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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

'The police do not exist for me': diplomat to his estranged wife

International flags fly in Canberra at sunset.

Michael Inman and John Thistleton A Canberra-based diplomat allegedly boasted he was untouchable by police after he threatened to kill he estranged wife, a court has heard.

Inaugural Walk For Tara against domestic violence attracts thousands

Jewles Woodhouse, of Toora Women's House, at the fundraising walk at Lake Burley Griffin in honour of Tara Costigan.

Michael Inman Tara Costigan’s family have urged Canberrans to keep their “voices loud” against domestic violence so others would not have to suffer as they have.

Assault charge dismissed against man acquitted of strangling partner

Michael Inman A Canberra man acquitted of choking and threatening to kill his partner has been cleared of an assault charge against the same woman.

Canberra man acquitted of choking and threatening to kill his partner after birthday party celebration

David Christopher Laipato, 27, is on trial in the ACT Supreme Court accused of choking a woman and threatening to kill her.

Michael Inman A Canberra man has been acquitted of choking and threatening to kill his partner.

Prison drug ring accused committed for trial

Michael Inman Four alleged members of a jail drug ring have been committed to stand trial in the ACT Supreme Court.

Accused strangler "danced like a fairy" after choking victim, court hears

Michael Inman A Canberra man accused of choking and threatening to kill his partner “danced like fairy” afterwards, a court has heard.

Alleged victim of strangling says goitre caused her neck swelling

Michael Inman A Canberra woman allegedly choked unconscious by her partner says a goiter caused her neck to appear swollen.

Attempt to suspend entry for Canberra union official a political stunt to scare Senate: CFMEU

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Michael Inman The CFMEU says a federal agency's application to suspend Anthony Vitler from entering building sites is an attempt to gain political support.

Alleged choking victim recants her claims from the witness stand

Michael Inman A Canberra woman who accused her partner of choking and threatening to kill her has recanted her police statement from the witness stand.

Rebels bikie pleads guilty to bashing a man over a motorcycle debt

Michael Inman A Canberra bikie has pleaded guilty to bashing a man over a motorcycle repair bill.

Guilty verdict for Lazo Djenadija over historic child sex offences

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Michael Inman An ACT Supreme Court jury has found a janitor guilty of molesting two sisters in the 1980s.

Man wounded in Stirling during series of overnight shootings in Canberra

The scene of a shooting at Barlee Place in Stirling.

Michael Inman and Megan Gorrey A 36-year-old man has been shot in series of shootings overnight in Canberra.

Accused killer Jeffrey David Lee sat with his mother after Wanniassa murder, court hears

Accused: Jeffrey David Lee is charged with murdering Neal Wilkinson.

Michael Inman An accused killer allegedly sat with his bedridden mother and confessed to killing her de facto partner.

Canberra man who held mother captive rated a high risk of reoffending

The ACT Bar Association fears law changes will make the justice system less fair for accused people.

Michael Inman Forrest man who held mother captive after she sought help for his drug abuse rated strong risk of reoffending.

Proposed court changes 'institutionalises unfairness': Bar Association

The ACT Bar Association fears law changes will make the justice system less fair for accused people.

Michael Inman A peak legal body fears proposed legislation before the ACT Legislative Assembly will weaken the ability of an accused person to defend themselves.

Canberra Liberals call for security review of jail

Michael Inman The Canberra Liberals have called for a review of security at Canberra’s jail amid continued breaches by prisoners.

Man in hospital with brain bleed after alleged assault with guitar in Hackett

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Michael Inman A man suffered a brain bleed and facial fractures after he was allegedly struck with a guitar by his twin brother, a court has heard.

Probe launched into how sentenced prisoner updated social media on life inside Canberra jail

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Michael Inman Authorities are investigating how a series of posts appeared on a sentenced prisoner's Facebook account updating friends on life behind bars.

ACT courts churn through 26 per cent more cases

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Michael Inman Intensive trial periods and procedural changes significantly contributed to an increase of cases finalised in the ACT courts, the government says.

Man pleads guilty to armed home invasion in Red Hill

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Michael Inman The target of a violent home invasion hid under a bed of a Red Hill home to avoid being discovered. His attacker has pleaded guilty.