Alexandra Back, Canberra Times

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Canberra Times

Canberra, ACT, Australia

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Past articles by Alexandra:

Witness K jailed for three months fully suspended

The magistrate said it was not up to officials to decide when to depart from their secrecy obligations. → Read More

Kieran Horan hit with extra time after organising bashing on alleged pedophile in jail

Kieran Horan appeared in the ACT Magistrates Court on Thursday. → Read More

Louise Curtis loses bid to sue ProductReview website for damages

The businesswoman argued the reviews were all genuine, and alleged the site intentionally went out to harm her business. → Read More

ACT Bunnings store told to pay up after discrimination complaint

A woman who uses a wheelchair was left embarrassed and humiliated after an encounter with staff while shopping for plants at Bunnings. → Read More

Grace Tame's words give courage to sexual assault survivor

Grace Tame's courage has inspired sexual assault survivors. Picture: Adam McLean A woman raped by her abusive partner after he lured her back to him with promises he would change has drawn courage from Australian of the Year Grace Tame as she confronted the man in court. → Read More

Jayscen Newby jailed for 20 years for murdering former partner's Tinder date Frankie Prineas

Jayscen Newby picked up a knife and then cornered the pair in the flat's bedroom before stabbing Frankie Prineas 37 times. → Read More

Luke Bramley jailed after blasting guard with fire extinguisher

Luke John Bramley faced the ACT Magistrates Court on Wednesday for a string of driving and theft offences as well as the serious assault. → Read More

Tarek Elgayar pleads guilty to $44,000 fraud

Tarek Elgayar faced the ACT Magistrates Court last week charged with dishonestly causing a loss to a Commonwealth entity. → Read More

Sharon Stott appeals extortion plot jail sentence

The notorious Canberra criminal jailed over a violent shakedown attempt. → Read More

Babysitter Kevin Malone pleads not guilty to child rape

A 45-year-old man accused of raping the girl he used to babysit more than 10 years ago will fight the allegations at trial. → Read More

Simon Vunilagi, Josefa Navunisinu Masivesi and Isimeli Ilimeleki Natuwawa Vatanitawake appeal rape convictions

Defence barrister Steven Whybrow argued the judge had made her findings based on sexual stereotypes about how people would and would not behave. → Read More

ACT Labor MPs all back Bernard Collaery, Witness K in joint condemnation of prosecution

Katy Gallagher, Andrew Leigh, Alicia Payne and David Smith have spoken out in support of the Canberra lawyer. → Read More

Marist brothers abuse allegation 'markedly different' to those before it, court told

A lawyer being sued over the advice he gave to a victim of child sexual abuse to settle his claim says the man's accounts were unlike anything he had heard before or since. → Read More

Speeding driver fights fine, claiming entrapment by mobile camera van

Nishan Fonseka said he needed to accelerate to overtake a slower car and avoid a collision. → Read More

Frederick Tuifua pleads guilty to murdering bikie boss Pitasoni Ulavalu

Frederick Tuifua admitted to killing Ulavalu on the basis he was recklessly indifferent to life. → Read More

Christopher Millington and Aofangatuku Langi trial: Bikies found guilty of revenge attack

The sergeant-at-arms of the ACT chapter of the Comancheros has been found guilty of a violent arson attack in revenge on a rival who had defected to another gang. → Read More

Bradley Payne-Moore: Jail looms for download of 'appalling' child abuse material

The 32-year-old has pleaded guilty to two charges relating to using the internet to possess child exploitation material. → Read More

P-plate driver faces court over teen's death

A p-plate driver has faced court for the first time accused of crashing his car and killing his 16-year-old passenger. Ameen Hamdan, 19, appeared briefly in t... → Read More

Police 'ignored detained man's request to see nurse', lawyers say

Luke Marsh was not properly decontaminated after being pepper sprayed during his unlawful arrest, his lawyers say. → Read More

Bullied ACT government employee awarded $9000

The ACT government has been ordered to educate its staff on how not to trigger mental injuries. → Read More