Julieanne Strachan

Julieanne Strachan

Julieanne Strachan is a reporter for The Sunday Canberra Times.

Open Gardens this weekend: Canberra Grammar School opens gates to public

Julieanne Strachan Head groundsman Greg Brearley will share his gardening tips for nurturing the school's sprawling grounds.

Childcare issues resolved by hiring au pairs

Helping hand:The Hayes family, Brenden, Katherine, Zane, 5, Aiden, 3, and Diesel,1 and with their au pair Larissa Hettich.

Julieanne Strachan Working mother chooses au pairs to attend to her children rather than dealing with problems associated with childcare.

Tax rebate for nannies as childcare needs grow?

Help at hand: The Hayes family, Brenden, Katherine, Zane, 5, Aiden, 3, and Diesel 1, and with their au pair Larissa Hettich.

Julieanne Strachan The rising cost of having more than one offspring in a childcare centre is leading more and more Australian families to consider nannies, au pairs and even sharing child care and splitting the cost.

Moe Westmoreland dominates Canberra Highland Gathering and Scottish Fair at Kambah

Strongman: Moe Westmoreland dominates the Stones of Manhood event at the Canberra Highland Gathering & Scottish Fair in Kambah.

Julieanne Strachan Lifting five boulders ranging in weight from 100 kilograms to 165 kilograms and sprinting the 25 metres between them in just 21 seconds, won an Australian strongman the Stones of Manhood competition...

Anti-poverty week will highlight what poverty among plenty can really mean

Julieanne Strachan The Elk & Pea will host a meal with no price, giving those with money a chance to subsidise those lacking the money to pay.

$500,000 rewards fail to uncover crucial evidence in cold murder cases

Julieanne Strachan The `halo effect', which leads to people being reluctant to speak ill of the dead, is a factor that makes cold cases tough to solve, says criminology expert.

Canberra picnic to show solidarity of Muslims and non-Muslims

Julieanne Strachan A picnic planned for Canberra next weekend is part of a series of events nationwide showing solidarity between Australian Muslims and non-Muslims, writes Julieanne Strachan.

Medical degree fees may skyrocket to $250,000, Australian Medical Association warns

Concern: Lauren O'Rourke is the president of the ANU Medical Students Society and is worried about the impact of deregulation on fees.

Julieanne Strachan Warning graduates could be driven towards specialising in high paying areas like plastic surgery rather meeting the community's need for general practice doctors.

Animal abusers to face court in crackdown by RSPCA

animal cruelty

Julieanne Strachan RSPCA vowing to clear a backlog of legal cases against some of Canberra's worst abusers.

Man denied bail after alleged machete attack in Watson


Julieanne Strachan A brutal machete attack victim is under protective guard following threats his alleged attacker would return "to finish the job".

World Teacher Day a chance to recognise role educators play

Amelia Ghirardello

Julieanne Strachan For two generations of Canberra teachers, the experience of learning to teach at different points in history could hardly have been more different.

Auction Watch: Cook home fails to sell; Red Hill house goes for $3.4m

Chris Wilson

Julieanne Strachan It may have been grand final Saturday, but that didn't stop keen home buyers turning out in significant numbers around the ACT.

School leavers chopper in for formals - limos on the outer

Emma Harrison, 17, who attends Merici College is trying dresses on at Enchante Bridal & formal wear for her year 12 formal.

Julieanne Strachan School leavers wanting to impress are treating the year 12 formal as a dress rehearsal for their wedding day.

Plea to end dementia stigma

Tim Wylks with his father, Chris, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2008.

Julieanne Strachan Community attitudes towards dementia need to change so sufferers can lead better lives, Alzheimer's Australia has said.

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.

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.

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.