Julieanne Strachan

Julieanne Strachan

Julieanne Strachan is a reporter for The Sunday Canberra Times.

Community groups, developers at loggerheads over housing

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.

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

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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.

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...

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.

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...