Julieanne Strachan

Julieanne Strachan

Julieanne Strachan is a reporter for The Sunday Canberra Times.

Drink driver caught for seventh time

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Julieanne Strachan A serial drink driver was caught for the seventh time on Saturday morning after police said he nearly hit a parked car.

Community groups, developers at loggerheads over housing

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Julieanne Strachan A spat between community groups and property developers is heating up, with each side suggesting the other is stuck in their ways.

ACT library fees and fines set to bite parents

President of the ACT Council of P&C Associations Viv Pearce said fines could disuadedissuade parents from allowing their children to borrow items and could disadvantage vulnerable groups.

Julieanne Strachan Public libraries are collecting an extra $10,000 per month in late fines.

Teachers being asked to toilet train school starters

Some teachers are expected to toilet train children.

Julieanne Strachan PARENTS are holding Canberra schools responsibile for toilet training their children in some cases, adding an unexpected extra burden on educators, teachers have reported.

Medicare offices in Canberra cutting back on customer service

The Medicare office at Westfield Belconnen closed down in April, forcing clients to go elsewhere.

Julieanne Strachan Frontline staff at Medicare are under increasing pressure and have recently begun to tell clients at a Woden office to fill in a form and drop their receipts into a box, instead of offering the...

Bail denied to home invaders

Julieanne Strachan A TERRIFYING home invasion at Phillip, where four people knocked loudly and demanded money before trying to kick the door in on Friday, June 20, forced the home's residents of flee for their saftey...

Polar marathon to fund kangaroo contraception

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Julieanne Strachan ALPHADOG director Marcus Fillinger will embark on a two-part North Pole expedition series in 2015-16 to increase awareness of the ACT Government's kangaroo culls.

Research group targets end to all-too-common violence against women

Julieanne Strachan The devastating impacts of violence against women will be the focus of a new research body.

Carillon chimes in with free concert for the family

The National Carillon.

Julieanne Strachan The gentle sounds of bells from the Carillon will help ring in the new year on January 1.

Chorus of citizens to celebrate capital

Canberra singers Glenda Cloughey of Griffith and Johanna McBride of Farrer will be singing in the National Library in one of the 365 musical concerts organised in public places to celebrate the centenary year.

Julieanne Strachan In ancient Greece they were essential: they whispered secrets to audiences, lent advice to heroes and passed judgment on royalty.

Tributes for violinist killed in motorcycle accident

Sorely missed ... Lorna Cumming, pictured in 2005.

Julieanne Strachan The Australian Chamber Orchestra is in mourning for the loss of one of its longest-serving musicians, Lorna Cumming.

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Follow your nose to buried treasure

Ruffles Estate owner Sherry McArdle-English has truffle dog Snuffle confirm the presence of a truffle during a truffle hunt as part of the Canberra and Capital Region  Truffle Festival.

Julieanne Strachan ''SNUFFLE'' the truffle dog led foodies through picturesque paddocks at Mount Majura last week on a hunt for rare French black truffles on Ruffles Estate, giving people the chance to get their hands...

Plan for fence at Ainslie School divides local community

Julieanne Strachan PROPOSALS to erect a fence around one of the ACT's oldest schools are threatening to divide the community of the inner north suburb of Ainslie.

Strong family support

Andrew and James Barr in November 2009 at Andrew and Anthony?s civil partnership.  
  
     
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Julieanne Strachan Openly-gay ACT Treasurer Andrew Barr has revealed he would like to be a father.

Market warming up

auction Watch By Julieanne Strachan A SUNNY first day of spring greeted buyers at auctions around the capital yesterday.

Eggcellent choc giant to be won

Julieanne Strachan THE EASTER bunny would need to recruit a draught horse to pull this egg along in time for Sunday, April 8.

Mudder nature: having a go

Participants at Phillip Island test their endurance on the Tough Mudder course.

Julieanne Strachan IT HAS been billed as potentially the most difficult obstacle course on the planet, and in September plenty of ACT residents will line up and see if they can make it through the Tough Mudder...

Depression may lead to obesity says expert

JULIEANNE STRACHAN Anti-depressants could be a major unidentified obesity risk, with researchers at the John Curtin School of Medical Research now focused on probing the nature of weight gain and its relationship to...

ANU health checks reveal weighty issues

Julieanne Strachan HOW much do we weigh and is it going to kill us?

Nurse tops the hard yards test

Public servant Daniel Gleeson at the Attorney General's offices in Barton.

Julieanne Strachan THE RACE was on in Canberra this week to find out which profession clocked up the most hard yards during an average day.