Rachel Browne

Rachel Browne

Rachel Browne is a Social Affairs Reporter for Fairfax Media

Helpful habits

Rachel Browne Retrieving rusty syringes from a neglected strip of gritty sand on Sydney Harbour may not be everyone's idea of an enjoyable way to pass the time, but that's exactly what I found myself doing one...

Charities use imagination to help build literacy skills for disadvantaged children

Rachel Browne Two new books arrive in the Hobson family's mailbox every month, one for four-year-old Emma and one for baby Samuel.

Australian researchers reveal upside to gaming

This image accompanies a games story/review by Mike Wilcox, to appear
in the Livewire pages of the Green Guide.

The video game story - Call of Duty Black Ops II

Rachel Browne The benefits of playing video games may offset the negative impact of exposure to screen violence, according to Australian-led research.

Sandra Sully's battle with work bully

Sandra Sully

Rachel Browne Newsreader Sandra Sully has spoken of her decade of torment in the Ten newsroom with ongoing bullying from a female colleague leaving her in considerable distress.

Teenagers take time to break in summer school with street style

Vacation care

Rachel Browne JUSTIN MUNZER, a teenage rapper, describes the Ted Noffs Foundation's Street University as ''like school but only with subjects you really love''.

At home with Roy Billing

Roy Billing

Rachel Browne One of the most familiar faces on Australian film and television screens, this former New Zealander thrives on his work. Which is just as well - at 65, he has never been busier.

No more oil

Garrett scotches talk of Oils tour

School Education Minister Peter Garrett.

Rachel Browne Education is the only show in town, says former Midnight Oil front man Peter Garrett who has hosed down rumours that the band might reform for a live tour.

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Not everyone's cup of tea

Merrill Fernando

Rachel Browne The high tea has been hijacked. So say connoisseurs of the world's most popular brew.

Does my art look big in this?

Mayhem event at Design Centre, Enmorean.

Rachel Browne THEY may not be appropriate for the office but the costumes by students from the Design Centre Enmore are expected to land them jobs in the creative industries.

At home with ... Mark Trevorrow

Mark Trevorrow

Rachel Browne Mark Trevorrow is footloose and fancy-free. He's been travelling the world, writing and performing.

Voice a high note for struggling Nine

<i>The Voice</i>

Rachel Browne Will The Voice be enough to save the Nine Network from singing for its supper?

At home with ... Reg Mombassa

Mombassa

Rachel Browne Reg Mombassa likes to work in his studio with his mother watching over his shoulder. The fact that she has been dead for a few years doesn't worry him.

A new dawn, a new year and a time to dream (big or small)

Delwyn 'DJ' Gothachalkenin of Cape York Peninsula who has come to Sydney to bsee the fireworks and NYE celebrations as a reward for an unbroken school attendance all year.

Rachel Browne AS THE endless rainbow symbol lit up the Sydney Harbour Bridge last night, it signalled the dawn of a new year - and fresh possibilities.

Bruised, gagged ... now radio winners

Kyle Sandilands

Rachel Browne BOTH have an uncanny ability to create headlines for all the wrong reasons but controversy-courting radio hosts Kyle Sandilands and Derryn Hinch had reason to celebrate last night.

Iconic character

Louie finally told to buzz off after 50 years

Louie the Fly

Rachel Browne No fly-by-night, advertising mascot Louie the Fly has really become 'poor, dead Louie'.

Poor dead Louie

Gotta fly ... it's curtains for Louie

The Louie The Fly Character from the Mortein fly spray advertising campaigns. 1970sSHD SUNDAY LIFE ROYALTY FREE Picture COURTESY OF MORTEIN

Rachel Browne After more than 50 years of spreading disease with the greatest of ease, Louie the Fly has really become ''poor dead Louie''.

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Fast fingered food

Everything stolen but kitchen sink

Chat Thai.

Rachel Browne The bizarre things people steal from restaurants, and from outside them.

Things must be absurd: Pickering's back

Larry Pickering.

Rachel Browne THE distinctive signature has not changed, nor the wit. More than 30 years after retiring from political cartooning, Larry Pickering has picked up his tools again, inspired by the lunacy of...

So you think you can build …

The Block

Rachel Browne ON THE small screen, it all looks so easy. Simply knock out a few walls, pop in some new fittings and your house gets an instant boost in appearance and value.

Life in an asylum seeker's shoes

Contestants.

Rachel Browne TAKE six average Australians with strong views about asylum seekers, give them the authentic refugee experience for a month and see what happens.