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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Man who allegedly robbed ACTTAB goes on trial

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Christopher Knaus A masked man accused of a gunpoint robbery at the Erindale ACTTAB has gone on trial in the ACT Supreme Court.

Australian diplomat returned from posting after husband charged over child-sex allegations

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Philip Dorling and Christopher Knaus One of Australia's top diplomats has returned early from an overseas posting after her spouse was arrested and charged with child sex offences. 

Patriots Defence League president allegedly spat on Canberra driver

Canberra man Aaron Raymond Dudeck, also known as Aaron Raymond Hudson, leaves ACT Magistrates Court after being granted bail.

Christopher Knaus The local head of an Australian "patriots" league allegedly spat on a Canberra driver after watching the activities of a local Islamic centre this week, police say.

Botched rape case against ACT prison guard dropped after four months in jail

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Christopher Knaus An innocent ACT prison guard was locked up for months in one of Australia's most dangerous prisons after a flawed investigation of a NSW police worker's rape accusations.

Failing waste company leaves mountain of garbage, multimillion-dollar headache

Rubbish heap: Machinery stopped at the Skippy Bins site in West Belconnen.

Christopher Knaus A failing local company has left a mountain of rubbish at a disused depot, potentially leaving ACT taxpayers with a multi-million dollar clean-up bill.

Federal government fought special payments for starved, mistreated baby


Christopher Knaus The federal government repeatedly fought to strip special childcare payments from a child still recovering from near-fatal starvation and neglect as a baby.

Peeping tom used mirror, mobile phone to film women on public toilets


Christopher Knaus Mobile and mirror peeping tom warned by magistrate to be wary of any reoffending.

Bullying review into ACT ambulance culture delayed

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Christopher Knaus A review of problems with ACT Ambulance Service culture is behind schedule by several months.

Man committed suicide six days after brother's unsuccessful plea for help

Christopher Knaus Peter Zovak's brother begged ACT mental health to get help for his severely depressed, hallucinating, despondent sibling six days before he eventually took his life.

Inquiry says David Eastman should be freed


Christopher Knaus An inquiry has recommended David Harold Eastman's conviction for the assassination of ACT police chief Colin Stanley Winchester be quashed.

Geoffrey William 'Blackfella' Gowan: Companies face court over workplace death

Christopher Knaus Two companies have appeared in a Canberra court on charges relating to a workplace accident in which a man was fatally pinned to a hopper behind the Evatt shops in 2009.

Man who threatened to bury fiancee found guilty of bashing

Christopher Knaus A man has been found guilty of trapping his fiancee in her bedroom for two nights, brutally bashing her, drugging her, and threatening to kill her and ''bury her in the forest''.

Man found guilty of drugging, bashing fiancee

Christopher Knaus A man has been found guilty of trapping his fiancée in her bedroom for two nights, brutally bashing her, drugging her, and threatening to kill her and "bury her in the forest".

Companies in court over fatal workplace accident

Christopher Knaus Two companies have appeared in court over a workplace accident that saw a man fatally pinned to a hopper behind the Evatt shops in 2009.

Man charged over Higgins Capital Chemist robbery

Christopher Knaus A man who allegedly robbed a Canberra chemist at knifepoint, stealing prescription drugs and cash, has appeared in court charged with aggravated robbery.

Tasered man had fake gun made from toilet rolls, court hears

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Christopher Knaus A man who was tasered following an hour-long siege in Evatt overnight allegedly possessed a kitchen knife and a pretend gun, made of toilet paper rolls and a bent fork.

Child rapist Dennis Nona assaulted three times in jail, court hears

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Christopher Knaus A leading indigenous artist in prison for raping and sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl has been assaulted three times while in custody, a court has heard.

PS head apologises for email to staff

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Christopher Knaus One of the ACT's most senior public servants was forced to apologise after sending an all staff email that included the word ''leso'' in reference to homosexual women.

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Brothers in harm

Dylan Deblaquiere and Daniel McDonald.

Christopher Knaus 'I just had a f---ing sick idea pop into my head. F--- her and film it,' Deblaquiere wrote in 2011.

Warrior mentality still rules

News. ADFA Skype case at the ACT Supreme Court. The two convicted cadets. At left is Dylan Deblaquiere and at right is Daniel McDonald. October 23rd. 2013 Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

Christopher Knaus It was an impulsive plan, the abhorrence of which appeared to escape Dylan Deblaquiere in the crudely written text message he sent to his fellow ADFA officer cadet Daniel McDonald.