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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Owner of maggot-infested, malnourished dog not restricted from having pets: RSPCA

Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman "Lucky" was put down as a result of severe neglect. His owner was fined less than $500 and avoided restrictions on keeping pets.

NRMA supports ACT's zero-tolerance drug-drive regime

The unimpaired motorbike rider involved in this accident was charged with drug-driving over traces of cannabis.

Michael Inman The ACT Government and NRMA have defended the territory's drug drive laws, as the zero-tolerance regime is criticised for dragging unimpaired motorists before Canberra's courts.

ACT director of public prosecutions needs independent oversight: Jack Pappas

Jack Pappas wants an independent body to review prosecutorial decisions made by the ACT office of the DPP and costs orders introduced for those unfairly or improperly prosecuted in the Supreme Court.

Michael Inman Independent oversight of Canberra's prosecutors and a costs recovery mechanism in the ACT Supreme Court could improve the administration of justice in the capital, a veteran defence barrister says.

CFMEU urges probe into sham contracts, phoenixing and tax dodging on ACT sites

Michael Inman and Meredith Clisby The construction union has asked three government bodies to investigate sham contracting, tax dodging, and phoenixing in the ACT formwork industry.

Housekeeper injured at The Lodge exaggerates symptoms, but still wins compensation

A former housekeeper at the The Lodge will continue to receive workers' compensation.

Michael Inman A former housekeeper who hurt her back working at The Lodge will continue to receive compensation.

Canberra man acquitted of sexually assaulting step-granddaughter after three trials


Christopher Knaus, Michael Inman The man was accused of sexually assaulting the five-year-old girl while her family was visiting a dying relative.

Zero tolerance drug drive laws leads to conviction of unimpaired motorcyclist

Michael Inman An unimpaired motorcyclist has been suspended and fined for drug-driving after tests found traces of cannabis in his system from four days earlier.

Prolific Canberra armed robber sentenced to 16 years jail

The prolific armed robber has been sentenced to a further 16 years jail.

Michael Inman Armed robber already serving an 11 year sentence, gets another 16 years and ordered to pay back $30,000.

CFMEU faces $1.1 million lawsuit for alleged breaches

Michael Inman Eight Canberra union officials allegedly blockaded a northside worksite and demanded the builder sign a CFMEU approved enterprise agreement.

Canberra upskirting images edited into compilation set to music


Michael Inman A Canberra man edited upskirt images he had taken into a greatest hits video package, set to a backdrop of music.

ACT CFMEU official Anthony Vitler banned from building sites for three months

Michael Inman Vitler one of seven Construction, Forestry, Mining and Electrical Union officials from across Australia whose permit rights have been revoked.

Bikies meeting a fundraiser, not an interstate summit: Rebels

Luke Jardine, 23, with his father, Tony Jardine, who is a member of the Rebels Motorcycle Club.

Michael Inman Rebels bikies have spoken out about a fundraiser they will hold this weekend, after police branded the gathering as an interstate summit enabled by the ACT's lack of anti-consorting laws.

Upskirter filmed himself as he captured perverted footage


Michael Inman Offender had thousands of images and videos of upskirting in his possession.

'This is what you get for lying to me': offender

Michael Inman A Macquarie man viciously bashed and raped his partner because he thought she had cheated on him.

Canberra academy submits $111 million education precinct plan to ACT Government

Artist impressions of a student accommodation block at a proposed multi-million dollar plan by The Academy of Interactive Entertainment to transform the old Watson high school site into a education precinct.

Michael Inman A private Canberra academy has submitted a business case and master plan to transform the old Watson high school site into a multi-million dollar education precinct.

'There is 1 bullet 4 u and there is 1 bullet 4 me': offender

James Loulanting will not be eligible for parole until mid 2017.

Michael Inman A Canberra man threatened to kill his former partner after she refused him access to his son when he admitted he had used ice.

Canberra Comanchero boss pleads guilty to possessing ice and cocaine

Michael Inman A Canberra bikie boss has pleaded guilty to possessing ice and cocaine with a street value of up to $196,000.

Accused Vikings burglar who allegedly caused $240,000 of damage refused bail


Michael Inman Braddon man on burglary, theft and property damage charges refused bail.

Man pleads guilty to Watson machete attack

Scales of justice.

Michael Inman Attack left victim with a severed Achilles tendon, ligament damage to his fingers, and bone damage to his leg.

Teen who bribed step-sister before he molested her to be resentenced on appeal

Michael Inman A Canberra teenager who bribed his young step-sister with Pokemon cards before he molested her will be resentenced on appeal.