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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

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.

Skype affair cadet linked to initiation ring

Former ADFA cadets Dylan Deblaquiere, left, and Daniel McDonald, centre, leave the ACT Supreme Court after appearing in relation to the ADFA skype scandal.

Christopher Knaus, David Wroe An Army cadet who secretly streamed images of himself having sex with a female recruit to his friends in the notorious Skype affair has been linked to another, recent case of bastardisation.

People-smuggling accused trio maintain not-guilty pleas


Christopher Knaus Three Indonesian men fighting people smuggling charges in the ACT courts have appeared in the Supreme Court for the first time.

Pollsters willing to accept Kelly apology, court told

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Christopher Knaus Two pollsters suing federal Labor politician Mike Kelly over a tweet accusing them of ''push polling'' were willing to accept an apology over the claims, a court has heard.

Man drowns on NSW south coast

A woman was held at knifepoint for her Audi R8 convertible.

Christopher Knaus A man has drowned on the south coast today after being hit by a three metre wave near Mollymook.

Ita to champion nation's seniors

Ita Buttrose, Australian of the Year 2013.

Christopher Knaus Famed journalist, editor and businesswoman Ita Buttrose has vowed to fight the discrimination of ageing Australians, champion preventative health, and tackle the stigma and shame associated with...

60,000 hectares razed, power cut, highway breached as fires ravage state

Grass fire in paddock on Moore Road, Sunbury

Christopher Knaus and Lisa Cox It was the day authorities had predicted New South Wales could burn. And it did.

Firefighter hurt when truck overcome by fire in Gunning

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Christopher Knaus A firefighter has suffered minor burns while battling a fast moving grass fire just south of Gunning this afternoon.

Rich rewards for PS chiefs' ever-evolving responsibility

Ross Peake and Christopher Knaus The salary package of the Australian Federal Police commissioner will jump by $100,000 to $650,000 after a sweeping review of the responsibilities of senior officials.