Dan Oakes

Dan Oakes

People smugglers denied leave to appeal sentences

Dan Oakes Two convicted people smugglers have had leave to appeal their sentences denied in Victoria's highest court.

Paul Dale not guilty on all counts

Paul Dale awaits the outcome of his Supreme Court trial.

Adam Carey and Dan Oakes Former Victorian detective Paul Dale has been found not guilty of lying about his relationship with slain underworld figure Carl Williams.


How grandma stood up to 'Skitzo' over a shih-tzu

Hells Angels bikies.

John Silvester and Dan Oakes A minor dispute over a runaway dog has resulted in the arrest of the Hells Angels serjeant at arms, the alleged assault of a grandmother and a major drug bust.

Ex-police union boss sues Nixon


Dan Oakes Paul Mullett is suing former police chief commissioner Christine Nixon and other senior police alleging lost income and mental anguish after he forced from Victoria Police.

Retrial over gang rape of young mum


Dan Oakes Two men who stood trial over the gang rape of a young Bendigo mother will be retried after a jury was unable to reach a verdict.

What Bayley did in Jill's final hours

Adrian Ernest Bayley.

Dan Oakes The chilling CCTV footage of Adrian Ernest Bayley's movements in the hours before and after he raped and allegedly murdered Jill Meagher are a small glimpse of a painstaking and careful police...

Six nabbed as police crack down on outlaw gangs

Police lights, car

Jared Lynch and Dan Oakes Six people have been arrested in connection with Victoria Police's crackdown on outlaw motorcycle gangs.

Police braced for bloody bikie war


Nino Bucci, Dan Oakes and John Silvester Guns for hire are flooding into Victoria as a bloody feud between bikie gangs threatens to erupt.

Delay in DNA testing of criminals

Victorian Attorney-General Robert Clark.

Dan Oakes Police will have to conduct thousands of DNA tests a year under a state government plan.

Gun club members 'faked reports'


Dan Oakes A western suburbs handgun club was allowed to keep operating despite some of its members falsifying records and letting unlicensed people shoot at the club.

'I still cry every day': father appeals for information on son's killer

Bill McCormack.

Nino Bucci and Dan Oakes The father of killer-punch victim Shannon McCormack calls for a shift in the attitudes of young men.

Camera clue to killer punch

Shannon McCormack.

Dan Oakes Police believe CCTV footage might hold the key to catching the killer of a man felled by a single punch outside a city nightclub more than five years ago.

A truck driver's negligence caused an inferno that took three lives

David Kalwig.

Dan Oakes At a depot in Melbourne's industrial western suburbs, David Kalwig moved around his 1986 Louisville prime mover, checking the tyres and air brakes.

US fugitive Chichakli will apply for bail

Richard Chichakli

Mark Russell, Dan Oakes Man with links to the world's most infamous arms dealer who was arrested in Melbourne after applying to be a protective services officer will apply for bail next month.

Conman leaves trail of misery through suburbs

Conman, Carlos Dario Martinez.  THE AGE . news . 11 JANUARY 2013 . supplied pic . story by Dan Oakes . .

Dan Oakes In one of Melbourne's outer northern suburbs, a young couple are packing up their belongings and preparing to move house.

False ID claims emerge in arms-link PSO case

Richard Chichakli.

Dan Oakes A fugitive associate of the world's most infamous arms trafficker arrested in Melbourne this week apparently entered Australia on a false passport.

One punch can kill

David Cassai.

Dan Oakes It's not like in the movies where people simply walk away from fights. Street violence kills and maims, and leaves families inconsolable, writes Dan Oakes.

Websites stirring up attack fears

Coalition backbench MPs are under pressure to close down their Twitter and other social media accounts.

Dan Oakes Social media sites are stoking fears of an increase in random sex attacks but are also providing a high-tech tool for police investigating sexual assaults.

Social media stokes sex-attack fears

Jill Meagher

Dan Oakes Social media sites are stoking fears of an increase in random sex attacks but are also providing a high-tech tool for police investigating sexual assaults.

Man served time for stabbing schoolgirl

Steven James Hunter.

Dan Oakes A man police are searching for in relation to the killing of Bacchus Marsh woman Sarah Cafferkey was jailed for stabbing a schoolgirl to death in 1986, and later tried to escape from Pentridge Prison.