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Rachel Browne

Rachel Browne

Rachel Browne is a Social Affairs Reporter for Fairfax Media

Jujitsu helps beat the bullies: call for more courses in NSW schools

Rachel Browne A leading jujitsu instructor has called for martial arts to be taught in schools to reduce the incidence of bullying.

Safer Sydney: Citizens' jury unites to tackle violence on the streets

Rachel Browne It is a problem politicians and experts from law enforcement, the health sector and the community have failed to successfully tackle.

Rachelle Louise proclaims boyfriend Simon Gittany's innocence in paid TV interview


Rachel Browne and Megan Levy With Simon Gittany due to be jailed for up to two decades this week for the balcony murder of his fiancee, his girlfriend Rachelle Louise (pictured) has used a paid TV interview to proclaim his...

Generation EEO

Cynthia Whelan, CEO of Barclays Bank in Sydney.
30th November 2012
Photo: Janie Barrett

Rachel Browne Veteran social researcher Eva Cox can still vividly recall the day she applied for a job in the ABC's mail room as a young woman, believing the only requirement was the ability to sort letters and...

Immunisation rates trail poorer countries


Rachel Browne Australian immunisation rates are lower than those of many developing countries including Rwanda, Eritrea and Bangladesh, according to a global report.

Housework twice the burden for women


Rachel Browne When it comes to the division of domestic labour and paid work, Australian families are still stuck in a time warp where dad brings home the bacon, and mum cooks it and does the dishes.

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One in five kindy children are likely to struggle

Minister for Early Childhood Peter Garrett (right) is hugged by 1year old Elizabeth Malueth(2nd from right)

Rachel Browne More than one in five Australian kindergarten children is developmentally vulnerable in at least one key area, federal government data reveals.

Don't worry, mum will do it: parents pick up the slack for Gen lazY



Rachel Browne IT'S generation Y's dirty little secret. They might be working, studying and roaming the globe but it's mum who still picks up their grotty socks and puts a hot meal on the table.

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