Julieanne Strachan

Julieanne Strachan

Julieanne Strachan is a reporter for The Sunday Canberra Times.

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.

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

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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.

Australia becoming a ''4th world country'' on marine protection, conservationists warn

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Julieanne Strachan Australia's standards for protecting marine life have tumbled so far they can now be described as "fourth world", conservationists have warned.

New computer shop selling retro toys brings in '80s babies

Civic Computers store manager Nat Jones (right) and technician Mathew Nicol.

Julieanne Strachan ARCADE and video games from the early 1980s are being revived in a trend that is turning old toys into hot property.

Inmates need to learn and earn

Canberra's criminals are sitting around idle instead of learning trade apprenticeships.

Julieanne Strachan CRIMINALS should do trade apprenticeships inside Canberra's jail to give the community greater protection from repeat offending when inmates are released, victims rights activists have said

Calls for royal commission on experimental medical drug

There are calls for a royal commision into the distribution of Pantopaque in Australian hospitals.

Julieanne Strachan Calls are escalating for a royal commission on the distribution of an experimental drug among Australian hospitals during the 1970s that has been linked to crippling disease.

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...

Recycled goods store to star in TV series

Star power: The Green Shed, co-owned by Goran Srejic, is set to feature in a new television series.

Julieanne Strachan IF YOU'VE ever felt as though you've been throwing your money away - you're right. To prove it, a shop that has newly opened in Civic selling recyled goods diverted from the tip, has arranged a...

Socceroos vs Chile: fans wait on a knife's edge

Jess Thompson, of Forrest, prays for a miracle.

Julieanne Strachan AS AUSTRALIA sat one goal down, looking like it could still claw its way to victory against Chile, scores of fans inside the Civic Pub, Braddon drew a collective intake of breath and waited.

Trams make a comeback around Australia

Early morning commuting in Sydney.

Julieanne Strachan Light rail is becoming more popular around Australia, with both Sydney and Western Australia planning to put in new networks.

Bail denied on firearms charges

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Julieanne Strachan SEMI-AUTOMATIC pistols and boxes of ammunition were found by police executing a search warrant on a house in Duffy on Friday, the same day the occupant was in court on a drink-driving charge. 

Calls for judicial inquiry after drug's chequered past revealed

Joern Hagemann who suffers from adhesive arachnoiditis a result of an injection of dye into his back in 1978 at the Canberra Hospital.

Julieanne Strachan A drug that caused crippling disabilities and was linked to at least a handful of deaths in 1978 was not approved to be used.

Pink Night for Indie Rose

Julieanne Strachan THE PEOPLE of Mareeba, Queensland, have rallied around Canberra's little Indie Rose Taurima to hold a major fund-raising night in the sunshine state.

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.

Hazard reduction burn to clear debris in Yarralumla

Julieanne Strachan A HAZARD reduction burn will be conducted on Saturday to clear debris at Stirling Park in Yarralumla.

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.