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Chris Vedelago

Senior reporter for The Age

New sex abuse case rocks church

Cameron Houston and Chris Vedelago Catholic Church expels a Melbourne priest after allegations of sexual impropriety.

Stonnington may compel hundreds of home owners to sell

Maria Sardellis

Chris Vedelago Stonnington council is set to take a landmark vote on a controversial policy that could eventually compel hundreds of home owners and businesses to sell their properties to the city for conversion...

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Napthine plans tougher laws to hit bikies hard

Bikies going for a ride

Chris Vedelago Police and judges will be handed sweeping new powers to crackdown on outlaw motorcycle gangs and other organised criminal enterprises under a raft of laws set to be passed by the Napthine government.

Government faces $340 million bill over planning blunder

Fishermans Bend in Melbourne

Chris Vedelago and Clay Lucas The state government could be forced to spend more than $340 million buying private land to turn into public parks at vastly inflated prices in light of a major planning blunder in the new inner city...

Coburg drive-by shooting shop linked to Mokbel's former partner Danielle McGuire

Bullet holes.

Chris Vedelago and Goya Dymtryshchak The Coburg couple targeted in two drive-by shootings in the last two days have been embroiled in a bitter property dispute with gangland identity Danielle McGuire.

Subway 'secrets' revealed as alleged blackmailer takes on 'Sandwich Mafia'

Subway Extortion Case Concept Artwork for THE SUNDAY AGE Pub date 29th June 2014

Chris Vedelago A video purporting to reveal ‘‘shocking’’ secrets about Subway’s sandwiches that was created as part of an alleged $35 million blackmail bid against the company has been...

MasterChef's restaurant empire under pressure

George Colombaris

Cameron Houston, Chris Vedelago The hospitality empire of MasterChef star George Calombaris faces a major financial overhaul amid mounting debts and the closure of a string of high-profile eateries that have failed to keep pace...

Ferrari totalled in CBD crash impounded a fortnight earlier

Police tape.

Tammy Mills and Chris Vedelago The Ferrari left a crumpled wreck after a crash in Melbourne's CBD on the weekend was the same car impounded a fortnight ago in Toorak.

MP Geoff Shaw sanctioned over financial scandal

Frankston MP Geoff Shaw

Chris Vedelago, Henrietta Cook Rogue MP Geoff Shaw has been implicated in a series of financial scandals that saw the former financial advisor reprimanded for providing dodgy investment advice and forced to compensate more than a...

'Bankrupt' Geoffrey Edelsten blows $48,000 a month on luxuries

Geoffrey Edelsten.

Chris Vedelago and Ben Butler Declaring bankruptcy hasn’t stopped Geoffrey Edelsten from living a life of supreme luxury, with the disgraced businessman still blowing more than $48,000 a month on first class flights, 5-star...

Alleged luxury car con artist Maurie Duchini uses Mick Gatto for 'protection'

Maurice Duchini

Cameron Houston and Chris Vedelago Former luxury car dealer Maurie Duchini, who has allegedly misappropriated more than $15 million from some of Melbourne’s wealthiest people, has been caught selling high-end vehicles despite...

Solomon Lew firm lodges writ in Supreme Court over heritage building

Dustday Investments applied last year for a demolition permit to knock down the warehouse.

Clay Lucas, Chris Vedelago Is this warehouse part of Melbourne’s heritage – or a bombsite that should be knocked down?

Bikie clubhouse to be repossessed over bad debt

Immortals bikie club schoolgirls night

Chris Vedelago Outlaw motorcycle gang the Immortals are set to have their clubhouse closed down but it won’t be because of the state government’s crackdown on bikies.

Port Phillip Prison in lockdown over crowding dispute

Port Phillip Prison workers striking outside the Laverton prison.

Chris Vedelago Victoria’s largest maximum security jail will be put into lockdown on Sunday morning as guards launch a strike over claims private operator G4S Custodial Services is allowing dangerous...

State denies duty of care to injured police

police

Chris Vedelago The state government and Victoria Police are using an arcane legal technicality to block seriously injured police officers from suing the force for compensation, claiming they owe no duty of care to...

Car smashes into Paragon Cafe in Rathdowne Street, Carlton North

A man on a rampage smashed into Paragon Cafe on Rathdowne Street, Carlton.

Michelle Griffin, Chris Vedelago and Caroline Zielinski A North Melbourne man in his 20s is being questioned by police after driving a stolen ute along the footpath of Rathdowne Street before plowing into the front of the Paragon Cafe, connected to...

Edelsten in strife over assets, sex claims

Geoffrey Edelsten.

Chris Vedelago and Ben Butler Disgraced businessman Geoffrey Edelsten has suffered a major legal setback in the United States after a judge stripped him of control of his financial affairs and authorised a selloff of his luxury...

Subway hit in $35 million 'blackmail bid'

Subway Extortion Case Concept Artwork for THE SUNDAY AGE Pub date 29th June 2014

Chris Vedelago The US headquarters of Subway is being held to ransom by a Melbourne franchisee who has threatened to release the company's secret recipes on the internet if he is not paid $35 million.

Federal minister caught out by bankrupt entrepreneur with 'chutzpah'

Ramon Russell.

Cameron Houston and Chris Vedelago Bankrupt entrepreneur Ramon Russell has left a trail of financial destruction after the failure of several technology companies, but Federal Minister for Small Business Bruce Billson reckons his...

Underworld threat allegations in $100m fraud case

Chris Vedelago and Cameron Houston An underworld associate has been implicated in an attempt to intimidate witnesses.