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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Man in custody over alleged Queanbeyan pub assault

Michael Inman A Queanbeyan man accused of elbowing and punching a father-of-two in the head at a Queanbeyan pub has been denied bail.

Woman accidentally hit accelerator, ran over grandmother


Michael Inman A Florey woman who ran over a grandmother in a school car park during a drop-off has been put on good behaviour and had her licence disqualified.

MH17 crash causes court delays in ACT


Michael Inman The case against a Dunlop man linked to a northside growhouse has stalled due to the Australian Federal Police investigation of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

Letter-bomber Colin Dunstan loses latest bid to sue Commonwealth

Letter bomber: Colin Dunstan.

Michael Inman Convicted letter-bomber Colin Dunstan has lost his latest bid to sue the Commonwealth for being sacked from the tax office.

Criminal charges laid in northside workplace death of Wayne Vickery

Wayne Vickery: Killed on a West Macgregor worksite in 2011.

Michael Inman The family of workplace death victim Wayne Vickery have mixed feelings about criminal charges being laid against his employer.

Legacy Australia supports acknowledgment of diggers' families at War Memorial

Major-General Stephen Day

Michael Inman Legacy Australia is in talks with the Australian War Memorial to have the sacrifice of diggers’ families officially acknowledged and commemorated.

Man jailed for racist road rage rant and assault

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Michael Inman A Dickson man who unleashed a racist road rage tirade while assaulting and brandishing a knife at two terrified men has been jailed.

ACT trial changes could prevent Eastman getting fair hearing

David Eastman.

Michael Inman An ACT law shift to abolish judge-alone trials for indictable offences could backfire on the government by preventing a fair retrial for David Eastman, a legal academic says.

Monument proposed for diggers' forgotten families at War Memorial

Major-General Stephen Day

Michael Inman A senior military official has called for a monument dedicated to diggers' families to be erected at the Australian War Memorial.

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Eastman's fight for justice just begun: campaigner

Wrongly convicted: John Button.

Michael Inman Another man wrongly convicted as a killer has warned that David Harold Eastman’s fight for justice has only just started.

Released: David Eastman's murder conviction quashed after two decades

David Eastman, obscured, leaves prison.

Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman It took him 19 years and millions in taxpayers's money, but on Friday David Eastman had his murder conviction quashed.

Colin Winchester's family 'strong enough' for second David Eastman trial

Victims of Crime Commissioner John Hinchey.

Michael Inman The family of Colin Winchester say they’re strong enough to endure a second murder trial of David Harold Eastman.

David Eastman released from prison after conviction quashed

David Eastman will walk from prison more than 19 years after he was taken into custody.

Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman David Eastman's conviction has been quashed and he could soon walk from prison a free man after serving more than 19 years of a life sentence.

One-punch attacker escapes full-time jail after fracturing victim's skull

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Michael Inman Teen who fractured man's skull in one-punch assault had two previous convictions for violence.

Duntroon cadet alleged to have raped woman on Anzac Day


Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman A young Duntroon student allegedly choked and raped a fellow cadet on ANZAC Day in yet another disturbing revelation of abuse within the Australian Defence Force.

Suspended sentence for road rage assault

Court, judge, bail, lawyers

Michael Inman Two men have who assaulted a man after following him to his northside home in a road rage attack will have a suspended jail sentence hanging over their heads for the next year.

Violent home invader found guilty

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Michael Inman A Canberra man has been found guilty of a violent home invasion sparked by a dispute over a pair of shoes.

Home invasion allegedly sparked by shoes


Michael Inman The jury in a violent home invasion trial where two people were beaten with a baseball bat will resume deliberating on Wednesday morning.

Barlens Hire fined $37,500 over art show collapse that injured seven

Several people were injured when panels holding artworks collapsed at the Hyatt Hotel in March 2012.

Michael Inman A Canberra event hire business has been fined more than $37,500 after seven people were injured when more than 100 panels collapsed at an art show.

ACT government rejects mandatory minimum sentences for serial child predators

Michael Inman ACT Court of Appeal asked to increase jail sentence of serial child sex offender Shane Williams