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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Royal commission told of alleged Canberra scaffolding price-fixing

Michael Inman The construction union allegedly discussed price-fixing in the Canberra scaffolding sector during enterprise bargaining talks, the royal commission has heard.

Man jailed for molesting step-daughters


Michael Inman A Canberra man who molested two of his step-daughters has been jailed.

ACT cop says CFMEU official 'tried to intimidate me'


Michael Inman A Canberra police officer has told the union royal commission that a CFMEU official "tried to intimidate me".

Company boss says lawsuit timed to discredit him before royal commission evidence

The offences carry maximum penalties of $51,000 per breach for a company and $10,200 for an individual.

Michael Inman CFMEU allege staff underpaid, but boss says lawsuit timed to discredit him ahead of his appearance before the royal commission this week.

Introduce financial compensation for human rights breaches: commissioner

Dr Helen Watchirs has urged the government to allow Canberra's courts to award financial compensation to those who have suffered a breach of their human rights.

Michael Inman Damages for Human Rights breaches should be introduced in the ACT as a way to gain full potential from the current protections in place, a watchdog says.

Former Canberra Raiders player and CFMEU official John Lomax arrested

Former Canberra Raiders player John Lomax will face court in August.

Michael Inman Former Canberra Raiders player John Lomax has been charged with one count of blackmail.

Extra jail time for child sex offender who plotted to silence witnesses

Court rules.

Michael Inman A child sex offender who hatched a jailhouse plot to silence two witnesses in a bid to dodge prosecution continues to deny responsibility.

Child porn suspect banned from approaching places frequented by children

Court rules.

Michael Inman A Canberra court has banned a Monash man accused of child pornography possession from approaching places frequented by children.

Jail for woman who stole government vehicle while driver cleaned toilets

Scales of Justice outside the District Court in Brisbane. Photo: Louie Douvis

Michael Inman A Kambah woman who stole an ACT government ute while its driver cleaned public toilets had a cask of wine beside her when arrested, a court has heard.

Lazo Djenadija jailed over historic child sex offences

Scales of Justice Photo: Louie Douvis

Michael Inman An email between two sisters' sparked memories of abuse at the hands of Lazo Djenadija, a court has heard.

Blackmail case: CFMEU official under investigation over other payments


Michael Inman A former union organiser accused of blackmailing the director of a Canberra formwork company.

Four people linked to major cannabis grow house bust plead not guilty

A police image from the Kaleen growhouse.

Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman Four people linked to 'most extensive' cannabis grow house network in the territory's history' plead not guilty.

Retired Victorian judge appointed to hear Eastman stay application

David Harold Eastman is arrested and handcuffed and is led to a police vehicle in December 1992, outside his flat in Reid in relation to the assasination of AFP Assistant Commissioner Colin Winchester. In the centre is Commander Rick Ninness.

Michael Inman David Harold Eastman's bid to avoid a retrial is set to be heard by a former top barrister who fought a number of high profile asbestos and mesothelioma cases.

Man turned to drugs to cope with relationship break up: court hears

Generic drug ice

Michael Inman A Canberra man turned to drug dealing to fund his habit in the wake of a relationship split, a court has heard.

Suspended jail sentence for man who beat his elderly neighbour

Court rules.

Michael Inman A Forde man who bashed his elderly neighbour after tensions in their street turned violent has shown no remorse for his actions, a court has heard.

Suspended sentence after home invader goes straight

A woman charged with causing public mischief has pleaded not guilty.

Michael Inman Man was given a chance to get his life together, with a jail sentence promised if he failed.

Woman demanded home, then falsely alleged rape: prosecution says

A woman charged with causing public mischief has pleaded not guilty.

Michael Inman A woman demanded her ex-partner give her their house and $90,000 at the time she falsely accused him of bashing and raping her, a court has heard.

Alleged home invader left his wallet behind after kicking in a door, court hears

Court rules.

Michael Inman An alleged home invader was identified after he dropped his wallet while kicking in a door, a court has heard.

Former Olympic boxer Adam Forsyth could be extradited over road-rage assault

Awaiting sentence: Former Olympic boxer Adam Tony Forsyth leaves the ACT Supreme Court in 2012. He is now in a WA jail.

Michael Inman Adam Forsyth is about to get out of prison in WA for giving false evidence to the Australian Crime Commission, but is still to be sentenced for Fyshwick attack.

Hitler Youth knife stirs unpleasant memories in court

A Conder man has been fined and ordered to be of good behaviour after police found him in possession of a Hitler Youth knife in public.

Michael Inman A Hitler Youth knife with the words "Blood and Honour!" has prompted a magistrate to warn a young Canberran that the war is still very real to many.