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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Man who molested teenager avoids jail

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Michael Inman A Canberra man who molested a teenager after a night out drinking will not serve time behind bars.

David Eastman wants DPP declared vexatious

The arrest of the Colin Winchester murder suspect, David Harold Eastman, at his Reid flat in 1992.

Michael Inman Convicted killer David Harold Eastman has threatened to have the Office of ACT Director of Public Prosecutions declared a vexatious litigant.

Police-chase accused extradited to NSW

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Michael Inman An Oxley man who allegedly lead police on a high-speed cross-border car chase with a child in the front seat has been extradited to NSW.

Man allegedly used makeshift spear to rob service station

Michael Inman A Belconnen man accused of robbing a southside service station with a makeshift spear has been banned from leaving his house at night.

Mafia link could have saved Eastman at trial

David Eastman on his way to the ACT Supreme Court

Michael Inman Evidence of a Calabrian mafia hit on Canberra's top cop could have helped David Harold Eastman beat the murder charge against him in 1995.

David Eastman could get millions in compensation if released, lawyers say

David Eastman.

Michael Inman Eastman could be eligible for millions of dollars in compensation for wrongful imprisonment if his conviction is overturned, based on payouts from other high profile precedents.

The wrongly convicted

The Human Rights Commissioner has found the treatment of women at the Alexander Maconochie Centre has improved vastly.

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David Eastman inquiry: police in court bid over report's publication

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Michael Inman AFP launch a last gasp bid to prevent the imminent publication of at least some parts of Eastman report.

SITA, Adecco fined $5000 for worker's death at Evatt shops

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Michael Inman Two companies convicted and fined for negligence that contributed to worker's death.

Supreme Court to rule on David Eastman's murder conviction

Convicted of killing Colin Winchester: David Harold Eastman is arrested at his Reid flat in 1992.

Michael Inman The inquiry into David Harold Eastman's murder conviction has formally ended, with the board lodging its findings with the ACT Supreme Court on Thursday.

Alleged thief stored stolen goods at relatives' homes


Michael Inman A Canberra man accused of property and fraud offences stored property alleged to have been stolen at the homes of his relatives, a court has heard.

Dessert reduced on jail menu as inmates watch waistlines

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Michael Inman Inmates at Canberra’s jail have had dessert reduced on the menu as more and more are watching their waistlines.

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Man accused of groping women put behind bars

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Michael Inman A Canberra magistrate has refused to accept the guilty pleas of a Gordon man accused of groping and indecently assaulting three women in Civic on Wednesday morning.

Alleged drug trafficker charged with further two offences

Michael Inman An alleged drug trafficker sold uncover police more than $120,000 worth of cocaine in three deals in Crace, police allege.

Bushfire compensation appeal starts

Brindabella landowner Wayne West outside the ACT Supreme Court after the 2012 judgment regarding the ACT's 2003 bushfires.

Michael Inman The legal battle between property owners and the NSW government over liability for Canberra bushfires has started in a Canberra court.

Peter Slipper wants charges dismissed on mental health grounds

Peter Slipper at a previous court appearance in December.

Michael Inman Former federal politician Peter Slipper will ask a Canberra court to drop the fraud charges against him on mental health grounds.

Burglars jailed after looting cancer patient's home


Michael Inman Two men who looted the home of a cancer patient while he was in Sydney for surgery have been jailed.

John Papalii pleads guilty to supermarket robbery

West Belconnen Warriors forward John Papalii.

Michael Inman John Papalii has pleaded guilty to robbing and attempting to rob two Canberra supermarkets in December.

Man had bruised brain after 'king hit'

Scales of Justice outside the District Court in Brisbane.

Michael Inman A Page man who allegedly king hit a diner in the food court of Westfield Belconnen told a security guard the punch had been "revenge", court hears

Memorial to mark death of construction worker Wayne Vickery launched in West Macgregor

Matthew Raggatt and Michael Inman Work colleagues and family joined to mark the death of a building industry veteran on Saturday.