Dan Oakes

Dan Oakes

Trader forgoes $80,000 in bid to clean up Footscray streets

Grant Miles

Dan Oakes After 15 years of trading in the centre of Footscray, Grant Miles could no longer stand by and watch the havoc wrought by alcohol abuse on the streets of the inner west.

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Police extend crackdown on city's gang robberies

Crime hot spot: Gangs of young men and women are targeting people on the northern side of the Yarra River.

Dan Oakes A trial operation targeting violent gang robberies in Melbourne's central business district and western suburbs will be rolled out indefinitely, senior police have said.

How the West was lost

Harbi Buku Khamis

Dan Oakes With no hope of a job, young African migrants in the western suburbs are turning to alcohol and drugs.