Rachel Browne

Rachel Browne

Rachel Browne is a Social Affairs Reporter for Fairfax Media

Sydney couple on missing Malaysia Airlines jet 'off to see children'

malaysia air

Rachel Browne, Amanda Hoh The Sydney couple aboard the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight had two young children who were living with their extended family in China.

Online: Parents urged to be careful with child-related information

Eugenie Pepper daughter Chloe

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.

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.

Selective high schools: record number compete for places

School

Alexandra Smith, Rachel Browne A record number of NSW children sat for the selective schools placement test on Thursday: 13,930 children are in contention for 4188 spots.

Chinese lead way in boost to winery visits

NCH/SMH - NEWS - Hungerford Wines in the Hunter Valley,   General Manager, Adrian Lockhart in the barrel room.   Photo by Marina Neil - 5th February 2014

Esther Han, Rachel Browne Once they came for the Rock and the Reef but international tourists are increasingly likely to add a winery trip to their Australian holiday itinerary, the Chinese driving demand.

ACTU wants action as workplace violence predicted to affect one in four employees

Ged Kearney.

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.

School funding backflip a betrayal say angry principals

Schools

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...

Children of affluent people more likely to suffer psychologicial problems

Rachel Browne They are young, rich and troubled and more are landing in psychologists' consulting rooms.

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.

Screen violence 'hard-wires' growing brains

Rachel Browne Evidence shows heavy exposure to screen violence in adolescence is changing the development of young peoples' brains.

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.
1st May 2013
Photo: Wolter Peeters
The Sydney Morning Herald

Rachel Browne For Evelyn Scott, $1 a day will buy peace of mind.

At home with Simon Longstaff

Simon Longstaff

Rachel Browne The philosopher has learnt much from his books but he values a life that is rich in experience.

At home with Jenni Seton

At home with Jenni Seton,

Rachel Browne The chief executive of cancer charity Redkite has a passion for her work that is matched only by her devotion as an aunt.

Bid for right to offend bereaved

Muslim cleric Sheik Haron.

Rachel Browne A MAN accused of sending offensive letters to the families of soldiers who died in Afghanistan will go to the High Court to have the charges dropped on the basis they infringed his implied freedom of...

Not everyone's cup of tea

Merrill Fernando

Rachel Browne The high tea has been hijacked. So say connoisseurs of the world's most popular brew.

Heavy burden for IVF patients

Dr David Knight and Dr Sonya Jessup with their 3 month old son Sam Knight

Rachel Browne ONE IN five couples who give up fertility treatment does so because of the psychological and physical burden of the process, according to a major study of assisted reproductive technology.

At home with Gail O'Brien

Rachel Browne The wife of the late Dr Chris O'Brien has weathered unspeakable tragedies but remains determined to see his dreams become reality.

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.

Elite nursing home probed

The federal Department of Health and Ageing has confirmed that the Aged Care Complaints Scheme is investigating concerns raised by three parties.

Rachel Browne Sydney's Lulworth House is under investigation over serious allegations of neglect.

More homeless despite $1 billion funding

The Age
News
19/10/2011.
picture Justin McManus.
Home Ground Homeless census.
A homeless man in St. Kilda.
4.54am St.KIlda

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.