Rachel Browne

Rachel Browne

Rachel Browne is a Social Affairs Reporter for Fairfax Media

Aboriginal women in jail surge

<i>Illustration: Rocco Fazzari</i>

Rachel Browne A jump in the number of Aboriginal women in custody has led to a marked increase in the number of women imprisoned in Australia.

More with less: welfare groups pessimistic

UNEMPLOYMENT

Rachel Browne Not-for-profits say they're struggling with increased demand as government increasingly outsources services - without adequate funding.

Democracy: now for Plan B

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Rachel Browne AS THE Occupy Sydney protesters gathered in the city's financial district last week, another group of agitators met nearby to mull over similar ideas.

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.