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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Emergence of Canberra Comanchero chapter linked to southside shooting

Three more men with links to the Comancheros have been charged with extortion.

Michael Inman Rebels bikies fired shots at the home of a rival gang member as tensions with a newly established Canberra Comanchero chapter reach boiling point, police believe.

Police called to stop union officials entering Canberra worksite

Canberra's concrete industry has just a 10 per cent compliance with safety regulations.

Michael Inman Federal police officers were called to a Canberra worksite last year to stop union officials entering during a concrete pour.

Drug debts from cannabis use after cancer scare led to grow house

Michael Inman A young man began smoking cannabis to manage cancer treatment, but soon found himself cultivating 98 plants to pay his drug debts.

Medical centre owner failed to report employee for relationship with patient


Michael Inman Owner of Belconnen Medical Centre failed to report doctor for having sexual relationship with patient during Medicare-billed consultations.

Court bans university from sacking academic who worked as a consultant

Hearing planned

Michael Inman Because there was no negative feedback from superiors, a varsity academic thought there was no issue with her taking on a consultant role on the side. Michael Inman reports.

Judicial watchdog established despite concerns from Bar Association

Former soldier released.

Michael Inman and Henry Belot A new judicial watchdog has been established to hold judges and magistrates accountable for minor offences and to respond to complaints from the public

Date set for David Eastman trial on 1989 assassination

David Harold Eastman is arrested and handcuffed and is led to a police vehicle in December 1992.

Michael Inman David Eastman will stand trial for the murder of ACT police chief Colin Stanley Winchester in February next year, however, his legal team, in response, has applied for a stay against the ACT Director...

Man who bashed dog fined and banned from owning a pet for two years

Michael Inman A Bonner man who beat his dog with a pole has been fined and banned from owning a pet.

Former Canberra Capital turned drug addict on road to rehabilitation

The court heard Janna Maree Sladic had made significant strides towards rehabilitation.

Michael Inman A former elite sportswoman turned drug addict has avoided jail after proving she is on the road to rehabilitation.

Robber who used coffee-filled syringe in robbery jailed

Michael Inman and Christopher Knaus Cash to buy heroin to alleviate back pain drove Scott Robert Thomas to load a syringe with coffee and rob two service stations, a court has heard.

Alleged damaged bumper lands convicted armed robber back behind bars

Michael Inman Former offender's appeal for bail rejected as court assesses risk.

Prosecutors believe Canberra restaurateur's jail sentence for trafficking cocaine inadequate

Michael Inman Federal prosecutors will appeal the sentence handed to a Canberra restaurateur jailed for importing cocaine.

Man found guilty of attempt to smuggle ice to Darwin on internal flight


Michael Inman It has been revealed a Canberra man who attempted to smuggle ice into the Northern Territory intended the flight to be a test run for larger quantities. Michael Inman reports.

Man jailed for one punch attack that fractured man's skull

Assault at Academy Nightclub

Michael Inman The victim of a one-punch assault outside a Civic nightclub has permanently lost his sense of smell, a court has heard.

Family granted appeal to renew inquiry bid for Lima Thatcher's death

Lima Thatcher died 10 days after her hospital admission.

Michael Inman A family's quest for an probe into their grandmothers death has been reignited by a Canberra court decision.

CSIRO employee's claim her water was contaminated with faeces rejected by tribunal

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal found federal workplace insurer Comcare had no liability for member's ill-health.

Michael Inman A CSIRO media manager who says she contracted a virus after drinking contaminated water at a conference has lost her bid for compensation.

Street preacher jailed for stabbing launches legal battle for prison job

Michael Inman A street preacher jailed for a frenzied stabbing tells court he would "kill" for a cleaning job at Canberra jail.

Vegetarian restaurateur did not want to kill cockroaches on moral grounds


Michael Inman The owner of a Dickson vegetarian restaurant, fined $16,000, after he failed to wipe out a a cockroach infestation because it would have involved “killing little insects”.

Popular bakery fined for food safety breaches

Michael Inman The clean-up took only hours, but the risk to public health through potentially contaminated food has seen one of Canberra’s largest private bakeries fined $10,000.

Canberra brothels found in breach of work safety laws

35 occupational health and safety improvement notices were issued to brothels in 2013-14.

Michael Inman Canberra's sex trade compliant with industry specific work safety laws, but continue a recent trend of breaching general occupational health and safety laws.