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Stephanie Anderson

Stephanie Anderson is a reporter at The Canberra Times.

Wait for public housing increases amid homeless surge

Queensland public housing

Stephanie Anderson Canberra’s homeless population is surging as the waiting list for public housing grows year on year.

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Support disabled in community, not facilities, advocate says

Jack Kruger, 11 , of O'Connor.

Stephanie Anderson Families of people with disabilities should be looking to the community for support as the government prepares to close respite services, advocate Jan Kruger says.

Concern over city's 'food desert'

Households in some of Canberra's wealthiest suburbs are to struggling to eat on a regular basis due to a lack of supermarkets in walking distance.

Stephanie Anderson Households in some of Canberra's wealthiest suburbs are struggling to eat on a regular basis because of the inner south's "food desert", new research has found.

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Shining a light on the invisible homeless

Kathleen Chalmers struggled with payments for her health after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

Stephanie Anderson Kathleen Chalmers never imagined she would be homeless when she arrived in Canberra two years ago.

Public housing damages bill soars

115 reports of damage to public housing were filed last year.

Stephanie Anderson Urine-soaked carpet and drains stuffed with children's toys were among the hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of damage inflicted upon public housing properties by tenants in the past year.

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Braddon murderer tells victim's family 'I blame myself'

Images of a memorial for murdered university graduate Liang Zhao by the side of Northbourne Avenue in Braddon.

Stephanie Anderson One of the men who robbed and murdered Liang Zhao as he walked along Northbourne Avenue has apologised for his crime, saying he deserves to be in jail for a long time.

$9m spent on trailer park repairs

News: Narrabundah Long Stay Caravan Park. 28th of November 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Stephanie Anderson The ACT government has spent more than $9 million on vital repairs at the Narrabundah Longstay Park.

Petrie Plaza sculpture vandalised again, figure stolen

Police would like to speak with these women.

Stephanie Anderson and Ben Westcott The government is considering whether to repair Civic's "little men" statue, after it was vandalised again.

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Fringe Festival boss slams early liquor licensing laws

Stephanie Anderson Outspoken arts identity Jorian Gardner has struck out at the ACT's "nanny state" attitude towards liquor licensing.

Hot dog! Brod van rocks back on Multicultural Festival's Route 66

Fleta Page, Stephanie Anderson The famous red caravan which formerly housed Brodburger is about to come out of hiding.

Stranger bore gem of a gift to repay past good deed

Mandalay Bus owners George Kyaw-Thaung and son Stewart Kyaw-Thaung with a pair of opals that were presented to them by a former homeless man who was helped out by George in his younger years but is now a miner.

Stephanie Anderson He came with no name and left after leaving a handful of opals and a story from the past.

Tropfest: Daramalan student takes out award

Daramalan student, Oliver Levi-Malouf of Hackett with his Tropfest second place trophy.

Stephanie Anderson Oliver Levi-Malouf is one step closer to his dream job after taking out a trophy at Tropjunior.

Man arrested for murder in Queanbeyan


Stephanie Anderson A Queanbeyan man has been charged with murder after a man house-sitting for a friend was found dead in a home at the weekend.

ActewAGL power cuts 'necessary' says Andrew Barr

Andrew Barr

Stephanie Anderson More Canberrans will be left without electricity as a potentially record breaking heatwave continues across the capital on Friday.

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ActewAGL postpones two-thirds of power outages for Canberra


Megan Doherty, Stephanie Anderson and Ben Westcott Canberra's expected extreme weather has forced the hand of ActewAGL which has decided to postpone two-thirds of its planned program of power outages for Friday.

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Man stabbed in Belconnen

Town Centre Takeaway on Purdue Street has been tped off by police.

Stephanie Anderson A man has been stabbed several times during an attempted armed robbery in Belconnen on Wednesday morning.

Where to party after the 'politicalypse'

Election nigh party thumbnail

Stephanie Anderson Looking for a place to celebrate or commiserate after the polls close on Saturday? We've got you covered.

Hopes for marriage in a city of love

Darlene Cox and partner Liz Holcombe at their home in Downer.

Stephanie Anderson, Peter Jean and Tom McIlroy Darlene Cox has already made history once and could do it again when same-sex marriage is legalised in the ACT.

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Wild weather from snow to severe fire danger

Wild winds

Stephanie Anderson and Matthew Raggatt The elements were on show on Thursday, as dangerous winds caused nearly 2000 Canberra homes and businesses to lose power.

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Review of phones in exams

Stephanie Anderson The use of mobile phones during tests will be reviewed by the ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies after receiving a raft of complaints from local students.