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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Queanbeyan man avoids jail after his dog mauled man during fight at tent embassy

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Michael Inman A dispute over whether the national day should be called Australia Day or Invasion Day led to a man being assaulted and mauled by a dog at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, a court has heard.

Bail rejected for senior Rebel accused of bashing Finks outside Belconnen Mall


Michael Inman A senior Rebels bikie linked to the alleged bashing of two Finks members outside Belconnen mall has been denied bail.

Court dismisses landholders' appeal over 2003 Canberra bushfire

Devastated: Brindabella land owner Wayne West won't rule out a High Court challenge.

Michael Inman The decision closes another chapter in the marathon 2003 bushfire lawsuit.

Interstate Christian activists on board of Canberra group fighting mosque in Gungahlin

Against mosque: Concerned Citizens of Canberra board member Adrian Van Der Byl says he opposes

Michael Inman A Canberra group fighting the Gungahlin mosque on neighbourhood planning issues has two interstate Christian activists on its board.

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Peter Slipper's bid to use fresh evidence to be blocked by prosecutors

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Michael Inman A bid by Peter Slipper to produce fresh evidence in his fight against conviction will be blocked by the Commonwealth.

ADFA cadet Harlan Agresti committed for trial over two alleged rapes

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Michael Inman An Australian Defence Force Academy officer cadet allegedly raped two fellow cadets after drinking in Civic.

Canberra anti-mosque group denies Queensland far right cash links

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Michael Inman A Canberra anti-mosque group denies taking an $8000 donation from a Queensland-based far right organisation to help fund legal challenge

Elderly burglary victim hospitalised after struggle with offender, court hears

Michael Inman The elderly victim of a southside burglary was hospitalised with a heart condition after wrestling with the intruder, a court has heard.

Sex offender's jail sentence cut on appeal

Sex offender: Navin Edwin is likely to be deported when his sentence finishes.

Michael Inman A convicted child sex offender could be free for Christmas next year after a court cut his sentence on appeal.

Rebels bashed Finks outside Belconnen Mall and took clothes, court hears


Michael Inman Three Rebels gang members allegedly pulled a gun and bashed two Finks members outside Belconnen mall earlier this month.

Police find 28 kilograms of drugs in vehicle in Curtin

An armed police officer stands guard over one of the ACT's largest drug seizure of methamphetamine.

Henry Belot and Michael Inman ACT Policing seized approximately 28 kilograms of a substance they suspect to be methyl amphetamine in a search of a vehicle in Curtin on Thursday.

Anthony Catanzariti jailed for torture, sexual assault of drug dealer over debt

Michael Inman A Watson man who tortured and sexually assaulted a drug dealer during a prolonged attack over a $2500 debt has been sentenced to almost seven years jail.

Former ACT Chief Justice Terence Higgins has fond memories of Gough Whitlam

Michael Inman Former ACT Chief Justice Terence Higgins has remembered Mr Whitlam as “considerate”, “learned”, and possessed “a great insight”.

Billy Bartolomeus Tamawiwy pleads not guilty to charges he used fake Facebook account to trick boy into sex

Charged: Billy Tamawiwy is accused of using a fake Facebook profile to have sex with another man.

Michael Inman A Canberra man accused of posing as a woman online to blackmail and rape a teenager has entered pleas to a number of charges.

Boy with cerebral palsy wins $7.5-million payout from ACT Government after lawsuit claimed negligence caused his disability

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Michael Inman Court documents said Canberra Hospital negligence lead to 40 different injuries including seizures, multi-organ damage and cognitive impairment.

Woman convicted of helping Belconnen knife attacker given chance to avoid jail


Michael Inman A woman involved in a stabbing at a northside bus stop must show her commitment to rehabilitation.

Any movement matters to defuse ticking time bomb of desk jobs: 45 and Up Study shows

Being chained to a desk can prove fatal.

Natasha Boddy and Michael Inman Swapping an hour of sitting for standing may just keep you alive for longer.

Childcare worker pleads guilty to theft of $42,000 from northside centre

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Michael Inman Tanya Maree Diamond, 42, appeared in the ACT Magistrates Court on Tuesday on one count of obtaining property by deception.

Fear of prison hard man Matthew Massey is not a reason for bail

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Michael Inman Court tells accused man the fear of a notorious Canberra hard man is not a get out of jail free card.

Lawsuit claims Canberra Hospital caused boy's cerebral palsy

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Michael Inman Court told Canberra Hospital errors led to boy's severe medical conditions.