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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Public servant used Commonwealth credit card to fund extravagant lifestyle


Michael Inman A Canberra public servant used a Commonwealth credit card to pay for a skydiving adventure during a fraudulent taxpayer-funded trip to the Gold Coast.

'White dust' from Mr Fluffy demolition filled Waramanga street: resident

Waramanga resident Lynn Richardson reports dust filled Garanya Street during a Mr Fluffy demolition in September.

Michael Inman White dust reportedly filled a southside street during a Mr Fluffy demolition late last month, raising fears of asbestos contamination to those nearby.

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Canberra rugby league player charged with serious assault after on-field punches


Michael Inman A Canberra rugby league player has been charged with a serious assault after he allegedly broke a rival's jaw and nose during an on-field altercation.

Two men linked to an alleged Canberra prison drug syndicate jailed


Michael Inman Two men linked to an alleged Canberra jail drug syndicate have been locked up in NSW on drug charges.

Former University of Canberra academic charged with sex offences against students

Charged: Former University of Canberra law professor Arthur Marshall Hoyle of Lyons.

Michael Inman A former professor is to surrender his passport after he was charged with sexually assaulting four students.

Bail eased for unions royal commission perjury accused Tuungafasi Manase

Michael Inman Evatt man accused of perjury in the unions royal commission will be able to leave the territory to visit sick father.

Multimillion dollar infrastructure project could save parliamentary triangle fountains

The National Capital Authority has challenged engineers to restore the historic fountains at Old Parliament House.

Henry Belot and Michael Inman A $9 million-plus plan could see the Parliamentary Triangle’s fountains, left dormant for a decade, flow again.

Prosecutors to drop charges against CFMEU official and former NRL star John Lomax

John Lomax is a former international rugby league rep.

Michael Inman Exclusive: An embarrassing twist in one of the highest profile cases emerging from the Trade Union Royal Commission.

Canberra career criminal Anthony Hagen dies of cancer

Michael Inman A key member of an alleged Canberra jail drug syndicate has died, aged 56.

Man on trial for assault at Belconnen Soccer Club

Michael Inman A Canberra man suffered three eye socket fractures, a broken nose and cheek, chipped teeth, and a cut face after an alleged assault at a northside club.

Hit-and-run driver Justin Monfries denied lung transplant before death

Justin Monfries, convicted of running down Linda Cox  while running a red light in a stolen car, died of natural causes, coroner finds.

Michael Inman Justin Monfries was denied a life-saving lung transplant the month before his death an inquest has heard.

Alleged burglar accused of stealing luxury convertible just released on parole


Michael Inman A Conder man who allegedly stole a luxury convertible then used it in an attempted burglary hours later had been released from jail earlier this month.

Off-duty police officer chases, arrests woman alleged to have robbed Kambah BWS


Michael Inman and Emma Kelly An off-duty police officer chased and arrested a woman alleged to have robbed a liquor store on Sunday.

WorkSafe inspector exposed to asbestos after botched demolition of Mr Fluffy home

Michael Inman The botched demolition of a Mr Fluffy house reportedly created large plumes of asbestos-contaminated dust.

Subcontractors seek assurances from Bupa for work on Canberra aged care facility


Michael Inman Canberra subcontractors have sought assurances from healthcare giant Bupa to guarantee payment for work completed on a southside aged care facility.

Canberra CFMEU boss a target in police raids

Michael Inman Police are investigating Canberra construction union boss Dean Hall over allegations of blackmail.

AFP freeze Canberra CFMEU investigation until court can rule on legality of raid


Michael Inman The Federal Police will halt its investigation into the CFMEU ACT branch until a court can rule on the legality of a raid last month.

Terrence Freebody did not deserve brutal murder by Luigi Costa: family

Terrence Freebody's family said he lived life as a 'true gentleman'.

Michael Inman Terrence Freebody was stomped on and repeatedly stabbed by his neighbour, Luigi Costa.

Police raids on Dickson headquarters 'illegal': CFMEU court case


Michael Inman Police could be forced to hand back or destroy thousands of documents seized during raids on CFMEU head office.

Alleged thief nabbed in citizen's arrest

Michael Inman An alleged thief attacked a car owner, but the owner fought back with two punches and pinned the intruder to the ground until police arrived.