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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Court sends alleged nuisance caller for mental health check

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Michael Inman A Queanbeyan man accused of making nuisance calls to emergency services believed police had conspired to shoot or electrocute him, court hears.

Lawyers say Canberra jail security faults cut access to inmates


Michael Inman A key Canberra jail security check has been out of action for almost three months, causing delays for lawyers visiting clients.

Canberra woman Lauren Suzanne Aynsley acquitted of hit and run on love rival

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Michael Inman A Canberra woman sentenced for a hit and run on her former friend during a fight over a love interest has had her conviction overturned on appeal.

Man jailed for almost four years for two knifepoint robberies

Michael Inman A Canberra man who stole $360 during two knifepoint robberies has been jailed for almost four years.

Man wins $85,000 after chunk of his ear bitten off in Dickson bar

Michael Inman A Canberra man has won a $85,000 payout after part of his ear was bitten off at northside nighspot.

Octogenarian had skull fractured in assault

Michael Inman A Torrens man has been charged over the bashing of an 82-year-old man, which caused life-threatening skull fractures and a brain bleed.

Leading NSW anti-corruption figure appointed to hear Eastman stay application

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Michael Inman A leading NSW anti-corruption figure has been appointed to hear David Harold Eastman’s bid to avoid a retrial.

Man with apparent fear of shopping centres and lost libido loses compensation claim

Michael Inman and Henry Belot A Canberra court has thrown out lawsuit by a man who claims Westpac Bank caused him to develop a fear of shopping centres and suffered a loss of libido.

Rebels bikie accused of bashing Finks granted Christmas bail

CCTV of Rebels fight with Finks at Belconnen Mall

Michael Inman Three Rebels bikie gang members accused of attacking and stripping two Finks members of their colours will face aggravated robbery charges, a court has heard.

Hoddle Street killer denied bid to cross-examine Australian Army brigadier general

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Michael Inman Hoddle Street mass killer lawsuit against Commonwealth set to be heard in the new year.

No extra jail time for murder plot trio

Alexander Duffy leaves the Supreme Court in Canberra after his sentence hearing in 2013.

Michael Inman Canberra prosecutors have lost a bid to increase the jail sentences of three young men who plotted to kill a Canberra teenager.

Jon Stanhope named new ACT Legal Aid Commission president


Michael Inman Former chief minister Jon Stanhope has been appointed president of the ACT Legal Aid Commission.

ACT judge reserves decision in Peter Slipper appeal

Michael Inman Commonwealth prosecutor says Peter Slipper’s fraud conviction should stand because he broke the law.

Canberra man found guilty of incest and buying young girl a vibrator sentenced to nine years in jail

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Michael Inman Man's selfish bid to corrupt a disabled child involved buying the young girl a vibrator, showing her pornography and molesting her.

Police officer given suspended jail sentence for looking at child porn

In the balance: The scales of justice

Michael Inman A decorated ACT police officer has avoided jail after he accessed child porn online.

Former speaker Peter Slipper appeals against fraud conviction

Michael Inman A judge has indicated he will not accept fresh evidence in Peter Slipper’s bid to overturn a conviction for defrauding the Commonwealth.

Man kneed pregnant fiance, threatened to kill her

Acting Justice Stephen Walmsley will hand down sentence later this week.

Michael Inman A Narrabundah man who tried to kill his unborn child claimed he could not remember the attack, a court has heard.

Man who molested sisters sentenced to decade behind bars

Michael Alan Gillard in 2011.

Michael Inman Canberra man who “cynically and evilly” molested two young sisters sentenced to 11 years jail.

ACT Police interview Hoddle Street killer over historic stabbing

Julian Knight being taken away by police after the Hoddle Street shooting.

Michael Inman Two Canberra police officers have reportedly visited Hoddle Street killer Julian Knight at Port Phillip to question him over a 1987 stabbing at a Civic nightclub.

Former leader Gary Humphries gives Canberra Liberals an angry tune-up

Former leader Gary Humphries says Canberra Liberals are heading toward their fifth successive defeat unless the party reforms itself.

Noel Towell and Michael Inman Dead people on the Canberra Liberals' membership lists a symptom of wider malaise, says former leader.