Dan Harrison is Health and Indigenous Affairs Correspondent for Fairfax Media. He is based in Canberra.
Dan Harrison Private health insurance premiums will rise by a weighted industry average of 6.18 per cent from April 1, Health Minister Sussan Ley has announced.
Dan Harrison Hundreds of thousands of Australians could face having to pay the full cost of their visit upfront as a result of the government's Medicare changes, a Senate committee has heard.
Dan Harrison Legislative recognition of Indigenous Australians will be extended for a further three years.
Dan Harrison The clear liquid runs into Christian Rivera's 13-year-old body through an intravenous drip.
Dan Harrison When Prime Minister Tony Abbott rose in the House of Representatives on Wednesday morning to deliver the annual report on efforts to close the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians,...
Michael Gordon and Dan Harrison Bipartisan consensus on Indigenous policy ruptured on Wednesday when several Coalition MPs walked out on a speech by Labor leader Bill Shorten calling on the government to reverse $500 million in...
Dan Harrison Government cuts and funding uncertainty for Indigenous health initiatives jeopardise the gains made, Aboriginal groups say.
Dan Harrison Policy consultant Terry Barnes has called for the Abbott government to scrap its plan to introduce an "optional" $5 fee to visit the doctor.
Dan Harrison Prime Minister Tony Abbott has called a special party room meeting for 9am on Monday to end the uncertainty around his leadership.
Dan Harrison Employers, not employees, should pay for medical certificates because it is employers who need them, academic says.
Dan Harrison Tony Abbott's praetorian guard blitzed the airwaves on Saturday in a bid to persuade nervous Liberal MPs to give the Prime Minister time to turn the government's fortunes around.
Dan Harrison Deputy Liberal leader Julie Bishop has appeared alongside embattled Prime Minister Tony Abbott as he fights to save his leadership.
Gareth Hutchens, Dan Harrison The Abbott government must try to “bring the public with them” when it delivers its second budget this year, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has urged.
Dan Harrison Independent Senator Jacqui Lambie hopes Malcolm Turnbull will replace Tony Abbott as Prime Minister.
Dan Harrison Liver cancer looms as Australia's greatest cancer challenge, according to a new analysis shows, with one Australian dying of liver cancer for every Australian who is diagnosed with the disease.
Dan Harrison Mobile teams of experts will be deployed to nursing homes to help aged care providers deal people with severe symptoms of dementia.
Dan Harrison The company awarded a $20 million contract to operate an Ebola treatment centre on behalf of Australia donated $30,000 to the Liberal Party last financial year.
Dan Harrison The nation's food ministers have rejected advice from Australia's food standards agency that hemp be allowed to be used in food.
Dan Harrison The head of the nation's main spy agency has strongly defended proposals to require phone and internet providers to store customer metadata for two years, declaring this was the "minimum" period of...
Dan Harrison Australia has started delivering equipment to the Afghan military to counter improvised explosive devices.