Rachel Browne

Rachel Browne

Rachel Browne is a Social Affairs Reporter for Fairfax Media

NCOSS cost of living study shows poor are left behind

Rachel Browne Anna Patty One in seven people in NSW - more than a million - are living below the poverty line, which is higher than the national average, a new report has found.

230,000 seek help as housing affordability bites

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Rachel Browne Almost a quarter of a million Australians - or one in 98 people - requested help from welfare agencies because they were either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, according to figures from the...

More homeless despite $1 billion funding

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Home Ground Homeless census.
A homeless man in St. Kilda.
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Rachel Browne The rate of homelessness in Australia rose eight per cent between 2006 and 2011, despite public funding of $1.1 billion as part of a Federal Government promise to halve homelessness by 2020.

Homeless numbers surge despite pledge

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Rachel Browne Ambitious pledge to halve homelessness by 2020, launched by Rudd government, is failing to reach its target.