Rachel Browne

Rachel Browne

Rachel Browne is a Social Affairs Reporter for Fairfax Media

Sex Discrimination Commissioner shocked by findings of Human Rights Commission report

Rachel Browne Long-awaited report into discrimination against pregnant women to be handed down by the Human Rights Commission

RAAF leads way as first breastfeeding-friendly military workplace

Breast Feeding on base. Department of Defence.  Bec Whittington, daughter of Corporal Kylie Whittington. Photo by Flight Lieutenant Rebecca Olsen.

Rachel Browne A growing number of employers are becoming breastfeeding-friendly workplaces with the Royal Australian Air Force becoming the latest organisation to become accredited.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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...

Families still struggle with cost of care, study reveals

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...

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.
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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.

'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...