Rachel Browne

Rachel Browne

Rachel Browne is a Social Affairs Reporter for Fairfax Media

Free program gives children with disabilities a better chance of success at school

Rachel Browne Research projects have repeatedly shown glaring gaps in support for parents and teachers of kids with disabilities.

Jehovah's Witness elders ignored child sex abuse rules of evidence, royal commission told

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Rachel Browne A group of Jehovah's Witness Church elders ignored their own strict religious standards in failing to punish a self-confessed child abuser in their ranks, a royal commission has heard.

Jehovah's Witnesses destroyed evidence, Royal Commission hears

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Rachel Browne The Jehovah's Witness Church in Australia hid allegations of child sexual abuse involving more than 1000 of its members over a 60 year period, a royal commission has heard.

Jehovah's Witnesses did not report 1006 alleged sex abusers to police, royal commission told

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Rachel Browne The Jehovah's Witness Church in Australia received allegations of child sexual abuse involving more than 1000 of its members over a 60-year period but did not report a single claim to police, a royal...

Wallaby great Tim Horan gets behind the City2Surf

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Rachel Browne Former rugby player to encourage Westpac staff from the sidelines.

People with work-related cancer miss out on compo

Around 3.6 million Australians could be exposed to carcinogens at work.

Rachel Browne Fewer than 10 per cent of people with work-related cancers receive compensation, with the Cancer Council Australia urging employees and their bosses to be more vigilant about occupational risks such...

HCCC 'failed' victims of paedophile doctor John Rolleston

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Rachel Browne When a former patient of a paedophile doctor filed a complaint, the watchdog failed to alert the police or the hospital, a royal commission has heard.

Former HCCC commissioner Merrilyn Walton gives evidence to sex-abuse inquiry

Rachel Browne Watchdog now has policy to ensure serious complaints are addressed more promptly.

Nepal earthquake: Australians still missing

Following the earthquake on April 25 in Kathmandu, Nepal, family members of missing Australians should contact Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Consular Emergency Centre.

Georgina Mitchell, Rachel Browne, Angelo Risso More than 300 Australians in Nepal are still unaccounted for after Saturday's earthquake.

Nepal earthquake: Growing number of Australians missing

Zachary Sheridan, left, with brother Hugh, is unaccounted for at Mt Everest.

Rachel Browne Dozens of Australians have been listed as missing in Nepal following the earthquake which has claimed more than 1800 lives.

Young men remain alarmingly homophobic, study finds

Miki Perkins, Rachel Browne Sean Towner at eight years old was just a tall, goofy kid. Almost a head above the pack with a Bieber-blonde bob, he was a long-limbed embodiment of enthusiasm over skill with a deep hankering to...

Beyondblue research reveals alarming levels of homophobia in teenagers

Rachel Browne A new study from mental health charity beyondblue has revealed high levels of homophobia among teenage boys, leading to depression and anxiety among young gay people.

Royal Commission into child sexual abuse: Salvos failed to protect boys, report finds

There was evidence of horrific abuse at four Salvos homes in NSW and Queensland.

Rachel Browne The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has found that the Salvos did not protect boys from abuse and accused many of lying, a damning report finds.

Knox Grammar told to destroy sex abuse files: royal commission

Knox headmaster John Weeks: 'unconscionable that documents would be destroyed'.

Rachel Browne The headmaster of Knox Grammar School has told a royal commission that it is "unconscionable" anyone at the school would destroy documents relating to child sexual abuse.

A snapshot of young Australians: high aspirations but low expectations

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Rachel Browne Australia’s young people have bold dreams for the future but many fear goals such as career success and financial independence might be out of reach, the country’s biggest youth study...

Paradise lost: Satyananda Yoga Ashram is the subject of royal commission hearing

Leader: Swami Satyananda Saraswati personally selected Akhandananda Saraswati to run the Australian yoga ashram.

Rachel Browne The oldest ashram in Australia is the subject of a public hearing at the sex abuse royal commission starting on December 2.

First graduate of work skills program developed by TAFE and AFFORD

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Rachel Browne The Australian Foundation for Disability (AFFORD) and TAFE NSW have developed the state's first work skills program to support employees with disability.

500,000 Australians suffer OCD but few seek help

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Rachel Browne Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a leading cause of disability in Australia, but few sufferers seek treatment due to the stigma and the cost and time involved.

States must set adoption targets, Barnardos Australia says

Rachel Browne Australia's leading child abuse charity is calling on the federal government to introduce targets to encourage the adoption of children from foster care.

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

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