Rachel Browne, Michaela Whitbourn Almost half of donations to some popular charities are spent on fund-raising, prompting calls for more transparency as the Coalition prepares to abolish the body set up to regulate not-for-profit...
Rachel Browne Up to one in four people will suffer violence in the workplace during their career.
Rachel Browne Up to one in four people will suffer violence in their workplace during the course of their career, with the direct cost running into millions of dollars a year in Australia.
Rachel Browne Australian religious organisations will continue using homosexual reorientation therapy, despite the closure of a leading US proponent, Exodus International, which has apologised for the "pain and...
Rachel Browne Pay rates being offered under the national disability insurance scheme, DisabilityCare Australia, are so low the program is unlikely to attract the necessary number of qualified staff, according to...
Rachel Browne Welfare agencies specialising in services for the homeless, legal assistance, the needs of youth and emergency relief are the most strained in the community sector.
Rachel Browne The Australian Maritime Search and Rescue Authority has denied that it delayed assisting asylum seekers on a stricken vessel that sank near Christmas Island, leaving a baby boy drowned and eight...
Rachel Browne More than a third of families struggle to pay childcare fees despite increased federal government assistance over the past decade, a new report by public policy think tank The Australia Institute...
Rachel Browne For Evelyn Scott, $1 a day will buy peace of mind.
Rachel Browne Migrants and refugees are keen to volunteer in their community as well as find paid employment, according to research from one of Australia's biggest multicultural work and training organisations.
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.
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.
Rachel Browne Not-for-profits say they're struggling with increased demand as government increasingly outsources services - without adequate funding.
Rachel Browne It's clear from the moment Carole Renouf opens the door to her Waverley terrace that she's a woman who embraces change in all its chaotic glory.
Rachel Browne A MAN accused of sending offensive letters to the families of soldiers who died in Afghanistan will go to the High Court to have the charges dropped on the basis they infringed his implied freedom of...
Rachel Browne More Australians will be encouraged to ditch the office for a desk at home under a new federal government campaign to be launched this month.
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.
Rachel Browne Ambitious pledge to halve homelessness by 2020, launched by Rudd government, is failing to reach its target.
Rachel Browne A fear of the unknown is deterring Australian employers from hiring more people with disabilities, according to the chief executive of one of Australia's largest companies.
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.