Julieanne Strachan

Julieanne Strachan

Julieanne Strachan is a reporter for The Sunday Canberra Times.

Canberra firefighters come to Canada's aid

Julieanne Strachan Canberra firefighters are on the front line of fires raging through British Columbia in Canada, working 12-hour days to try to contain 148 separate blazes burning throughout the subalpine region.

Canberra Innovators: Specialised recruitment service fills a need

At home: Enabled Employment owner Jessica May.

Julieanne Strachan When Jessica May went looking for a highly specialised recruitment service on the internet and couldn't find it, she knew she had found a gap in the market place that needed filling.

Hit and run outside Canberra Hospital

A pedestrian crossing beside Yamba Drive.

Julieanne Strachan A man was severely injured in a hit and run accident on Saturday morning on the notorious stretch of Yamba Drive outside Canberra Hospital, where a senior cardiac sonographer was killed and another...

Cold snap triggers rise in asthma attacks

The flu can aggravate asthma, as can cold, dry air.

Julieanne Strachan Cold weather and high winds during the past week have contributed to a spike in the number of asthmatics seeking emergency hospital treatment in Canberra's north.

Fans of craft in for a treat

Canberra Quilters member Gemma Jackson, president Helen Rose, Jan Gorgon and Karen Brown with quilts to be shown at the show.

Julieanne Strachan Handicrafts are enjoying a popular resurgence in Canberra, propelled in part by a backlash against consumerism.

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.

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.

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.

Bail refused for Canberra man on drug importation charge


Julieanne Strachan A Canberra hotel became the unwitting venue for a shipment of drugs last week.

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.

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.

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.

Baby boomers turning to work, government pension as high fees erode superannuation savings

Jim Minifie, the Grattan Institute's productivity growth program director, said Canberrans would have some of the highest superannuation savings in the nation.

Julieanne Strachan The federal government may soon consider moves to cut the high fees that are eating into superannuation savings as more Australians are retiring later and increasingly relying on the government...

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...

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.

Australian warned against sending armed ADF to MH17 crash site

Inspectors from the Dutch government examine items at the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash site.

Julieanne Strachan Australian Defence Force personnel will be walking into a volatile situation at the MH17 crash site in Ukraine which they are not prepared for, a senior Defence figure in Australia has warned.

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.

Fake lottery tickets can turn Canberra 'winners' into big losers in a hurry

The ''winning'' lottery ticket offer.

Julieanne Strachan The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has warned of 'winning' lottery tickets that are being mailed to homes in Canberra promising named recipients hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Polynesian dancers at the NGA to celebrate the exhibition Atua: Sacred Gods from Polynesia

Samoan dancer Lisa Fa-Alafi at the NGA.

Julieanne Strachan Energetic Tongan dancers sung traditional harmonies on Saturday to celebrate Pacific Community Day at the National Gallery of Australia. 

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.