Rachel Browne, Saffron Howden High school student Bashir Yousufi is grateful for his life in Australia but the Afghan refugee still harbours deep sadness about the trauma he was forced to endure while waiting to be processed.
Rachel Browne When Fiona Coote had a heart failure in 1984, a transplant was the only option. Three decades later, one of the surgeons who operated on the teenager believes heart transplants will soon be a thing...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rachel Browne Australia needs free preschool places for all if it is to compete with other developed countries.
Anna Patty, Rachel Browne Child protection workers have complained of being shuffled from office to office to cover staff vacancies, preventing them from getting to children in need.
Rachel Browne A senior bureaucrat in the Department of Family and Community Services charged with improving the protection of children has admitted young people in care were still being sexually abused by their...
Rachel Browne When Wilma Robb was transferred from Parramatta Girls Training School to the notoriously brutal Institution for Girls in Hay as a 15-year-old, she vividly recalls being told what to expect.
Rachel Browne Mary Hooker has a photograph of herself taken two days after she was released from Parramatta Girls Training School after a 15-month sentence in the early 1970s.
Rachel Browne Janet Mulquiney was so terrified of the prospect of going to the Parramatta Girls Training School she tried to jump out of a moving police car into traffic when she was being taken to the centre in...
Young gay men are avoiding testing for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, a new study reveals
Rachel Browne One third of young gay men have never been tested for HIV or other sexually transmitted infections despite the fact that they are increasingly likely to have unprotected sex with casual partners.
Rachel Browne A Gold Coast woman has bravely given detailed account of her time as a 16-year-old in Parramatta Girls Training School in 1958.
Rachel Browne Fay Hillery had suffered unimaginable trauma as a young child, including the death of her mother when she was three, rejection by her father and neglect at the hands of her grandparents.
Rachel Browne Childcare workers upgrading their qualifications would have tuition fees covered under an apprenticeship scheme to ease the chronic skills shortage in the sector, in a recommendation by a leading...
Rachel Browne Childcare workers upgrading their qualifications would have their tuition fees covered under an apprenticeship scheme.
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.
Rachel Browne Vicki Pogulis can remember a time when not a single student at Glebe Public School had a perfect attendance record but over the past decade the principal has watched as one-time truants have been...
Rachel Browne Teaching children how to read is increasingly being outsourced to well-meaning volunteers rather than qualified professionals, according to leading author Jackie French.