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Veil of secrecy over ACT child protection system could expand

Veil of secrecy over ACT child protection system could expand

The veil of secrecy surrounding the ACT's ailing child protection system could be further widened.

  • by Daniel Burdon

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Brother Kostka trial ends with 'unusual' defence concession
Sex abuse

Brother Kostka trial ends with 'unusual' defence concession

Court hears of more abuse allegedly committed by former Marist Brother Kostka Chute.

  • by Elliot Williams
Convicted murderer Kai Yuen gets added time for prison stabbing
Prisons

Convicted murderer Kai Yuen gets added time for prison stabbing

Kai Yuen will spend a minimum of 21 years in jail for murder and two prison assaults.

  • by Elliot Williams
Ex-Marist brother allegedly groomed young boy for up to a year
Sex abuse

Ex-Marist brother allegedly groomed young boy for up to a year

The alleged victim said he was too afraid to speak of the abuse because of what he feared his father would do to Brother Kostka if he found out.

  • by Elliot Williams
No jail for homeless man witnessed having sex in Civic skate park
Canberra

No jail for homeless man witnessed having sex in Civic skate park

The man was seen having sexual intercourse in the Civic skate park during peak hour on a Friday evening.

  • by Elliot Williams
'I feel broken': Court hears of alleged abuse by ex-Marist brother
Sex abuse

'I feel broken': Court hears of alleged abuse by ex-Marist brother

One victim said he reported the alleged abuse to police as a child and was told he was making it up.

  • by Elliot Williams
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Angela Smith jailed for five years over fatal crash
Canberra

Angela Smith jailed for five years over fatal crash

Angela Lea Smith, the drug driver who was speeding when she lost control of her car and caused a passenger to die in a crash, has been jailed for five years.

  • by Alexandra Back
'I am not the crook' claims Canberra lawyer struck from roll
Canberra

'I am not the crook' claims Canberra lawyer struck from roll

A Canberra lawyer has been named and struck from the roll of legal practitioners after multiple complaints.

  • by Alexandra Back
Policeman pleads guilty to negligent driving over fatal Kaleen crash
Canberra

Policeman pleads guilty to negligent driving over fatal Kaleen crash

A police officer who caused a fatal crash after running a red light has pleaded guilty to negligent driving causing death.

  • by Alexandra Back
Teen charged with attempted murder over alleged Palmerston assault
Canberra

Teen charged with attempted murder over alleged Palmerston assault

Police say the boy randomly attacked three people, including an 83-year-old man who suffered critical injuries.

  • by Alexandra Back
Jury hung in trial of policeman who impersonated neighbour
Canberra

Jury hung in trial of policeman who impersonated neighbour

The trial of a policeman accused of unlawfully accessing the police database and impersonating his neighbor while calling in a noise complaint has ended in a hung jury.

  • by Alexandra Back