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.

Work violence affects one in four, says Canadian Kelly Watt

Rachel Browne Up to one in four people will suffer violence in the workplace during their career.

ACTU wants action as workplace violence predicted to affect one in four employees

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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.

Revealed: the high cost of being charitable

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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...

'Gay cure' therapy will continue

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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...

Disability scheme's 'unrealistic' pay offer short of current rates

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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...

Homeless worst hit in squeeze on welfare

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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.

Authority denies delaying boat rescues

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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...

What a difference $1 a day makes for so many

Evelyn Scott, with her 33yo daughter Kylie who has Down Syndrome, is welcoming the guaranteed support under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) which will allow Kylie to live independantly. Kylie currently live at home with her mother in their Wentworth Point unit.
1st May 2013
Photo: Wolter Peeters
The Sydney Morning Herald

Rachel Browne For Evelyn Scott, $1 a day will buy peace of mind.

New arrivals keen to give back to the community: report

Malaykham Salivanh is a refugee from Laos.

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.

Single parents struggle after shift to Newstart

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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.

More with less: welfare groups pessimistic

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Rachel Browne Not-for-profits say they're struggling with increased demand as government increasingly outsources services - without adequate funding.

At home with Carole Renouf

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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.

Bid for right to offend bereaved

Muslim cleric Sheik Haron.

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...

Working from home campaign set for launch

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.

More homeless despite $1 billion funding

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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.

Disabled workers challenge naive employers

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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.

Charity offerings down but people power out in force

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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.