Stephanie Gardiner

Stephanie Gardiner is a reporter at The Sydney Morning Herald. Email or tweet her with your news tips.

Accused Lin family killer 'made jokes' after deaths

Stephanie Gardiner In the hours after five of his relatives were found beaten to death, Robert Xie allegedly asked police for the keys to the family newsagency and made jokes to an officer.

Robert Xie's wife urged the Lin family accused to stay at murder scene

Kathy Lin and husband Robert Xie, outside court last month.

Stephanie Gardiner Amid frantic cries and screams to triple-0 operators in the moments after she found the beaten bodies of her extended family, Kathy Lin allegedly pleaded with her husband to stay with her, saying "I...

Train guard loses job for threatening transit officers

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Stephanie Gardiner A Sydney train station guard has lost a lengthy battle to save his job, after he was fired for trying to punch a transit officer, and yelling at other officers "you don't know who you're f**king...

Bus driver intervenes as girl repeatedly groped by 35-year-old man

Stephanie Gardiner A man has been charged after he repeatedly groped a teenage girl on a bus, even as she tried to escape him, police allege.

Parents fear deaf children could miss out under privatisation of Australian Hearing

Lucy Ryan, who had a cochlear implant a year ago, with her sisters, Hannah, 4, and Bella, 11, and mother Natalie.

Stephanie Gardiner Parents of deaf children are urging the government not to sell off Australian Hearing, fearing people in regional areas will not receive treatment, and services will suffer under a business model.

Anti-Semitic flyers left in Bondi letterboxes

Disgust: Anti-Semitic flyers have been distributed in Bondi.

Stephanie Gardiner Anti-semitic flyers saying "wake up white Australia" and referencing a neo-Nazi group have been left in letterboxes in Bondi.

Man who murdered stranger 'out of the blue' sentenced to 18 years

Stephanie Gardiner The only words Gareth Mullaya Lewis uttered after suddenly punching and stomping on a stranger were: "No one disrespects me".

'Butcher of Bega' Graeme Reeves won't go back to jail

'Health issues': Graeme Reeves, pictured during his 2011 trial, will remain free after an appeals court ruling on Monday.

Stephanie Gardiner Notorious former gynaecologist Graeme Reeves, who was jailed for mutilating a patient's genitals, will not serve more time behind bars, a court has ruled.

'Everyone loved you': Teen balcony victim Jarrod Samson-Hills remembered

Jarrod Samson-Hills.

Stephanie Gardiner He was a baby brother with an "amazing heart", an adventurer, and "one in a million".

Lawyer Murray McArdle admits road rage attack on L-plate motorbike rider Alex Chapman

Alex Chapman, assault victim of lawyer Murray Bede McArdle at North Sydney Local Court

Stephanie Gardiner Alex Chapman✓ had been riding his motorbike on Sydney roads for less than a week, when a driver knocked him over and attacked him.

Sky's the limit: engineers to ensure Clover Moore's Cloud Arch is earthquake-proof

An artist's representation of <i>Cloud Arch</i> in front of Sydney Town Hall.

Stephanie Gardiner It might resemble a wispy, white cumulus, but Cloud Arch is designed to withstand cyclonic winds and even earthquakes.

Measles warning for visitors to Leichhardt

A child with a bad case of measles.

Stephanie Gardiner Health authorities are warning anyone who has been in Leichhardt's busy shopping district and library to be on the lookout for symptoms of measles.

Media doyenne sues for damage to her reputation

Ita Buttrose

Stephanie Gardiner Media doyenne Ita Buttrose has achieved a lot in her 71 years.

Religion teacher guilty of sex with student, 15

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Stephanie Gardiner "I had this huge need to feel loved," the sobbing woman told a Sydney court.

Coles loses $50,000 payout battle against man wrongly accused of eating stolen raw prawns

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Stephanie Gardiner A Sydney artist has been allowed to keep a $50,000 defamation pay-out, after he was wrongly accused of stealing raw prawns in a north shore Coles supermarket.

Coles shopper loses $120k after slip in store

Stephanie Gardiner It was a shopping trip for some dip that ended in a slip.

Son didn't kill 'jealous' father, judge decides

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Stephanie Gardiner When Joshua Ravindran was just 14, he wrote to his mother to say he didn't want her in his life, didn't need anything from her, and that his father was his best friend.

Joshua Ravindran not guilty of murdering his father Ravi

Joshua Ravindran

Stephanie Gardiner Joshua Ravindran denied murdering his father. "I loved my father and I still do," he said.

'He's dead, he's dead': Baby found in rocker

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Stephanie Gardiner As Kelly Stephens reached out and touched her seven-week-old son Bailey one morning, she cried out to her housemate: "He's dead, he's dead."

Korea veteran 'victim of card theft'

Leonard Rice.

Stephanie Gardiner Leonard Rice says he has good neighbours.