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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Long wait for awards case ruling

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Michael Inman Karen Kline has been fighting to uncover the secrets behind how Australia Day honours are selected for the past six years.

Child porn collector avoids jail sentence

Michael Inman A Canberra child porn collector scooped up in an international operation has avoided jail.

'Butcher of Bega' back in court

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Michael Inman The High Court has reserved judgment in the case of a former south coast gynaecologist jailed for cutting off a patient's genitalia.

Jail sentence won't be reduced for Braddon rapist

Michael Inman A man jailed for the rape of a woman he had just met has failed to have the sentence reduced.

Reformed heroin addict celebrates his 'last day in court'

Michael Inman Last November acting Chief Justice Richard Refshauge gave Michael Robertson one year to convince him he could stay clean and out of trouble

Ear biter fronts court for sentencing

Michael Inman The daughter of a man who had part of his ear bitten off during a fight was scared to hug him because of the grotesque injury, a court has heard.

Gavin Massey's mapping skills earn him eight years in jail

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Michael Inman Gavin Massey, 30, was sentenced to eight years jail in the ACT Supreme Court on Thursday having pleaded guilty to weapon possession and driving a stolen car.

Paedophile used chloroform on child

Michael Inman A child predator who twice knocked out a child with a chloroform-filled mask has been jailed for 10 years.

ADFA Skype scandal cadets sentenced, avoid jail

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Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman Two ADFA cadets who secretly streamed vision of a young woman having sex over Skype will not serve any time behind bars.

Widow escapes penalty for crash

Michael Inman An elderly Canberra woman has avoided conviction for a crash that claimed the life of her 84-year-old husband.

Artist jailed for sexual abuse gains retrial

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Michael Inman An award-winning artist convicted of sexually abusing a girl who became pregnant has been granted a retrial.

Indian nationals plead not guilty to rape


Michael Inman Indian nationals have pleaded not guilty to the abduction and rape of a Canberra woman.

Woman avoids conviction after crash that killed her husband

Fatal crash Belconnen Way and Gunghalin Drive in Bruce. Photo: Rohan Thomson

Michael Inman An elderly Canberra woman has avoided conviction for a crash that claimed the life of her 84-year-old husband.

Court warning on internet access after boy 're-enacted pornography'

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Michael Inman The case of a young boy who molested his young cousins while reenacting pornography has prompted warnings over the dangers of giving children unfettered access to the internet.

Repeat drink-driver told he is out of chances

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Michael Inman A repeat drink driver accused of leading police on a pursuit through the inner north has been told he is out of chances.

Teen molested five-year-old girl at daycare

Scales of Justice outside the District Court in Brisbane.

Michael Inman A Canberra teen who molested a child at a daycare business has been given a suspended jail sentence.

Prosecutors accused of breaching girl's rights

Michael Inman Prosecutors have been accused of breaching human rights and acting unlawfully in the case of a teenager accused of assault.

$820,000 payout for injured worker

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Michael Inman A concreter who turned to heroin to manage back pain suffered on the job has won more than $820,000 in damages.

Man who used stolen cards to buy fast food jailed for six years


Michael Inman A man who used stolen credit cards to buy fast food during a month long crime spree across the territory has been jailed for more than six years.

Claims doctor used risky out-dated procedure on cancer patient

Scales of Justice outside the District Court in Brisbane.

Michael Inman A court has granted a patient permission to file new information against a surgeon who allegedly damaged her lymphatic system while inserting a tube for chemotherapy treatment.