Rachel Browne

Rachel Browne

Rachel Browne is a Social Affairs Reporter for Fairfax Media

Pick-up artist Julien Blanc forced out of Australia after Scott Morrison cancels visa

Rachel Browne Julien Blanc, self-described pick-up artist who promotes choking women, has visa cancelled and leaves Australia

Catholic Church recommends new redress scheme for child sex abuse victims

Catholic church.

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...

Surrogacy advocates urge Australian parents to stay calm

Steven and James with Rhyley soon after his birth in Bangkok.

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.

Passenger manifest and the litany of coincidences in unfolding tragedy

Mo Maslin

Eamonn Duff and Rachel Browne Michael and Carol Clancy had never met Albert and Maree Rizk. Their lives could not have been more contrasting.

Families paying the price of a new financial order

TopCash

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...

Officials 'asleep' on nursing care

Rachel Browne and Vince Chadwick Aged-care advocates fear criminals are using a legal loophole to gain control of nursing homes.

Listen to children to avoid past tragedies, commissioner urges

Megan Mitchell the inaugural national children's commissioner.

Rachel Browne Australia's inaugural National Children's Commissioner, Megan Mitchell, has given her first major public speech.

Childcare surge but city places hard to find

Childcare.

Rachel Browne Families in parts of Sydney and Melbourne are still struggling to find childcare vacancies despite a surge in new providers and a record number of children in centres.

Lack of new drugs for depression and obesity

Dr Christine Bennett CEO of Research Australia.

Rachel Browne OBESITY and depression have been identified by the federal government as key health concerns, but a report shows that few new treatments to help both conditions have been developed over the past...

Home allergy kits fraught with risks

Allergy tests.

Rachel Browne FOR allergy sufferers, the idea that a simple home test can determine the source of their unpleasant symptoms is an appealing one.

Family, army farewell Digger shot dead in Afghanistan

Funeral of Lance Corporal Andrew Jones.

Rachel Browne HE WAS remembered as a ''great cook'', and hundreds of mourners gathered for the funeral of Lance Corporal Andrew Jones, 25, pictured, who died on May 30 after being shot by an Afghan soldier.

HIV no longer means certain death

David Polson was diagnosed with HIV in 1984. He was one of the first people in australia to be diagnosed.He has been on and off treatment for the past 28 years.Modern treatments mean HIV is no longer a death sentence but a manageable condition.David is a case study for a story about people living well with HIV. Pictured in his apartment in Potts Point, Sydney. 22nd June 2012.

Rachel Browne After David Polson was diagnosed with the human immunodeficiency virus in 1984, he was advised to get his affairs in order.

Dad died on his own terms with his family around him

Rachel Browne ROBERT CORDOVER was a marine biologist who spoke seven languages, loved music and theatre and had lived all over the world. So when the time came for him to die he wanted to do it on his own terms.