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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Canberra restaurateur jailed for importing cocaine

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Michael Inman A Canberra restaurateur has been jailed for importing $114,000 worth of cocaine from the United States.

Court upholds board's power to send offenders to jail

Michael Inman A Canberra court has upheld the Sentence Administration Board’s power to send an offender to jail.

Canberra man robbed Erindale service station with makeshift spear to pay off debts

Sentenced: Jye Bradley Slater, 19, admitted holding up a service station armed with a makeshift spear.

Michael Inman An unemployed Macgregor man held up a southside service station with a makeshift spear to help pay off debts.

Cameron Tully appeals conviction for molesting eight girls

Michael Inman Child predator Cameron Flynn Tully has lodged an appeal against his conviction for offences against eight young girls.

Allegedly murdered Canberra mother Norma Woutersz was found bound with rope in backyard

Allegedly murdered Canberra mother Norma Woutersz.

Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman A Canberra mother allegedly murdered by her daughter was found with significant head injuries and her hands and feet bound with rope.

Tree replacement, lower speed limits, and bike lane foreshadowed for revamped Kings and Commonwealth Avenues

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Michael Inman Planners will turn the tables on cars in favour of cyclists, pedestrians and light rail along Kings and Commonwealth Avenue.

Canberra Harmonie German Club celebrates 25 years since the Berlin Wall came down

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Michael Inman The Canberra Harmonie German club in Narrabundah released balloons on the weekend to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

No rush to mobile phone jammers despite alleged Canberra jail drug ring

Drug allegations: But no rush to introduce mobile phone jammers into Canberra jail.

Michael Inman The ACT will not rush mobile phone jammers into Canberra jail, despite allegations inmates used telecommunication to run a drug syndicate from behind bars.

Police bust alleged drug ring operating out of Canberra jail

Supply racket: Drugs, including  methylamphetamine and cannabis, along with mobile phones, were allegedly smuggled into the jail.

Michael Inman A syndicate has allegedly been running a lucrative drug operation in the ACT's prison.

Bail refused for Rebels bikie accused of bashing Finks

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Michael Inman A Rebels bikie allegedly involved in the bashing of rival gang members has been denied bail due to fears for public safety.

Babysitter sentenced to jail for molesting niece

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Michael Inman An intellectually disabled man has been sentenced to almost four years' jail after he admitted sexually molesting his niece.

Queanbeyan man avoids jail after his dog mauled man during fight at tent embassy

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Michael Inman A dispute over whether the national day should be called Australia Day or Invasion Day led to a man being assaulted and mauled by a dog at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, a court has heard.

Bail rejected for senior Rebel accused of bashing Finks outside Belconnen Mall


Michael Inman A senior Rebels bikie linked to the alleged bashing of two Finks members outside Belconnen mall has been denied bail.

Court dismisses landholders' appeal over 2003 Canberra bushfire

Devastated: Brindabella land owner Wayne West won't rule out a High Court challenge.

Michael Inman The decision closes another chapter in the marathon 2003 bushfire lawsuit.

Interstate Christian activists on board of Canberra group fighting mosque in Gungahlin

Against mosque: Concerned Citizens of Canberra board member Adrian Van Der Byl says he opposes

Michael Inman A Canberra group fighting the Gungahlin mosque on neighbourhood planning issues has two interstate Christian activists on its board.

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

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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.