Rachel Browne They are young, rich and troubled and more are landing in psychologists' consulting rooms.
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.
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 FORGET trees. The biggest concern for the next generation is finding a job to support their families.
Rachel Browne Schools across the public, independent and Catholic sector in NSW have reacted angrily to the Coalition's backflip on funding, with many saying the uncertainty over budgets makes forward planning...
Rachel Browne One in seven Australians admits to experiencing severe to extremely severe depressive symptoms with almost half citing job-related issues as a source of the stress.
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 More than a quarter of older Australians are struggling financially, a global report into the welfare of seniors shows. It ranks Australia at No.14 out of 91 countries.
Rachel Browne More than a quarter of older Australians are struggling financially, according to a global report into the welfare of seniors.
Rachel Browne Evidence shows heavy exposure to screen violence in adolescence is changing the development of young peoples' brains.
Rachel Browne The country life is far from idyllic for many Australians, a new report showing that people in rural areas are more likely to live in poverty than their urban counterparts.
Rachel Browne The circumstances for Australia's poorest people have barely changed over the past decade while high-income earners have surged ahead, widening the wealth gap.
Rachel Browne The Rudd government is set to announce a rescue package for Australia's ailing automotive industry, aimed at boosting demand for locally made cars.
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 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 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 A global report showing that Australia has one of the lowest rates of violence against women is hardly a cause for celebration, according to social welfare groups.
Rachel Browne Jock Watson spent most of his 20s in a nursing home after a car accident left him with an acquired brain injury, meaning he needed constant care.
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...