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Cases with international connections mark Canberra courts in 2018

Cases with international connections mark Canberra courts in 2018

Canberra courts were marked by several high-profile and internationally flavoured cases in 2018.

  • by Alexandra Back

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Man allegedly strangles pregnant partner, throws 2yo girl on Christmas
Canberra

Man allegedly strangles pregnant partner, throws 2yo girl on Christmas

The court was told the man got into an argument with his partner after he accused her of hiding his bong.

  • by Elliot Williams
'I've led by example': Jon White on his time as DPP
Courts

'I've led by example': Jon White on his time as DPP

Canberra's outgoing chief prosecutor talks juries, suppression orders and our crime-ridden capital

  • by Sally Pryor
David Eastman's human rights case for wrongful conviction is back
Courts

David Eastman's human rights case for wrongful conviction is back

David Eastman served 6860 days of a life sentence for murdering Colin Winchester, but now he has been acquitted, his case against the government will resume.

  • by Alexandra Back
Planning authority in court after backflipping on development approval
Canberra

Planning authority in court after backflipping on development approval

A group that wants to build a waste management facility in Fyshwick has taken the ACT's planning authority to court after the authority revoked a development approval 16 months after it was granted.

  • by Alexandra Back
Former Comcar driver pleads guilty to operating illegal brothel
Sex work

Former Comcar driver pleads guilty to operating illegal brothel

Dimitrios Brendas' illegal Braddon brothel was discovered when a sex worker at an illegal brothel in Reid passed police a note.

  • by Elliot Williams
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Home building company fined $25,000 for work safety breaches
Canberra

Home building company fined $25,000 for work safety breaches

A Canberra residential construction company has been fined $25,000 for breaching work, health and safety laws.

  • by Alexandra Back
'Fighting tooth and nail': Owners back to court against ACT developer
ACT government

'Fighting tooth and nail': Owners back to court against ACT developer

The ACT government is failing to enforce its own building regulations, leaving apartment owners to fight legal battles against developers and the government.

  • by Daniel Burdon
Online travel companies on notice after Canberra man's Wotif case
Courts

Online travel companies on notice after Canberra man's Wotif case

Online travel companies are on notice that they are subject to Australian law after a man successfully sued global travel giant Expedia, a consumer law expert said Tuesday.

  • by Alexandra Back
Jail time for Canberra man who rode his motorbike 'with a death wish'
Canberra

Jail time for Canberra man who rode his motorbike 'with a death wish'

The man had been drinking heavily before getting on his motorcycle and riding 'with a death wish'.

  • by Elliot Williams
Canberra man sues travel giant Expedia over misleading and deceptive statements
Canberra

Canberra man sues travel giant Expedia over misleading and deceptive statements

The ad showed a neat beachfront shack complete with stunning views of pristine white sand, crystal clear waters and palm trees. The reality was different.

  • by Elliot Williams & Alexandra Back