Julieanne Strachan

Julieanne Strachan

Julieanne Strachan is a reporter for The Sunday Canberra Times.

Drink driver caught for seventh time


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

Shadow of fee hikes hovers over universities' open days

Dickson College year-12 student Abigail Nelson said she wanted to further her studies at university next year but was worried about the cost.

Julieanne Strachan Union questions how many of university open day attendees will sign up for enrollment given proposed changes to course fees.

Photographer Tom Williams to open first solo exhibition

Dennis Church,  'Rochester,  New York 2011’ from the series Americolor (2013) can be seen at a Photography Room exhibition this month..

Julieanne Strachan Photographer's first solo collection includes a finalist in this year's Head-On Portraiture Prize.

Community groups, developers at loggerheads over housing

Mike Hettinger

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

Old prisoners on the double

Older inmates may be more likely to have complex health problems.

Julieanne Strachan Australia's prison population is rapidly ageing, with the nation's jails now holding more than twice the number of old-age inmates than nine years ago.

Life after prison for David Eastman

The Alexander Maconochie Centre.

Julieanne Strachan David Eastman's habit of keeping up with the news while in jail and his high level of education should help him readjust to life in the community, prisoner advocates have said.

Start-up wants ordinary Australians to embrace 3D printing

Made for Me founders James Smith, Byron Vickers and James Antifaev.

Julieanne Strachan Boosting Australian manufacturing and giving designers access to a unprecedented technology have been the drivers behind the Made For Me concept, which has been newly developed in Canberra.

Goulburn dangles childcare carrot in advertising campaign to lure Canberrans to the municipality

Laura Canty, left, with son Campbell, and Debbie Sibbick, third from left, with children Courtney and Benjamin Flack, are a few of the many Goulburn residents who travel to Canberra and Queanbeyan daily.

Julieanne Strachan Goulburn is trying to tempt Canberrans to up stumps and move to NSW with an advertising campaign hitting the ACT where it hurts – in the childcare shortage.

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.

Bail refused for Canberra man on drug importation charge


Julieanne Strachan A Canberra hotel became the unwitting venue for a shipment of drugs last week.

Dog attacks on the rise as new penalties being considered

The Territory government is considering handing out harsher penalties to owners whose dogs attack.

Julieanne Strachan More than 120 Canberrans have been mauled by dogs in the last 12 months – most in public places.

PBS reforms to cost pharmacies $90,000

Staff and services cutbacks: Samantha Kourtis in her Charwood Pharmacy

Julieanne Strachan Pharmacists set to axe free services and cut jobs because of changes to benefits scheme.

Circus swings into town for Canberrang

Hannah Nelthorpe.

Julieanne Strachan Lions and tigers linked hands to dance around Garema Place, Civic, on Saturday as part of Canberra's annual swing dance festival.

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.

Little bundles of care donated for tiny babies

Grace Slater (left) and Faye Tripovich pack a car trailer full of birthing kits.

Julieanne Strachan They are basic and small, but some 3000 little bundles wrapped up by Canberrans on Saturday, July 26 are destined to help ease new lives into the world in developing nations.

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...

Canberra floral tributes and memorial services for plane victims

A flower tribute at the entrance to the Netherlands embassy in Canberra.

Julieanne Strachan Teddy bears for lost children were left outside the front gate of the Netherlands Embassy in Canberra on Saturday as a silent tribute to victims of the MH17 air disaster.

Victims dying for action on arachnoiditis

Adhesive Arachnoiditis sufferer John Goff.

Julieanne Strachan Sufferers of the crippling adhesive arachnoiditis disease who have been waiting more than a year to hear the Commonwealth's response to a health committee report can be assured they will get an...

Bail granted in armed robbery case

Julieanne Strachan Bail has been granted to a woman accused of holding up a Braddon service station with a knife and then making her getaway on a mountain bike.

Bail for woman accused for holding up Braddon service station


Julieanne Strachan Bail has been granted to a woman accused of holding up a Braddon service station with a knife and then making her getaway on a mountain bike.