Julieanne Strachan

Julieanne Strachan

Julieanne Strachan is a reporter for The Sunday Canberra Times.

Huge demand for childcare as baby boom hits ACT

Julieanne Strachan The pitter-patter of tiny feet around Canberra is turning into a dull roar, with 2013 delivering a record number of babies.

Hundreds attend Kidspot Baby and Kids Market despite the weather

Kylie Sjoberg with her mum Lynne Vanduren at the Baby & Kids Market, EPIC.

Julieanne Strachan Second-hand items prove a popular way for people to cut the costs of kitting out their children.

'I want Schapelle Corby treatment', Australian prisoner complains in Bali

Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby.

Julieanne Strachan Sex offender serving time in Indonesia complains he has been discriminated against by the Australian government.

Parking spot trade to heat up as $11 daily fee looms


Julieanne Strachan THE lucrative trade of buying individual car parking spaces in tightly held city centres, long practised by Melbourne and Sydney real estate investors, is tipped to become a burgeoning market in...

Male primary school teachers can make a difference for boys

Julieanne Strachan MALE teachers are important in children's lives and sometimes make the difference in getting through to boys about behavioural problems.

Celebs to get a look at royalty on Canberra visit

Julieanne Strachan THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will get up close and personal with Australian celebrities during the Canberra leg of their Australian tour.

Corrections officer accused of assaulting ex-girlfriend

Children missing legal aid

Julieanne Strachan A CORRECTIONS officer has been accused of violently assaulting his ex-girlfriend with the intention of having sex with her.

18 year old man refused bail


Julieanne Strachan An 18 year-old man has been refused bail after allegedly fleeing from police in a station wagon bearing stolen number plates.

Just build it and they will come

Julieanne Strachan A new 2000-seat lyric theatre in Canberra would probably cost $50 million to build, construction heavyweight John Hindmarsh has estimated.

We can't compete with theatre crowd

Swan Lake Australian Ballet 2012 Amber Scott in Swan Lake.

Julieanne Strachan Canberra is missing out on national shows because it lacks a modern theatre, Australian Ballet's artistic director says.

Tributes for violinist killed in motorcycle accident

Sorely missed ... Lorna Cumming, pictured in 2005.

Julieanne Strachan The Australian Chamber Orchestra is in mourning for the loss of one of its longest-serving musicians, Lorna Cumming.

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Arts boom recognised in added financing

Arts Minister Simon Crean.

Julieanne Strachan Arts Minister Simon Crean has unveiled the nation's biggest arts policy in nearly 20 years.

Do not disturb: artist at home and work

Andrea Zittel's A-Z homestead unit, in the sculpture garden at the National Museum of Australia. Andrea talks to Charlie Sofo, who will occupy the artwork for 10 days.
7 March 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times.


Julieanne Strachan There's living in a fish bowl and then there's this: living in an artwork located in the sculpture garden of the National Gallery of Australia.

Democracy explored in dance

The Australian Ballet.

Julieanne Strachan Arts Editor The Australian Ballet will give a world premiere performance in Canberra during May to celebrate the Centenary.

Gallery visitors can't get enough of the Queen

A portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by artist Ralph Heimans at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.

Julieanne Strachan The Queen's diamond jubilee portrait by Australian artist Ralph Heimans has become the single most popular painting shown at the National Portrait Gallery.

Grants council reflects on artists' wages

Chair of the Australian Council Rupert Myer at the Glassworks Canberra ahead of the meeting with the Arts Minister.

Julieanne Strachan Cursed with being brilliant but poor, long-suffering until after their deaths when their work could be fought over and sold for millions has been the fate of many famous artists for centuries.

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Canberra sweethearts behind spiegeltent magic

Entertainers who will perform in the Famous Spiegel Garden, at the Senate Rose Garden at Old Parliament House from the 1st of March.
13 Feb 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson.The Canberra Times.


Julieanne Strachan Canberra high school sweethearts David Bates and his wife Michele Bates d'Arbela are back in town and they've bought some interesting company with them.

Leading women celebrated in exhibition

Invited guests view the exhibition,

Julieanne Strachan Australian society still does not recognise the full potential of women, entrepreneur Imelda Roche said on Friday at the opening of the National Portrait Gallery's exhibition celebrating a century of...

Stage fright as Margolyes ponders turning 'binational' with PM's aid

Miriam Margolyes.

Julieanne Strachan Famed British actress Miriam Margolyes has graced the stage many times, but there is one performance in Canberra on Saturday that has her particularly nervous.

Capital's high achievers in line for top honours

Julie McKay (Young Australian of the Year 2013 ACT finalist), Dr Jim Peacock (Senior Australian of the Year 2013 ACT finalist), Francis Owusu (Australia's Local Hero ACT finalist) and Dr Tom Calma (Australian of the Year ACT finalist).

Megan Doherty and Julieanne Strachan Former diplomat and human rights and social justice campaigner Dr Tom Calma is the ACT finalist in the Australian of the Year Award, up against other contenders including media figure Ita Buttrose,...

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