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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Indonesian teen jailed for people smuggling will push to have conviction quashed

Michael Inman An Indonesian teenager jailed as an adult for people smuggling will push to have his conviction quashed.

Alleged prison drug ring mastermind pleads not guilty

Michael Inman The alleged ringleader of a sophisticated drug supply racket in the ACT's prison has pleaded not guilty.

High Court upholds Giralang shops redevelopment appeal

Retailers challenged the redevelopment of the derelict Giralang shops in the High Court.

Clare Colley and Michael Inman Opponents of an upgrade to a derelict shopping centre at Giralang have had a win with the highest court in the country upholding their appeal and ordering the ACT government to pay legal costs.

ACT courts take step towards becoming paperless

Michael Inman ACT courts have taken a step towards a paperless with the purchase of a new case management system.

Canberra Raiders star Josh Papalii banned and fined for driving on suspended licence

Canberra Raiders star Josh Papalii is now banned from driving after he missed paying a parking fine.

Michael Inman World Cup duties and pre-season training caused Canberra Raiders star Josh Papalii to miss a parking fine that has now got him banned from driving.

Failed Civic cafe fined $15,000 for posing 'serious danger to public health'

Photos submitted into the case against the Spicy Ginger Cafe.

Michael Inman A failed Civic cafe deemed a 'serious danger to public health' has been fined $15,000 for its unsafe food regime.

Spurned man guilty of using gun for 'lover's revenge'

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Michael Inman A Canberra man has been found guilty of using a gun to take “lover’s revenge” after a woman he met on eHarmony broke off their fling.

Calvary Hospital's budget woes deepen $12 million loss in 12 months

Deficit deepens: Calvary Hospital has had to reissue its 2013-14 financial statement.

Natasha Boddy and Michael Inman Public hospital in Bruce underestimated its losses by more than $5 million, with a reissued financial report showing the facility lost almost $12 million in just a year.

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

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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.