Rachel Browne Children with autism are being short changed in the NDIS with the government's benchmark payment only covering six hours of therapy a week, less than a third of the 20 hours a week considered...
Rachel Browne Young Australians are more likely to survive infancy and are improving at school but they are getting fatter and suffering greater rates of abuse and neglect, according to a snapshot of...
Rachel Browne It's been a long time coming but Randwick woman Vi Robbins is now the oldest person in Australia at 112 years of age.
Rachel Browne John Tyson suffered an unthinkable tragedy in the Queensland floods in 2011.
Alexandra Smith, Rachel Browne, Cosima Marriner Life just got a little squeezier for people in middle age. Already wedged between the demands of paid work, dependent children and ageing parents, changes forecast by this week's federal budget have...
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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.