Rachel Browne

Rachel Browne

Rachel Browne is a Social Affairs Reporter for Fairfax Media

Charity offerings down but people power out in force

Poverty

Rachel Browne THE groups that support needy people at Christmas are doing it tough themselves this year with charity organisations saying donations have slumped compared with last December.

Single parents struggle after shift to Newstart

Carolyn Carey

Shane Green, Rachel Browne A bleak picture of disadvantage among single parents forced onto Newstart has emerged, with a new Salvation Army report finding the contentious policy has compounded levels of deprivation.

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Army takes to the streets to battle poverty

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Rachel Browne More than 100,000 volunteers will spend this weekend knocking on doors to help the Salvation Army address Australia's rising rate of poverty.