About Albert McKnight

Raised on the NSW South Coast, Albert studied psychology at the University of Wollongong before starting in journalism.

He has seven years’ experience as a reporter in the region covering a multitude of issues, from politics and police, to court and community.

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Accusations women were ‘brazenly’ molested in Gungahlin Marketplace
A catering contractor allegedly grabbed or sexually touched two women in the Gungahlin Marketplace, including one with her 16-month-old baby. Bonner man Njabulo Ndlovu was charged over the offences and has been refused bail, as the ACT court ruled that if the facts of the matter were correct, then it appeared his alleged behaviour was escalating. Court documents show in...
Joshua Higgins guilty of manslaughter over death of friend in Gungahlin
Joshua Higgins gave a massive sigh of relief when the jury cleared him of murdering his friend, Gungahlin man Jae-Ho Oh. The verdict marks the end of the month-long trial in the ACT Supreme Court, during which Higgins claimed he had acted in self-defence after the pair had a fight in Mr Oh's one-bedroom home on 11 March 2019. Higgins...
Court hears murder accused’s version of night Gungahlin man died
For the first time, the ACT Supreme Court has heard the man accused of murdering Jae-Ho Oh give his version of the night the Gungahlin man died in his own words. Joshua Higgins, 32, has pleaded not guilty to murdering the divorced Korean father-of-one, whom he had been friends with for years. He has been accused of stabbing his alleged...
Sex offender pleads guilty to possessing thousands of images of child abuse
A north Canberra man faces 15 years in jail for possessing thousands of examples of child abuse material. Stephen John Barber, 67, has admitted to possessing the horrific files and will be sentenced for his offences the next time he appears before the courts. The agreed statement of facts in the matter shows Barber had accessed child abuse material as...
Burglar apologises as he robs the same house on consecutive days
A man stopped to apologise to two of his victims while on a short-lived robbery spree at the same home in Canberra last year. Alexander Ian Saunders, 24, has admitted to the robberies, detailed in the sentencing remarks recently released by ACT Supreme Court Chief Justice Helen Murrell. The facts in the matter state that late one night in May...