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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Outrage over paedophile's sentence for sex assault on three-year-old girl

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Michael Inman, Stephanie Anderson, Christopher Knaus Prosecutors are considering challenging the prison sentence handed to a child predator who sexually assaulted a three-year-old girl.

Former inmates in bid for compo

The Government has faced 13 separate lawsuits launched by Canberrans who allege they were wrongfully imprisoned due to mistakes made by the ACT's justice system.

Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman The government has faced 13 separate lawsuits launched by Canberrans who allege they were wrongfully imprisoned.

Copa Brazilian Churrasco food poisoning legal action launched

The Copa Brazilian Churrasco restaurant in Dickson.

Michael Inman More than 70 diners who fell victim to Canberra's largest salmonella outbreak have launched legal action against a Dickson restaurant.

Former pro basketballer Janna Sladic given another chance at reform

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Michael Inman A former pro basketballer and model turned drug addict is expected to be given another chance to reform, or face jail.

Bikie accused of bashing attack released on bail

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Michael Inman A Canberra bikie accused of bashing a man in front of stunned onlookers has paid $2000 to get out of jail.

Man held over laptop theft has long record

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Michael Inman A man accused of robbing a pub patron while armed with a screwdriver was wanted by police, a court has heard.

Reading with kids not such a great story in ACT


Michael Inman Canberra parents appear to stop reading to their children once they turn three, according to new data on government services.

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Killer known to victim in Phillip New Year's Day murder

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Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman Police believe the killer responsible for the New Year's Day murder in Phillip was known to his victim and stole his mobile phone, using it to make calls after the attack.

Weapons drawn as man rushed police, ACT Magistrates Court told

Michael Inman Police were forced to draw guns after a man allegedly threatened them with an incendiary device, a court has heard.

Two to stand trial in ACT Supreme Court on abduction, rape

Michael Inman Two men alleged to have used social media to abduct and rape a woman have been committed to stand trial in the ACT Supreme Court.

Jailed paedophile charged with plotting from prison to kill victims

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Michael Inman A convicted Canberra paedophile accused of plotting to kill his victims from behind bars has been committed to stand trial in the ACT Supreme Court.

Refugee woman's complaint rejected

Michael Inman A woman who claimed she was being watched by spies has had her latest complaint against the Canberra Institute of Technology thrown out.

Ex-sailor's pension rejected after rape claim flaw

Michael Inman A former sailor who claimed he developed post-traumatic stress disorder after he was molested and raped by a senior officer has had his pension application rejected.

Accused arsonist linked to more Canberra fires

Michael Inman A homeless man who was burnt by a fire he allegedly started in Molonglo is under investigation over a further four fires, a court has heard.

Canberra custody battle judge says mother must return from Tasmania


Michael Inman A mother who secretly moved to Tasmania during a custody battle has been ordered to return to the mainland.

Friends of Lyneham murder victim urge anyone with information to come forward

Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber with friend Stacey Rupil.

Michael Inman Friends of murder victim Nicholas Sofer-Schreiber have urged anyone with information about his death to come forward.

Libs back moves to quash gay convictions

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Michael Inman The Canberra Liberals have pledged to support any bid to quash historic gay sex convictions in the ACT.

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Witness who failed to give evidence jailed and fined

Michael Inman A witness who failed to give evidence at an ACT Supreme Court trial has been jailed and fined.

Farmers' markets back on the menu for Canberra shoppers


Michael Inman Fresh locally grown food is back on the menu after the territory's three farmers' markets rebooted on the weekend.

Shooting victim Jonathan Crowley pleads for help

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Michael Inman Jonathan Crowley's existence is as bleak as his tiny room in a Sydney care home.