Julieanne Strachan

Julieanne Strachan

Julieann Strachan

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.

Petrol prices hit a low

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

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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.

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.

Caught in credit trap

Julieanne Strachan CASH-STRAPPED ACT seniors are turning to credit cards to pay for medical bills and home repairs and are racking up debts they will never be able to repay, financial experts have warned.

Judith Lucy recounts how she unearthed Canberra

Judith Lucy

Julieanne Strachan CANBERRANS are so used to having their city derided as boring, that having an outsider compare the place to New York might raise more than a few eyebrows.

Call for change of heart

Lisa McClelland had a heart attack at 39 and is encouraging women to have their cholesterol checked.


Julieanne Strachan HEART disease is the number one killer of Australian women, but research suggests that as many as 500,000 women who have high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol levels are not aware they are at...

ACT's altared reality

Groom-to-be Luke Webb is watched closely by daughter Latoya Webb (18 months) as he is measured up by Harry Statos of Kevin O'Connor Menswear in Queanbeyan.

Julieanne Strachan YOUNG Canberra men are in a rush to get hitched, with national data showing the ACT had the lowest median age for first-time grooms in the country.

Scientists closer to elixir of youth

Julieanne Strachan A FUTURE where Australians can pop a pill and significantly delay the effects of ageing - from hair loss to the onset of dementia - may be only about a decade away, one of the world's leading...

IT skills drought ahead

Julieanne Strachan TECHNOLOGY experts are sounding the alarm over huge falls in the number of students taking computer courses at university level, warning that the skills shortage will likely worsen in coming years.

Afridi jailing right: Pakistan

Julieanne Strachan PAKISTAN has defended the treatment of a government-employed doctor who has been sentenced to 33 years in jail after helping the CIA locate Osama bin Laden.

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War exacts its heavy price

Julieanne Strachan Pakistan has paid a heavy price in its war on terror, its high commissioner Abdul Malik Abdullah has said, including enduring its first ever suicide bombings and the losses of billions of dollars to...