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Senior reporter for The Age
Rania Spooner, Chris Vedelago and Tammy Mills In the year to June, almost half of crimes against Victorians were related to family violence, and authorities warn a plateau in the figures won't come any time soon.
Cameron Houston, Chris Vedelago Victoria's rising crime rate has been exacerbated by an alarming rise in the number of offenders violating their bail conditions, which now exceeds 50 breaches each day.
Chris Vedelago, Cameron Houston Shane "Dr Ageless" Charter will be grilled in the Federal Court over his role in allegedly helping to hide millions of dollars in assets on behalf of an underworld family.
Chris Vedelago, Nino Bucci, Adam Cooper, Cameron Houston Former bikie enforcer and underworld figure Toby Mitchell has been charged as part of a drug trafficking investigation by the Australian Federal Police.
Chris Vedelago, Cameron Houston Prison inmates desperate for a tobacco fix are getting sick after injecting or smoking dangerous concoctions brewed from nicotine patches.
Cameron Houston and Chris Vedelago The Office of Public Prosecutions has been accused of "acting like Big Brother" after launching disciplinary action against three staff for preparing a statement for the Royal Commission into...
Cameron Houston, Chris Vedelago Victoria Police are expected to investigate the possible involvement of an outlaw motorcycle gang in the shooting of a former kickboxer and security guard in front of a Narre Warren South...
Cameron Houston, Chris Vedelago South American gang bosses believe Mick Gatto was responsible for a shipping container full of contraband going missing from Melbourne docks.
Farrah Tomazin, Chris Vedelago State opposition leader Matthew Guy has moved to quell ongoing fury over the Victorian Liberals' financial scandal, urging members not to play the "blame game".
Cameron Houston, Chris Vedelago Police are expected to charge a man with attempted murder and drug cultivation following a violent home invasion last Monday that culminated in a car chase, gunshots and a man being crushed by a car.
Chris Vedelago, Cameron Houston Victorians can vote and drink when they turn 18, but practise hypnotism before the age of 21 and you could end up in trouble under one of the state's many arcane and sometimes bizarre laws.
Chris Vedelago An almost complete water recycling project in Melbourne has hit a new road block.
Chris Vedelago, Cameron Houston Underworld figures and drug traffickers are exploiting Tabcorp betting accounts to launder the proceeds of crime and avoid detection by law enforcement agencies.
Cameron Houston, Chris Vedelago The Victorian government is expected to foot the relocation bill of a prison guard after a violent uprising last month.
Chris Vedelago, Cameron Houston Key parts of Victoria's most important organised crime prosecution is at risk of collapse following an extraordinary intervention in the case against alleged underworld boss Rocco Arico by a...
CHRIS VEDELAGO CAMERON HOUSTON Inmates at Port Phillip Prison remain in lockdown after the discovery of plans for a violent uprising at the maximum security facility.
Chris Vedelago, Deborah Gough Police have blasted both sides involved in a series of right-wing protests and left-wing counter-demonstrations that shut down a part of the CBD, claiming the message has been lost amidst scenes of...
Chris Vedelago Police have deployed capsicum spray and the horse squad, as well as hundreds of uniformed officers, in a bid to control violent protests near Parliament House.
Chris Vedelago, Cameron Houston, Michael Bachelard Children and babies are being used to smuggle drugs into Victoria's high security prisons as demand for ice and other potent street drugs soars among inmates.
Cameron Houston, Chris Vedelago Former champion boxer turned promoter, Barry Michael could be the first to face scrutiny under new powers to be vested in Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton, following an ugly brawl at a recent boxing...