Rachel Browne They are young, rich and troubled and more are landing in psychologists' consulting rooms.
Rachel Browne FORGET trees. The biggest concern for the next generation is finding a job to support their families.
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.
Rachel Browne A new portrait of young people shows they are better educated and smoking less but are increasingly overweight, using illicit drugs and drinking at risky levels.
Lindsay Murdoch and Rachel Browne Surrogacy advocates advise Australian parents they could be stuck in Thailand for months while the country's government decides the fate of them and their babies.
Rachel Browne Almost 100,000 children from low-income families might lose their childcare places if the government tightens work study requirements under the Productivity Commission's recommendations.
Rachel Browne A submission from the Catholic Church's Truth, Justice and Healing Council to the child abuse royal commission has called for a mandatory national victims' redress scheme operated by government but...
Rachel Browne Are grannies going to be the nannies of the future? Will they want to go back to TAFE? Could it be a retirement earner?
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.
Rachel Browne John Tyson suffered an unthinkable tragedy in the Queensland floods in 2011.
Rachel Browne It's been a long time coming but Randwick woman Vi Robbins is now the oldest person in Australia at 112 years of age.
Alexandra Smith, Rachel Browne, Cosima Marriner Life just got a little squeezier for people in middle age. Already wedged between the demands of paid work, dependent children and ageing parents, changes forecast by this week's federal budget have...
Young gay men are avoiding testing for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, a new study reveals
Rachel Browne One third of young gay men have never been tested for HIV or other sexually transmitted infections despite the fact that they are increasingly likely to have unprotected sex with casual partners.
Rachel Browne When Wilma Robb was transferred from Parramatta Girls Training School to the notoriously brutal Institution for Girls in Hay as a 15-year-old, she vividly recalls being told what to expect.
Rachel Browne A senior bureaucrat in the Department of Family and Community Services charged with improving the protection of children has admitted young people in care were still being sexually abused by their...
Anna Patty, Rachel Browne Child protection workers have complained of being shuffled from office to office to cover staff vacancies, preventing them from getting to children in need.
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.
Rachel Browne Proud parents could be unwittingly putting their children at risk by posting images and information online that give away details such as where they go to school and which parks they frequent.
Rachel Browne, Saffron Howden High school student Bashir Yousufi is grateful for his life in Australia but the Afghan refugee still harbours deep sadness about the trauma he was forced to endure while waiting to be processed.
Rachel Browne Amy Bell loves her job at an eastern suburbs childcare centre where her days involve teaching, feeding and caring for up to 26 children.