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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Man who allegedly doused restaurant with fuel found fit to plead

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Michael Inman A Giralang man who poured petrol inside a restaurant and threatened to set it alight has been found fit to plead.

Defendants ordered to pay $70 million to Commonwealth


Michael Inman A group of Albury-based businesspeople have been ordered to pay almost $70m to the Commonwealth.

Packed lunches, 'nipple cripples', and DVDs spark bitter family court dispute

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Michael Inman A father's parenting style, which included camping, swimming, and climbing, was seen as a risk to his child's safety by the mother.

Man pleads guilty to threatening police with Molotov cocktail

Michael Inman A Hackett man wanted to be arrested for “something real” when he threatened police with a Molotov cocktail after a car chase through Belconnen.

Woman wins $808,114 payout after dentist botched tooth extraction

Open wide: A botched tooth extraction has cost a dentist more than $800,000..

Michael Inman A botched extraction in which part of a tooth was forced into a woman's sinus cavity has cost a dentist more than $800,000 in damages.

Mr Fluffy owners call in lawyers as lawsuits against government mount

Workers demolish a Mr Fluffy home.

Michael Inman Another two Mr Fluffy homeowners could sue the ACT Government for more than $1.35 million after they unknowingly bought properties contaminated with deadly asbestos.

Mike Kelly seeks to amend his defence in pollsters defamation case

Mike Kelly after losing the 2013 election.

Michael Inman A defamation battle between a former Labor politician and conservative pollsters over a tweet is set for another showdown next month.

Ten day wait for police to interview Canberra woman over Civic assault

Taylah Kolaric alleges she was punched twice by a man in the Mooseheads carpark earlier this month.

Michael Inman and Megan Gorrey A Canberra woman is angry it took police 10 days to interview her after she was allegedly knocked unconscious in Civic.

Canberra mother bashed teen she suspected had sold drugs to her son

Weighed up: in the scales of justice.

Michael Inman A Canberra mother bashed a teen she suspected had sold her son cannabis, a court has heard.

Canberra restaurateur jailed for importing cocaine

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Michael Inman A Canberra restaurateur has been jailed for importing $114,000 worth of cocaine from the United States.

Court upholds board's power to send offenders to jail

Michael Inman A Canberra court has upheld the Sentence Administration Board’s power to send an offender to jail.

Canberra man robbed Erindale service station with makeshift spear to pay off debts

Sentenced: Jye Bradley Slater, 19, admitted holding up a service station armed with a makeshift spear.

Michael Inman An unemployed Macgregor man held up a southside service station with a makeshift spear to help pay off debts.

Cameron Tully appeals conviction for molesting eight girls

Michael Inman Child predator Cameron Flynn Tully has lodged an appeal against his conviction for offences against eight young girls.

Allegedly murdered Canberra mother Norma Woutersz was found bound with rope in backyard

Allegedly murdered Canberra mother Norma Woutersz.

Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman A Canberra mother allegedly murdered by her daughter was found with significant head injuries and her hands and feet bound with rope.

Tree replacement, lower speed limits, and bike lane foreshadowed for revamped Kings and Commonwealth Avenues

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Michael Inman Planners will turn the tables on cars in favour of cyclists, pedestrians and light rail along Kings and Commonwealth Avenue.

Canberra Harmonie German Club celebrates 25 years since the Berlin Wall came down

Harmonie German Club president Hans Stoehr.

Michael Inman The Canberra Harmonie German club in Narrabundah released balloons on the weekend to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

No rush to mobile phone jammers despite alleged Canberra jail drug ring

Drug allegations: But no rush to introduce mobile phone jammers into Canberra jail.

Michael Inman The ACT will not rush mobile phone jammers into Canberra jail, despite allegations inmates used telecommunication to run a drug syndicate from behind bars.

Police bust alleged drug ring operating out of Canberra jail

Supply racket: Drugs, including  methylamphetamine and cannabis, along with mobile phones, were allegedly smuggled into the jail.

Michael Inman A syndicate has allegedly been running a lucrative drug operation in the ACT's prison.

Bail refused for Rebels bikie accused of bashing Finks

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Michael Inman A Rebels bikie allegedly involved in the bashing of rival gang members has been denied bail due to fears for public safety.

Babysitter sentenced to jail for molesting niece

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Michael Inman An intellectually disabled man has been sentenced to almost four years' jail after he admitted sexually molesting his niece.