Dan Harrison is Health and Indigenous Affairs Correspondent for Fairfax Media. He is based in Canberra.
Dan Harrison Patient advocates say cuts to health spending will lead to higher out-of-pocket costs for consumers, while doctors have accused the government of targeting the sick to reduce the budget deficit.
Dan Harrison Patients will face higher out-of-pocket costs and doctors will feel some pain as the government tries to rein in growth in health spending.
Dan Harrison A $226 million package to improve cancer prevention, detection, treatment and research is one of the few new spending measures in a tight health budget.
Dan Harrison The number of people expected to be covered by DisabilityCare has been revised up by 50,000 because of population growth.
Dan Harrison The proportion of GP visits being bulk-billed has hit a record high, with 82.4 per cent of GP services in the first three months of the year provided at no cost to the patient.
Dan Harrison Internet behemoth Google has won its legal battle with the consumer watchdog.
Dan Harrison Internet search giant Google has won its legal battle with the consumer watchdog, after the High Court today overturned a ruling that the company had engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct.
Dan Harrison Watchdog chases airline following High Court dismissal of sovereign immunity claim.
Dan Harrison The NSW Minister for Disability Services, Andrew Constance, has described the Gillard government's $1 billion budget commitment to a National Disability Insurance Scheme as ''hopelessly inadequate''.
Dan Harrison An injection of $1 billion will kick-start the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Dan Harrison Families on welfare will pay more for childcare and subsidised care will be better targeted under an overhaul of a program designed to encourage parents to enter or return to the workforce.
Dan Harrison AN INJECTION of $1billion will kickstart the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Dan Harrison Welfare groups have attacked a welfare crackdown expected in Tuesday's federal budget, saying the budget surplus should not be built on the backs of the nation's most needy.
Dan Harrison IN THE 27 years John Van Duijneveldt worked at Kodak's Australian film manufacturing plant, he took comfort from the thought its giant international parent would be there to look after him should its...
Dan Harrison THE consumer group, Choice, has reacted angrily to a threat by the federal Coalition to overturn a ban on mortgage exit fees.
Dan Harrison THE Tax Office will expand its use of data matching to crack down on businesses using cash transactions to hide income.