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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Indonesian people smuggler found guilty, deported back to homeland

Asylum boat from Customs and Border protection. 16 April 2009.

Michael Inman An Indonesian people smuggler will be deported to his homeland after he was released from Canberra jail on Tuesday afternoon.

'Low level crop sitter' gets prison time for growhouse conviction


Michael Inman A “low level crop sitter” has been sentenced to more than two years jail for his part in a northside growhouse.

Man wins $4.6 million payout from amusement park owners after backflip went wrong

Michael Inman A Canberra man has won a $4.6 million payout after he was rendered quadriplegic after attempting a backwards somersault at a northern NSW amusement park.

David Eastman inquiry: Robert Barnes seeks to join challenge

David Eastman.

Michael Inman A key forensic witness in the case against David Harold Eastman will make a second attempt to be involved in a challenge to stop the inquiry into the murder conviction.

Height change gives push to ABC flats overhaul

Simon Corbell announced on Thursday a planning variation for the Cooyong Street site.

Michael Inman The ACT government has approved changes to the territory plan that will allow the controversial redevelopment of the ageing ABC flats to go ahead, but at a lower height than previously proposed.

Peter Slipper seeks stay of charges over Cabcharges

Peter Slipper arrives at the ACT Magistrate Court in Canberra on Tuesday 3 December 2013. Photo: Andrew Meares

Michael Inman Lawyers for former parliamentary speaker Peter Slipper say allegations he misused taxi vouchers should be investigated by parliament, not the courts.

Magistrate criticises jailing of mentally ill man

ACT Chief Magistrate Lorraine Walker in her office.

Lisa Cox and Michael Inman Court hears 27-year-old man with a mental illness spent nearly six months in Canberra's jail for minor offences.

Bash accused bikie wants to live at clubhouse, court is told

Michael Inman A Canberra bikie accused of bashing a man over a debt wants to live at the Rebels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang's southside clubhouse, a court has heard.

Detaining drivers a human rights' breach: lawyer

Proposed drink-drive laws that would allow police to detain motorists for 30 minutes invade basic human rights, lawyers say.

Michael Inman Proposed drink-drive laws that would allow police to detain motorists for 30 minutes invade basic human rights, lawyers say.

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Affordable Tralee a boon for buyers

Jake and Mel Cannon where the first people to register  purchase a block of land at Tralee.

Michael Inman A night sleeping rough could be the smartest financial decision that Jake Cannon has ever made.

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Mother of driver who caused three deaths in chase doesn't blame police

Quadruple fatality on March 20.

Michael Inman and Christopher Knaus The mother of the driver who caused one of the territory’s most horrific car crashes says she does not blame the police for chasing her son in a high speed pursuit.

Public servant Stephanie Pasfield awarded $300,000 in damages for injuries caused by car accident

120713 News Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy Generic photograph of the ACT Supreme Court. 


Michael Inman A public servant injured in a rear-ender has won almost $300,000 in damages.

Baby death inquest halted as prosecutors consider charges

Coroner Bernadette Boss

Michael Inman An inquest into the suspicious death of a two-month-old baby has been halted so Canberra prosecutors can consider laying criminal charges.

Dispute over pet dog ruled an assault

Michael Inman A man has been found guilty of assaulting his former partner and her mother during a dispute over a family pet.

Man guilty of assault over pet dispute

Michael Inman A man has been found guilty of assaulting his former partner and her mother during a dispute over the ownership of a family pet.

No one-punch laws in ACT, says Corbell

Simon Corbell

Michael Inman NSW's new mandatory sentencing laws will not deter violent drunks, Attorney-General Simon Corbell says.

Inquest told near-lifeless baby girl had bruise on jaw


Michael Inman Paramedics first noticed the bruising on the near-lifeless two-month-old baby as they rushed her to hospital, a court has heard.

Father guilty of assault

Michael Inman A father who admitted locking his daughter in a dark room as punishment has been found guilty of using a shoe to beat her when she failed to have a shower.

Bail refused for bikie Alex Bourne accused of bashing

Michael Inman A Canberra bikie accused of publicly bashing a man in a town centre and then threatening to shoot up his mother's house has been denied bail.

DPP will appeal 'manifestly inadequate' sentence given to child sex offender Shane Williams

Michael Inman, Stephanie Anderson and Christopher Knaus Canberra prosecutors say the sentence handed to a man who sexually assaulted a three-year-old girl was ''manifestly inadequate''.