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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Casey man posed as teenage schoolboy to sext underage girls

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Michael Inman A Casey man who posed as a teenage school boy online to sext underage girls has avoided time behind bars.

Doubts over sychronisation of Canberra Hospital clocks has conviction overturned

Michael Inman Questions over whether clocks at Canberra Hospital are synchronised caused a drink driving conviction to be overturned.

Army veteran allegedly assaulted police and RSPCA inspector after breaking his companion dog out of shelter

Shane Van Duren photos taken from his Facebook page. He is charged with trespass, assault and threats to kill refused bail after confrontation with police and the RSPCA after he freed his dog from the pound.

Michael Inman Former soldier allegedly cut through three fences at the RSCPA's Weston Creek headquarters.

Dean Hall defends CFMEU charity arm against findings of the royal commission

Kirsten Lawson and Michael Inman Commission suggests charity status should be revoked, donations from the ttraides should be investigated

Trade unions royal commission refers Canberra officials for investigation

CFMEU's Dean Hall gives evidence at the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption before Commissioner Dyson Heydon.

Michael Inman Royal commission says two ACT construction union officials could be prosecuted for breaching workplace laws.

Canberra sex offender to do extra time for child porn

Kenneth Edward Hill accessed child pornography while he was on bail for an indecency offence.

Michael Inman A convicted Canberra sex offender has been sentenced to more time behind bars for accessing child pornography.

Canberra man acquitted after Molotov cocktail attack that burnt police officer

David Burnett crashed his ute into metal bollards in front of a building in Brindabella Business Park last September.

Michael Inman A Canberra man who set fire to a police officer's leg with a Molotov cocktail has been acquitted of criminal charges because of mental impairment.

Canberra man admitted he fatally stabbed former housemate but still beat a murder charge

Christopher Navin pleaded not guilty to murder by way of mental impairment.

Michael Inman How Christopher Navin admitted to stabbing his friend 73 times and still beat a murder charge.

Jailed heroin trafficker motivated by greed: judge


Michael Inman A Lyneham man who trafficked heroin because he was short of money has been jailed.

Australian Sex Party aims to secure balance of power at ACT 2016 election

Steven Bailey will lead the Australian Sex Party to the ACT 2016 election.

Henry Belot and Michael Inman The Australian Sex Party has been formally registered in the ACT - and is determined to win 'between one and three seats' at the 2016 election.

Police review claims a Canberra plumber provided false documents to the TURC

Michael Inman Lawsuit claims that falsified documents were handed to the unions royal commission at the instruction of a Canberra plumbing boss.

Man found guilty of molesting stepchildren

A man who molested two sisters and a brother has been found guilty of 10 offences after an ACT Supreme Court trial.

Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman A man who molested three siblings at a home in Palmerston has been found guilty of a string of offences. 

Man jailed for guitar assault that fractured twin brother's skull

The Newcastle man pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm.

Michael Inman A Newcastle man has been jailed for fracturing his twin brother's skull with a guitar.

Court hears porn addiction led man to view child exploitation material

Michael Inman Brenton Honeyman spent years helping people fight addiction through a church group. His own obsession was his downfall.

Dating site hookup allegedly led to violent sexual assault, court hears


Michael Inman A Barton man who allegedly violently sexually assaulted a woman he had met on a dating website has been denied bail.

Conman jailed for $94,200 swindle

Michael Inman A conman who stole over $94,000 from two Canberra women has been jailed and ordered to repay the money.

Bonython man pleads not guilty to Public Trustee fraud charges

The  fraud scandal at the ACT Public Trustee's office involved $1.65 million.

Michael Inman A Bonython man has pleaded not guilty to stealing $1.65 million from ACT Public Trustee's office.

Former Canberra Comanchero 'bikie boss' jailed for insurance fraud and drug charges

Peter Zdravkovic is alleged to have been the Comanchero's ACT chapter president.

Michael Inman A former Canberra bikie boss has been locked up for insurance fraud and his part in a drug selling operation.

Driver pleads not guilty to Canberra Avenue crash


Michael Inman A driver is charged in relation to Canberra Avenue crash which was partially captured via a motorcycle helmet cam and later went viral.

Man pleads guilty to abducting child from Barnardos

A man has appeared in court over the abduction of a child.

Michael Inman A Canberra man has pleaded guilty over assisting in the abduction of a child.