Federal Politics

Dan Harrison

Dan Harrison is Health and Indigenous Affairs Correspondent for Fairfax Media. He is based in Canberra.

Clive Palmer, whose private company Waratah Coal is seeking to develop a new coal mine in Queensland's Galilee Basin, ...

Palmer spent more than $9 a vote, say Greens

The Palmer United Party spent more than $9 on advertising for every vote it won in metropolitan seats at the 2013 election, according to an analysis being used by the Greens to argue for spending caps.

Senators Bob Day, Nick Xenophon, David Leyonhjelm and John Madigan.

Disabled workers forced to choose on back pay

Intellectually disabled workers who were paid as little as $1 an hour will have to waive their right to make discrimination claims if they accept a government payment equivalent to 50 per cent of what they are owed.