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.
Rachel Browne The National Disability Insurance Agency underspent its budget by $18 million in the 2013-14 financial year, raising hope for people with disabilities who have missed out on funding.
Rachel Browne Australia protected kids during the GFC but an expert warns against complacency.
Rachel Browne Well-resourced institutions may have to foot the bill for child sexual abuse committed in other organisations which are unable to provide financial compensation for victims.
Rachel Browne A single person living in rental accommodation is at the greatest risk of severe financial hardship, according to a new report which looks at the causes and depth of poverty in Australia.
Rachel Browne A Pentecostal pastor may have overlooked suspicions about his paedophile son-in-law because of their family relationship, a royal commission has heard.
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...
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 An ambitious national program to end domestic violence will employ similar approaches to campaigns that have successfully reduced tobacco use and dangerous driving.
Rachel Browne Rules designed to stop child trafficking in South Africa require extra paperwork for children before they can enter or exit the country.
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.
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...
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.
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.