Rachel Browne More than 135,000 Australian children, or about 26 in every 1000 children, received child protection services in 2012–13, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of...
Rachel Browne When Matthew Whisker picks his children up from their north shore childcare centre he doesn’t automatically have to ask how their day went – he already knows.
Eamonn Duff and Rachel Browne Michael and Carol Clancy had never met Albert and Maree Rizk. Their lives could not have been more contrasting.
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.
Rachel Browne, Lara O'toole Toddler Kayla Browne's world is being rocked by the arrival a of a new book every month.
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.
Rachel Browne Ambitious pledge to halve homelessness by 2020, launched by Rudd government, is failing to reach its target.
Rachel Browne Almost a quarter of a million Australians - or one in 98 people - requested help from welfare agencies because they were either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, according to figures from the...
Rachel Browne The number of proven child abuse and neglect victims rose 20 per cent last year, reversing a long-term decline.
Rachel Browne The number of child abuse and neglect victims rose 20 per cent last year, reversing a long-term decline.
Rachel Browne It is used in 25 countries, has been translated into 17 languages and is ranked by the United Nations as the leading parenting program.
Rachel Browne Australia's first Children's Commissioner grasps the importance of the role, having experienced her own childhood adversity.
Rachel Browne Almost a quarter of childcare services are failing to meet health and safety standards under rigorous new benchmarks designed to improve quality.
Rachel Browne Almost a quarter of childcare services are failing to meet new health and safety standards under rigorous new benchmarks designed to improve quality.
Rachel Browne Not-for-profits say they're struggling with increased demand as government increasingly outsources services - without adequate funding.
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 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...