Canberra corporation has been fined $1.1 million for 'foreseeable' safety breaches that led to workers death. But it might not be paid.