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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Peter Slipper's bid to use fresh evidence to be blocked by prosecutors

Michael Inman A bid by Peter Slipper to produce fresh evidence in his fight against conviction will be blocked by the Commonwealth.

ADFA cadet Harlan Agresti committed for trial over two alleged rapes

Charged: Harlan Agresti.

Michael Inman An Australian Defence Force Academy officer cadet allegedly raped two fellow cadets after drinking in Civic.

Canberra anti-mosque group denies Queensland far right cash links

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Michael Inman A Canberra anti-mosque group denies taking an $8000 donation from a Queensland-based far right organisation to help fund legal challenge

Elderly burglary victim hospitalised after struggle with offender, court hears

Michael Inman The elderly victim of a southside burglary was hospitalised with a heart condition after wrestling with the intruder, a court has heard.

Sex offender's jail sentence cut on appeal

Sex offender: Navin Edwin is likely to be deported when his sentence finishes.

Michael Inman A convicted child sex offender could be free for Christmas next year after a court cut his sentence on appeal.

Rebels bashed Finks outside Belconnen Mall and took clothes, court hears


Michael Inman Three Rebels gang members allegedly pulled a gun and bashed two Finks members outside Belconnen mall earlier this month.

Police find 28 kilograms of drugs in vehicle in Curtin

An armed police officer stands guard over one of the ACT's largest drug seizure of methamphetamine.

Henry Belot and Michael Inman ACT Policing seized approximately 28 kilograms of a substance they suspect to be methyl amphetamine in a search of a vehicle in Curtin on Thursday.

Anthony Catanzariti jailed for torture, sexual assault of drug dealer over debt

Michael Inman A Watson man who tortured and sexually assaulted a drug dealer during a prolonged attack over a $2500 debt has been sentenced to almost seven years jail.

Former ACT Chief Justice Terence Higgins has fond memories of Gough Whitlam

Michael Inman Former ACT Chief Justice Terence Higgins has remembered Mr Whitlam as “considerate”, “learned”, and possessed “a great insight”.

Billy Bartolomeus Tamawiwy pleads not guilty to charges he used fake Facebook account to trick boy into sex

Charged: Billy Tamawiwy is accused of using a fake Facebook profile to have sex with another man.

Michael Inman A Canberra man accused of posing as a woman online to blackmail and rape a teenager has entered pleas to a number of charges.

Boy with cerebral palsy wins $7.5-million payout from ACT Government after lawsuit claimed negligence caused his disability

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Michael Inman Court documents said Canberra Hospital negligence lead to 40 different injuries including seizures, multi-organ damage and cognitive impairment.

Woman convicted of helping Belconnen knife attacker given chance to avoid jail


Michael Inman A woman involved in a stabbing at a northside bus stop must show her commitment to rehabilitation.

Any movement matters to defuse ticking time bomb of desk jobs: 45 and Up Study shows

Being chained to a desk can prove fatal.

Natasha Boddy and Michael Inman Swapping an hour of sitting for standing may just keep you alive for longer.

Childcare worker pleads guilty to theft of $42,000 from northside centre

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Michael Inman Tanya Maree Diamond, 42, appeared in the ACT Magistrates Court on Tuesday on one count of obtaining property by deception.

Fear of prison hard man Matthew Massey is not a reason for bail

Prison hard man: Matthew Massey

Michael Inman Court tells accused man the fear of a notorious Canberra hard man is not a get out of jail free card.

ACT government shortlists two to build new ACT courts precinct

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Michael Inman Two consortiums are on the ACT government's shortlist to build the new Canberra courts precinct.

NSW government takes legal action to move wind power turbines near Crookwell

Michael Inman The NSW Government has launched legal action against the $250-million Gullen Range Wind Farm over "unapproved" siting of some turbines.

Lawsuit claims Canberra Hospital caused boy's cerebral palsy

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Michael Inman Court told Canberra Hospital errors led to boy's severe medical conditions.

Calvary Hospital may need bail out from parent company

Financial doldrums: Calvary Hospital posted a $4.9 million deficit last financial year, down from a $1.1 million surplus in 2012-13.

Michael Inman and Natasha Boddy Calvary Hospital may need to be bailed out by its parent company after suffering a $6 million change of fortunes in just a year.

Calvary Hospital hit by financial woes

Natasha Boddy and Michael Inman Calvary Hospital has instituted a staff freeze after posting a $4.9 million loss.