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Michael Inman is a courts reporter for The Canberra Times

David Eastman inquiry: police in court bid over report's publication

David Eastman.

Michael Inman AFP launch a last gasp bid to prevent the imminent publication of at least some parts of Eastman report.

SITA, Adecco fined $5000 for worker's death at Evatt shops

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Michael Inman Two companies convicted and fined for negligence that contributed to worker's death.

Supreme Court to rule on David Eastman's murder conviction

Convicted of killing Colin Winchester: David Harold Eastman is arrested at his Reid flat in 1992.

Michael Inman The inquiry into David Harold Eastman's murder conviction has formally ended, with the board lodging its findings with the ACT Supreme Court on Thursday.

Alleged thief stored stolen goods at relatives' homes


Michael Inman A Canberra man accused of property and fraud offences stored property alleged to have been stolen at the homes of his relatives, a court has heard.

Dessert reduced on jail menu as inmates watch waistlines

The Alexander Maconochie Centre.

Michael Inman Inmates at Canberra’s jail have had dessert reduced on the menu as more and more are watching their waistlines.

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Man accused of groping women put behind bars

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Michael Inman A Canberra magistrate has refused to accept the guilty pleas of a Gordon man accused of groping and indecently assaulting three women in Civic on Wednesday morning.

Alleged drug trafficker charged with further two offences

Michael Inman An alleged drug trafficker sold uncover police more than $120,000 worth of cocaine in three deals in Crace, police allege.

Bushfire compensation appeal starts

Michael Inman The legal battle between property owners and the NSW government over liability for Canberra bushfires has started in a Canberra court.

Peter Slipper wants charges dismissed on mental health grounds

Peter Slipper at a previous court appearance in December.

Michael Inman Former federal politician Peter Slipper will ask a Canberra court to drop the fraud charges against him on mental health grounds.

Burglars jailed after looting cancer patient's home


Michael Inman Two men who looted the home of a cancer patient while he was in Sydney for surgery have been jailed.

John Papalii pleads guilty to supermarket robbery

West Belconnen Warriors forward John Papalii.

Michael Inman John Papalii has pleaded guilty to robbing and attempting to rob two Canberra supermarkets in December.

Man had bruised brain after 'king hit'

Scales of Justice outside the District Court in Brisbane.

Michael Inman A Page man who allegedly king hit a diner in the food court of Westfield Belconnen told a security guard the punch had been "revenge", court hears

Memorial to mark death of construction worker Wayne Vickery launched in West Macgregor

Matthew Raggatt and Michael Inman Work colleagues and family joined to mark the death of a building industry veteran on Saturday.

Rehabilitation hit by reduced jail visitation: prison rights group

Michael Inman A reduction in the number of days inmates at Canberra jail can receive visitors could impact on rehabilitation, a prisoner’s rights group says.

Canberra kangaroo cull remains on hold

More than 1600 kangaroos will be shot as part of the cull.

Michael Inman Plans to cull more than 1600 kangaroos in ACT nature reserves have been delayed for another week.

Woman who lied about death to get leave loses compo bid


Michael Inman A public servant who lied about grandmother's death to get leave loses compensation bid.

Inquest into northside worksite death stalls again

Wayne Vickery was killed at a West Macgregor worksite in 2011.

Michael Inman Answers into cause of workplace death still unanswered.

Budget cuts to legal aid to affect most disadvantaged

Attorney General SImon Corbell

Michael Inman The federal budget cuts to legal aid will undermine access to justice for Canberra’s most disadvantaged.

Giralang shop fight goes to the High Court

A group of retailers is challenging the redevelopment of the derelict Giralang shops.

Michael Inman A group of northside retailers has won the right to fight a controversial supermarket development.

Indigenous artist and child sex offender Dennis Nona loses bid for release

Dennis Nona is a highly regarded artist.

Michael Inman An award-winning indigenous artist jailed for child sex crimes has lost a bid for release on bail.