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'Sorry': ratepayer to pay as union vs Liberal defamation case settles

'Sorry': ratepayer to pay as union vs Liberal defamation case settles

A long-running defamation case between ex-Canberra union boss Dean Hall and MLA Jeremy Hanson is effectively over, but we'll be the ones paying for it.

  • by Michael Inman

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Cartel charges laid against Canberra union boss
Canberra

Cartel charges laid against Canberra union boss

The construction union allegedly attempted to induce the territory's steelfixing and scaffolding businesses to engage in cartel conduct.

  • by Michael Inman
The fictional backpack bomb, the note, and the botched bank robbery
Canberra

The fictional backpack bomb, the note, and the botched bank robbery

A Canberra man who claimed he had a bomb during an "amateurish" botched bank robbery has been spared a stint behind bars.

  • by Michael Inman
Police 'unjustifiably placed' motorists in danger during fatal pursuit
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Police 'unjustifiably placed' motorists in danger during fatal pursuit

Coroner Peter Morrison has found that Timothy Smith-Brown, 24, died as a result of his own actions.

  • by Michael Inman
Canberra judge questions laws that allow dangerous dogs
Canberra

Canberra judge questions laws that allow dangerous dogs

A Canberra man who lost part of his hand in a dog attack at a public housing complex will not be compensated for his injuries.

  • by Michael Inman
Former Canberra Anglican priest jailed for historic rapes
Canberra

Former Canberra Anglican priest jailed for historic rapes

A former Anglican priest who raped a young girl on the pew of a Canberra church had a long-history of molesting children.

  • by Michael Inman
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Man arrested after note alleging family violence handed in to school
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Man arrested after note alleging family violence handed in to school

A 64-year-old man allegedly threatened his stepson with a knife while also threatening to kill the family bird, a court has heard.

  • by Andrew Brown
ACT appoints its first Aboriginal judicial officer
Canberra

ACT appoints its first Aboriginal judicial officer

Canberra defence lawyer Louise Taylor has been appointed as the ACT's eighth magistrate. Ms Taylor is the jurisdictions first Aboriginal judicial officer.

  • by Michael Inman
Braddon man allegedly defrauded $100,000 from a Good Samaritan

Braddon man allegedly defrauded $100,000 from a Good Samaritan

A Braddon man accused of claiming ill health to defraud $100,000 from a Good Samaritan has been remanded in custody.

'Greedy and stupid' offender to repay $11,692 in fake insurance claims
Canberra

'Greedy and stupid' offender to repay $11,692 in fake insurance claims

A former international university student has escaped time behind bars for a "sophisticated" health insurance fraud.

  • by Michael Inman
Canberra brothel madam could face extra charges: prosecutors
Canberra

Canberra brothel madam could face extra charges: prosecutors

Police investigators must wait for a key witness to complete a Red Cross human trafficking program before she can be interviewed, the court has heard.

  • by Michael Inman