Julieanne Strachan

Julieanne Strachan

Julieanne Strachan is a reporter for The Sunday Canberra Times.

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.

CPSU threatens strikes across 70 agencies

Nadine Flood said not a single government agency had been able to present an acceptable agreement to staff.

Julieanne Strachan Commonwealth public servants could soon be striking across 70 different agencies in Canberra amid growing tensions over pay talks.

ACT drivers caught out after car registration stickers abolished


Julieanne Strachan The number of unregistered vehicles detected on ACT roads has gone up in the first 12 months following the ACT Government's decision to scrap registration renewal stickers.

Female prisoners in Canberra jails nearly doubled in a year


Julieanne Strachan The number of women in Canberra's jail has nearly doubled in the past year, following a national upward trend of females living behind bars.  

Red Bull Flying Bach: Dancers break out the Bach

The Red Bull Flying Bach dance troupe break some moves.

Julieanne Strachan The famous strains of Johann Sebastian Bach's music was paired with an unlikely companion on Saturday.

Low staffing levels in ACT nursing homes put elderly at risk

Aged care

Julieanne Strachan Our frail and elderly are being put at risk of falls, dehydration and malnutrition in the nation's nursing homes due to a lack of mandatory staff-to-patient ratios, advocacy groups have said.

Floriade off to a fine start


Julieanne Strachan Grey skies have cleared to reveal a beautiful Canberra day for the start of Floriade.

Anger at quality of Canberra nursing home food, hygiene

Time to take action: Letter from the Aged Care Complaints Scheme confirming investigation into complaints of dehydration in an elderly patient in a nursing home.

Julieanne Strachan Two party pies and a banana were all that was served to elderly residents for dinner some nights.

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.

Warning that costs to Australia very real if nation commits military to conflict with IS

Members of Islamic State.

Julieanne Strachan Australian lives will be on the line and the government must avoid "mission creep" if it sends military resources into conflict with Islamic State, former chief of Army Peter Leahy has warned.

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.

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.

Higher uni fees a threat to future growth, warns Engineers Australia

About 16,000 students enrolled in engineering degrees at Australian universities each year, but only 9500 graduates then entered the engineering workforce annually, the industry body said.

Julieanne Strachan Australia's future growth is under threat from proposed changes to university fees, industry body warns.

McDonald's planning to add home deliveries to its menu in Canberra

The golden arches will soon have home delivery in Canberra.

Julieanne Strachan It may only be a matter of time before McDonald's starts home delivery in Canberra.

Selfie stick is all just part of the digitalisation of our modern world

Must see: The selfie stick is becoming an essential for all tourists.

Julieanne Strachan It looks like a broom stick with a mobile phone stuck to it and essentially that's what it is, but the "selfie stick" is taking off as the one of the latest gadgets for people who want to compete...

Goulburn dangles childcare carrot in advertising campaign to lure Canberrans to the municipality

Laura Canty, left, with son Campbell, and Debbie Sibbick, third from left, with children Courtney and Benjamin Flack, are a few of the many Goulburn residents who travel to Canberra and Queanbeyan daily.

Julieanne Strachan Goulburn is trying to tempt Canberrans to up stumps and move to NSW with an advertising campaign hitting the ACT where it hurts – in the childcare shortage.

Start-up wants ordinary Australians to embrace 3D printing

Made for Me founders James Smith, Byron Vickers and James Antifaev.

Julieanne Strachan Boosting Australian manufacturing and giving designers access to a unprecedented technology have been the drivers behind the Made For Me concept, which has been newly developed in Canberra.

Life after prison for David Eastman

The Alexander Maconochie Centre.

Julieanne Strachan David Eastman's habit of keeping up with the news while in jail and his high level of education should help him readjust to life in the community, prisoner advocates have said.

Women fuelling Canberra innovation

A growing number of women in the ACT are taking steps to become their own bosses.

Julieanne Strachan The next innovation drive in Canberra business is likely to come from women, with a growing number planning their own start-ups.

Geoscience Australia's open day to suit crowds down to a T Rex

 Geoscience Australia's Dr Richard Blewett pans for gold and sappires.

Julieanne Strachan A T.Rex will prowl the grounds at Geoscience Australia today, ready to leap out and thrill visitors at the instituion's annual open day.