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.

Children flock to newly opened Boundless Playground

Julieanne Strachan The eagerly awaited Boundless Canberra playground opened on Saturday, proving an instant hit with children.

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.

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

Irma Palasics

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.

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.

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...

Canberra picnic to show solidarity of Muslims and non-Muslims

Nicola Harrod

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.

Anzac Warriors Walk: when veterans take to the streets

Current and former Navy, Army and Air Force members are walking 80km around Lake Burley Griffin as part of the  ANZAC Warriors Walk.

Julieanne Strachan Current and former Australian Defence Force members have poured into Canberra from around the country to take part in the gruelling 80km ANZAC Warriors Walk this weekend.

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.

Veteran commando Paul Cale calls for ground troops in Iraq

Julieanne Strachan The only way to defeat Islamic State is to send in ground troops, says former commando.

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.

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".

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.

Islamic State fighters wanting to return home to Australia need help, say experts

Australian officials fear that more than 20 Australian jihadists have already returned from abroad in a militarised state.

Julieanne Strachan Australian jihadists who regret travelling to the Middle East and joining extremist fighters should be given a pathway home and put through deradicalisation programs, even if their return meant...

Council to vote on cycling rail trail conversion


Julieanne Strachan Canberra cyclists could have a new place to play, not far from the capital, depending on a looming decision from the Palerang Council.

Canberra after hours doctor: demand outstrips capacity

The Home Doctor Service's chief executive, Ben Keneally, with Chief Minister Katy Gallagher.

Julieanne Strachan Overwhelming demand for a new after hours doctor service in Canberra has left operators scrambling to keep up.

Muslim youth aid program offers help to government

Mustapha Kara-Ali.

Julieanne Strachan A grass-roots social movement that began in Sydney in 2005 to counter extremist propaganda targeted at Muslim youth says it stands ready to help the government.

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.