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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Alleged choking victim recants her claims from the witness stand

Michael Inman A Canberra woman who accused her partner of choking and threatening to kill her has recanted her police statement from the witness stand.

Rebels bikie pleads guilty to bashing a man over a motorcycle debt

Michael Inman A Canberra bikie has pleaded guilty to bashing a man over a motorcycle repair bill.

Guilty verdict for Lazo Djenadija over historic child sex offences


Michael Inman An ACT Supreme Court jury has found a janitor guilty of molesting two sisters in the 1980s.

Man wounded in Stirling during series of overnight shootings in Canberra

The scene of a shooting at Barlee Place in Stirling.

Michael Inman and Megan Gorrey A 36-year-old man has been shot in series of shootings overnight in Canberra.

Accused killer Jeffrey David Lee sat with his mother after Wanniassa murder, court hears

Accused: Jeffrey David Lee is charged with murdering Neal Wilkinson.

Michael Inman An accused killer allegedly sat with his bedridden mother and confessed to killing her de facto partner.

Canberra man who held mother captive rated a high risk of reoffending

The ACT Bar Association fears law changes will make the justice system less fair for accused people.

Michael Inman Forrest man who held mother captive after she sought help for his drug abuse rated strong risk of reoffending.

Proposed court changes 'institutionalises unfairness': Bar Association

The ACT Bar Association fears law changes will make the justice system less fair for accused people.

Michael Inman A peak legal body fears proposed legislation before the ACT Legislative Assembly will weaken the ability of an accused person to defend themselves.

Canberra Liberals call for security review of jail

Michael Inman The Canberra Liberals have called for a review of security at Canberra’s jail amid continued breaches by prisoners.

Man in hospital with brain bleed after alleged assault with guitar in Hackett


Michael Inman A man suffered a brain bleed and facial fractures after he was allegedly struck with a guitar by his twin brother, a court has heard.

Probe launched into how sentenced prisoner updated social media on life inside Canberra jail


Michael Inman Authorities are investigating how a series of posts appeared on a sentenced prisoner's Facebook account updating friends on life behind bars.

ACT courts churn through 26 per cent more cases


Michael Inman Intensive trial periods and procedural changes significantly contributed to an increase of cases finalised in the ACT courts, the government says.

Man pleads guilty to armed home invasion in Red Hill


Michael Inman The target of a violent home invasion hid under a bed of a Red Hill home to avoid being discovered. His attacker has pleaded guilty.

Canberra trials delayed after court listing bungle

Suspected courtroom brawl

Michael Inman Twenty Canberra court trials have been delayed after a bureaucratic bungle listed them at the same time as an ACT Supreme Court blitz.

Offender rorted drug testing regime while on parole

Michael Inman A Forrest man thwarted the territory’s drug testing regime by abstaining before analysis, a court has heard.

Nine convicted for fossil fuel protest at Minerals Council office

Michael Inman Nine activists have been fined and ordered to be of good behaviour after they trespassed during a demonstration at the Canberra headquarters of a fossil fuel industry body.

One-punch attacker given suspended jail sentence

A screenshot from CCTV footage of the one-punch assault in Civic.

Michael Inman A Canberra magistrate flinched when watching footage of a one-punch assault that knocked a man unconscious outside a Civic nightclub.

CIT teacher wins compensation after he was bullied and harassed

Michael Inman A Canberra Institute of Technology teacher has won compensation after he was bullied by a supervisor, causing him to suffer depression and a skin condition.

Man escapes conviction for driving under influence of drugs after eating hemp seeds

Michael Inman A Canberra magistrate has urged ACT lawmakers to test hemp seeds to see if they could trigger drug-driving screening tests.

Inmate attacked with razor in prison gang bashing, court hears

Michael Inman A Canberra jail inmate called other prisoners "dogs" and dared them to enter his cell. Four then beat him up and cut him with a razor, a court has heard,

Inmate suicided after asking to see mental health team

The entrance of the Alexander Maconochie Centre.

Michael Inman A Canberra inmate asked to see the mental health team on the day of his death, a court has heard.