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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Chief Justice Helen Murrell calls for government control of courts to end

Michael Inman The territory's top judge says self-administration of courts is vital to protect judicial independence.

The honeymoon is over ...

The ACT's Same sex marriage laws overturned at the high court. Glenda and Jennifer Lloyd (married on Saturday) outisde the court after the decision.
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Lisa Cox, Michael Inman and Peter Jean The ACT government and marriage equality advocates have clashed over further attempts to legalise same-sex marriage.

Legal Aid cuts undermine administration of justice, says Bar Association

Michael Inman Defendants could be forced to choose between a solicitor and barrister for criminal matters under tightened controls on grants.

Same-sex marriage bill overturned: reaction to the High Court judgment

Australian High court hands down ruling on same sex marriages. Ivan Hinton, spokesperson.

Lisa Cox, Michael Inman and Ross Peake Reaction to the High Court's decision on same-sex marriage laws.

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Same-sex marriage laws overturned by High Court


Michael Inman, Lisa Cox, Ross Peake The High Court has overturned Australia’s first same-sex marriage law.

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Trial aborted as court electronics fail

Michael Inman The trial of a man accused of committing indecent acts on girls has been aborted due to faulty court equipment.

Tourist sentenced for filming another man in hostel shower

Scales of Justice outside the District Court in Brisbane.

Michael Inman A Canadian tourist who filmed another guest showering in a Canberra hostel has avoided jail time.

Former housekeeper on child pornography charges granted bail

Michael Inman A former housekeeper accused of downloading child pornography on a work computer has been granted bail.

Accused jewel thief has 196 previous criminal convictions

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Michael Inman A man accused of a $34,000 jewellery heist was serving a suspended sentence for similar crimes at the time of the alleged offence and had a long criminal history, a court has heard.

Selection of Australia Day honours to stay secret

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Michael Inman The details of how Australia Day honours are selected will stay secret, following a High Court ruling on Friday.

Damages payout after rape allegations


Michael Inman A Commonwealth contractor who says she was raped by a public servant on a work trip has received more than $660,000 in damages.

Peter Slipper's fraud case to be heard in higher court

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

Michael Inman Former parliamentary speaker Peter Slipper will take his challenge to the validity of charges against him to the ACT Supreme Court.

Gay couples' small trip to Canberra, but huge leap towards marriage equality

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Nick Toscano, Michael Inman and Lisa Cox Peter Darcy and Andrew Buchanan didn't have cold feet, but nerves were running high as uncertainty loomed over their wedding plans.

Chance for same-sex marriages after High Court reserves decision

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Lisa Cox and Michael Inman The ACT will host the first same-sex marriages in Australia this weekend, after the High Court reserved its decision in the Commonwealth's challenge to the territory laws.

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The ACT's same-sex marriage battle begins

Ivan Hinton, left and Chris Teoh.

Lisa Cox, Michael Inman He has become one of the high-profile faces of the same-sex marriage movement, but as he walked into the High Court on Tuesday, Ivan Hinton was "just one man".

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Blitz not a real fix, say lawyers

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Michael Inman Defence lawyers say the fresh Supreme Court blitz is a Band-Aid solution, fraught with problems and unfair to the accused.

Businesses lose bid to block Giralang shops redevelopment

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Michael Inman A bitter planning row could head to the High Court after a controversial northside development was given the green light.

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Judges delay Comcare appeal on AFP officer's compo

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Michael Inman Comcare has launched a bid to reduce the entitlements of a police officer injured on the job.

Canberra doctor had sex with patient during consultations

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Michael Inman A doctor has been suspended after having sex with a patient in his Canberra surgery during Medicare-billed consultations.

Drug trial judge found not to have made error

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Michael Inman The High Court has reserved judgment in the case of two Mafia-linked drug traffickers jailed for the importation of a record ecstasy shipment.