Julieanne Strachan

Julieanne Strachan

Julieanne Strachan is a reporter for The Sunday Canberra Times.

Treasures of the past helping a worthy charity of today

Julieanne Strachan FROM the tiniest thimble to majestic furniture, all manner of treasures from the past have been shined up and put on display in Canberra for Rotary's Springtime Antiques and Collectables Fair.

Plan for fence at Ainslie School divides local community

Julieanne Strachan PROPOSALS to erect a fence around one of the ACT's oldest schools are threatening to divide the community of the inner north suburb of Ainslie.

CPS banks on app consumer interest

Julieanne Strachan AUSTRALIANS are increasingly using their mobile phones to do their banking, with Community CPS Credit Union reporting nearly 20 per cent of transactions in June were via smartphone devices.

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Little Juanita thrown lifeline

Solomon Island girl, Juanita Augerea who has recieved an operation on her kidney through the Rotary's ROMAC (Rotary Oceania Medican Aid for Children) program.

Julieanne Strachan WITH a shy smile and a pink bow in her hair there is no obvious sign that little Juanita Augerea has just been through a life-changing event, but the youngster has plenty of reasons for joy.

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$100 a week to feed these hungry mouths

The Bryant Family of Amaroo have taken our $80 per week feed your family challenge . Dinah with her children, L-r Kayla , 4, Dylan 20months and Brady, 5.

Julieanne Strachan FEEDING a family of four for just $80 a week may seem like an urban myth, a long shot or just plain fantasy, but the gauntlet has been laid down by the founder of the Cheapskates Club, Cath...

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Qbn mayoral fight heats up

Julieanne Strachan MONEY and the way the council spends it is shaping up as the big item at the top of the agenda for voters in this year's Queanbeyan City Council mayoral election, where the incumbent Tim Overall will...

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Time to heal

Marg Green looking forward to the apology to the people affected by former forced adoption practices by the ACT Government.

Julieanne Strachan WHEN Marg Green, of Monash, was taken from her birth mother when she was five weeks old, it fell to other young women at the girls' home to tell the new mother ''hurry your baby is going!''

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Youths go in for the skill

Julieanne Strachan ADRIAN Sandrey couch surfed his way through a significant chunk of his youth as a youngster growing up in Britain.

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Taxman gets tokens of thanks

JULIEANNE STRACHAN The last thing you would expect to see in the highest halls of power in the Australian Taxation Office, situated on level 10 looking out across Canberra city, is a Hello Kitty doll.

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The future may well be electric for COMCAR fleet

Julieanne Strachan THE FEDERAL government will consider using electric cars for MPs, following COMCAR's two-week trial of vehicles supplied by Melbourne-based consortium EV Engineering.

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Decision on adoption data

David Sharaz from Belconnen was adopted and is very happy with the outcome.

Julieanne Strachan DAVID Sharaz has only one thing to say to his birth mother: ''thank you''.

Follow your nose to buried treasure

Ruffles Estate owner Sherry McArdle-English has truffle dog Snuffle confirm the presence of a truffle during a truffle hunt as part of the Canberra and Capital Region  Truffle Festival.

Julieanne Strachan ''SNUFFLE'' the truffle dog led foodies through picturesque paddocks at Mount Majura last week on a hunt for rare French black truffles on Ruffles Estate, giving people the chance to get their hands...

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Voice of the decades back in town

Renee Geyer will play at the Abby on Sunday, July 22.

Julieanne Strachan RENEE Geyer will relish her performance tonight, but not Canberra's cold night.

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Our ethnic humour laid bare

Joe Avati is coming to Canberra for the Comicus Erectus tour.



Julieanne Strachan AUSTRALIAN comic Joe Avati isn't married yet - he's been too busy concreting the yard.

Petrol prices hit a low

Julieanne Strachan DRIVING a few kilometres can save a Canberra motorist up to 7c a litre in fuel.

Online orders soar to $189b in a year

Julieanne Strachan AUSTRALIAN businesses have increased their use of the internet dramatically, with sales up by billions of dollars per year, according to new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

End of financial year boosts market

Julieanne Strachan IT WAS an exciting day of auctions in Grose Street, Deakin, yesterday, with three properties selling under the hammer in quick succession.

Lecturing goes cyber


Julieanne Strachan University lectures as we know them could become a thing of the past because so many students prefer to learn online, vice-chancellor of the University of Canberra Stephen Parker has said.

IVF timing warning

Julieanne Strachan CANBERRA fertility specialists are warning women not to put off their plans to start a family until their 40s in the belief they will simply be able to freeze their eggs and have them thawed later.

Queanbeyan reclaims street

Milo the clown entertains children at the opening of the Crawford street Lifestyle Precinct in Queanbeyan.

Julieanne Strachan A ONCE drab street through Queanbeyan's central business district was awash with colour yesterday, as people crowded in to see its relaunch as the Crawford Street Lifestyle Precinct.