Stephanie Gardiner

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

Police 'inflaming' case of men charged after terror raids: lawyer

Stephanie Gardiner The lawyer for two men charged after anti-terror raids allegedly uncovered ammunition and unauthorised guns in western Sydney says police are trying to "inflame" the case and "poison" the mind of the...

Female doctor suspended for having sex with patient, using Facebook to share blood test results


Stephanie Gardiner An outback doctor has been suspended for suggesting sex with a patient after examining his genitals, and having sex with a different patient soon after treating his wife and step-daughter.

Saviours of summer: Pool attendant

Stephanie Gardiner Up to 8000 people a day come to Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre, keeping pool attendant Alana Dulgaro ever vigilant.

Four charged over Potts Point taxi brawl plead not guilty

Stephanie Gardiner Four people charged after a taxi driver and a police officer were allegedly assaulted in Potts Point - some of which was filmed and viewed by more than two million people online - have pleaded not...

Driver caught doing 219km/h fined and suspended

Stephanie Gardiner “BONKERZ” might just be the best way to describe driving at 219 km/h on a highway.

Ibrahim family violence - Michael's shooting earns him a place with brothers Sam, Fadi and John

Michael Ibrahim, who was shot in Macquarie St on Sunday night.

Nick Ralston and Stephanie Gardiner When convicted killer Michael Ibrahim was shot in the shoulder after a burst of gunfire on Sunday night, he earned his place among the unluckiest families in the country.

Michael Ibrahim shot after only four months of freedom

Michael Ibrahim, centre, who was shot in Macquarie Street on Sunday night, pictured with brothers Sam and John.

Stephanie Gardiner After just four months of freedom, Michael Ibrahim, the brother of Kings Cross nightclub boss John, was shot in the shoulder as he returned to his Macquarie Street home on Sunday night.

Convicted killer Michael Ibrahim shot on Macquarie Street in Sydney

The Ibrahim brothers (from left to right) Sam, Michael and John Ibrahim.

Megan Levy, Stephanie Gardiner, Lisa Davies The man who was shot while standing on a footpath in Sydney's CBD is convicted killer Michael Ibrahim, the younger brother of nightclub boss John Ibrahim.

Family health nurse Sue Colville remembers eureka moment

Child and family health nurse Sue Colville  with clients at the Hornsby Early Childhood Centre, Hornsby, Sydney.

Stephanie Gardiner When a new mother bravely walked into a health clinic without her baby, nurse Sue Colville was shocked.

Broadcaster Alan Jones ordered to pay $10,000 for racial vilification

Alan Jones:

Stephanie Gardiner Broadcaster Alan Jones has been ordered to pay Muslim community leader Keysar Trad $10,000, ending a nine year battle over a radio segment found to have "stimulated listeners to hatred" of Lebanese...

Sydney siege aftermath: partner of Man Haron Monis has bail revoked on murder charge

Bail revoked: Amirah Droudis

Stephanie Gardiner, Emma Partridge Chief Magistrate Graeme Henson said Amirah Droudis, 35, posed an "unacceptable risk" to the community, given her prior convictions and the nature of her offence.

Sydney siege: Man Haron Monis' partner Amirah Droudis bail under review

Amirah Droudis.

Stephanie Gardiner and Emma Partridge A series of video statements made by Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis' partner Amirah Droudis will be the centre of the legal argument to revoke bail.

Sydney siege gunman's partner faces court for bail review

Charged with murder last year: Amirah Droudis.

Stephanie Gardiner The partner of the Sydney siege gunman is due in court on Monday to explain why she should remain free on bail while facing a murder charge.

Tori Johnson 'an extremely selfless person'

Lindt cafe manager Tori Johnson

Stephanie Gardiner and Leesha McKenny Tori Johnson's final, selfless act emodies everything about the way he lived.

Martin Place siege: Separating fact from fiction


Brittany Ruppert, Stephanie Gardiner, Ben Grubb Monday's siege in the CBD has seen a number of myths circulating on social media and in the press. Here's an update of what we do and don't know.

'We're all redundant': Magistrate slams 'Ray Hadley bail act'


Stephanie Gardiner A magistrate has expressed concern about changes to the bail laws, dubbing them the "Ray Hadley bail act" and saying they haven't been thought through.

Men charged over drug bust face court

NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione and AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin with a quarter of the drugs seized in the operation.

Stephanie Gardiner Police found a shipment of ice and ecstasy worth an estimated $1.5 billion and replaced it with other packages, before men allegedly involved in a drug ring could get to it, court documents show.

Mother feared baby was a dwarf before 'bathtub murder'

Courts generic.

Stephanie Gardiner A Sydney woman accused of murdering her baby in a bathtub, after fearing the girl had dwarfism, told a friend "I would throw her in the bin rather than deal with all this", a court has heard.

Brother of murdered police officer Bryson Anderson tells court of shattered family lives

Bryson Anderson

Stephanie Gardiner While one woman can reach out and comfort her son, another mother will never see her youngest child again.

Christmas lights up the city

Store assistant Erica Chen puts the final touches on a Christmas tree in David Jones Market Street.

Stephanie Gardiner From November 27, the city will turn into a Christmas village, with a 20-metre high tree in Martin Place, topped with a 1.