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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

Anthony Catanzariti jailed for torture, sexual assault of drug dealer over debt

Michael Inman A Watson man who tortured and sexually assaulted a drug dealer during a prolonged attack over a $2500 debt has been sentenced to almost seven years jail.

Former ACT Chief Justice Terence Higgins has fond memories of Gough Whitlam

Michael Inman Former ACT Chief Justice Terence Higgins has remembered Mr Whitlam as “considerate”, “learned”, and possessed “a great insight”.

Billy Bartolomeus Tamawiwy pleads not guilty to charges he used fake Facebook account to trick boy into sex

Charged: Billy Tamawiwy is accused of using a fake Facebook profile to have sex with another man.

Michael Inman A Canberra man accused of posing as a woman online to blackmail and rape a teenager has entered pleas to a number of charges.

Boy with cerebral palsy wins $7.5-million payout from ACT Government after lawsuit claimed negligence caused his disability

Canberra Hospital.

Michael Inman Court documents said Canberra Hospital negligence lead to 40 different injuries including seizures, multi-organ damage and cognitive impairment.

Woman convicted of helping Belconnen knife attacker given chance to avoid jail


Michael Inman A woman involved in a stabbing at a northside bus stop must show her commitment to rehabilitation.

Any movement matters to defuse ticking time bomb of desk jobs: 45 and Up Study shows

Being chained to a desk can prove fatal.

Natasha Boddy and Michael Inman Swapping an hour of sitting for standing may just keep you alive for longer.

Childcare worker pleads guilty to theft of $42,000 from northside centre

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Michael Inman Tanya Maree Diamond, 42, appeared in the ACT Magistrates Court on Tuesday on one count of obtaining property by deception.

Fear of prison hard man Matthew Massey is not a reason for bail

Prison hard man: Matthew Massey

Michael Inman Court tells accused man the fear of a notorious Canberra hard man is not a get out of jail free card.

NSW government takes legal action to move wind power turbines near Crookwell

Michael Inman The NSW Government has launched legal action against the $250-million Gullen Range Wind Farm over "unapproved" siting of some turbines.

ACT government shortlists two to build new ACT courts precinct

ACT Supreme Court.

Michael Inman Two consortiums are on the ACT government's shortlist to build the new Canberra courts precinct.

Lawsuit claims Canberra Hospital caused boy's cerebral palsy

Canberra Hospital.

Michael Inman Court told Canberra Hospital errors led to boy's severe medical conditions.

Calvary Hospital may need bail out from parent company

Financial doldrums: Calvary Hospital posted a $4.9 million deficit last financial year, down from a $1.1 million surplus in 2012-13.

Michael Inman and Natasha Boddy Calvary Hospital may need to be bailed out by its parent company after suffering a $6 million change of fortunes in just a year.

Calvary Hospital hit by financial woes

Natasha Boddy and Michael Inman Calvary Hospital has instituted a staff freeze after posting a $4.9 million loss.

Key CCTV evidence of Queanbeyan pub assault not supplied by police

Pub  assault: Court told of evidence.

Michael Inman CCTV footage of a bar assault where a man was bashed has not been supplied by police, a defence lawyer says.

Tribunal rejects ex-coach's claim of debts by Robert de Castella

Michael Inman For the fourth time, a Canberra tribunal has rejected a claim against marathon legend Robert de Castella, but hasn't ruled on a "vexatious litigant" counter-claim.

Gungahlin man jailed for choking girlfriend in martial arts hold

Jailed: Man who choked woman is sent to prison.

Michael Inman Woman had tried to scream but could not make a noise, the ACT Magistrates Court told.

Copa Brazilian restaurant owners facing criminal charges over mass food poisoning

Scene of food poisoning outbreak: The Copa Brazilian restaurant in Dickson.

Christopher Knaus and Michael Inman Largest salmonella poisoning outbreak in Canberra's history leads to owners of the former Copa Brazilian restaurant being charged with criminal offences.

Royal Australian Mint targets 230kW-plus solar system

Michael Inman The Royal Australian Mint is a step closer to installing solar panels in a bid to cut costs and carbon intensity.

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ACT Bar Association welcomes new president Shane Gill

New president: Shane Gill says Bar has a responsibility to press for a legal system that delivers better justice.

Michael Inman Incoming ACT Bar Association president Shane Gill said the organisation would continue to press for a legal system that delivered better justice.

Cameron Tully sentenced to jail for molesting girls

Cameron Tully

Michael Inman Victims and families embrace in a subdued display outside court after sentencing.