Dan Harrison is Health and Indigenous Affairs Correspondent for Fairfax Media. He is based in Canberra.
Dan Harrison Prime Minister Tony Abbott will join other world leaders in South Africa for the memorial service for Nelson Mandela.
Dan Harrison Prime Minister Tony Abbott will travel to South Africa next week to represent Australia at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela, and will invite Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to accompany him.
Dan Harrison Former federal police commissioner Mick Keelty has criticised "lax" and "complacent" practices with the Australian Electoral Commission in concluding the fate of 1370 missing Western Australian...
Dan Harrison The Greens are urging Labor to block Abbott government plans to repeal the Gillard government's poker machine reforms, warning that no future federal government will have the courage to tackle...
Dan Harrison Former Liberal leader John Hewson has called for greater action to tackle poor bone health, which is costing the nation an estimated $2.75 billion a year.
Dan Harrison A Labor-dominated Senate committee has ordered National Broadband Network executives to appear before it on Friday after they earlier expressed reluctance to attend.
Dan Harrison A senior East Timorese minister has backed Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s call for a code of conduct on spying, questioning whether intelligence gathering by some nations had got out...
Jonathan Swan and Dan Harrison Education Minister Christopher Pyne blames journalists for getting confused about his school funding promises, amid growing anger over the Coalition's reneging on its pre-election commitments.
Dan Harrison, Michael Bachelard Prime Minister Tony Abbott has declined to immediately commit to the spying code of ethics demanded by Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
Dan Harrison One of the nation's oldest health organisations has been placed in voluntary administration after its funding was cut by the government.
Dan Harrison Federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne has abandoned his pre-election pledge that every school would receive the same amount of funding under the Coalition as under Labor.
Josephine Tovey, Dan Harrison The NSW government has warned the Commonwealth it will not support any dismantling of the Gonski school funding model.
Dan Harrison Immigration Minister Scott Morrison says the government will not alter its approach to stopping boats, including the way it releases information, in light of a poor poll showing for the Coalition on...
Dan Harrison Unions and seniors groups have reacted angrily to a call from an influential policy adviser to the Abbott government to lift the pension age to 70.
Dan Harrison The Abbott government has hosed down a call from a key policy adviser for it to lift the pension age to 70 to meet the economic costs of the ageing population.
Dan Harrison The Labor backbencher who booked a room in Parliament House for a visiting US historian who is accused of denying the Armenian genocide said the controversial academic does not deserve to be silenced.
Dan Harrison The national disability insurance scheme could cost billions of dollars more than expected, after the cost of the first support plans blew out by almost a third.
Dan Harrison The National Disability Insurance Scheme could cost billions of dollars more than expected, after the average cost of the first support plans blows out by almost a third.
Bianca Hall and Dan Harrison Communications is the latest department to refuse to release its briefing to the new government under freedom of information laws.
Dan Harrison The superannuation fund for federal public servants and military personnel is the latest to ditch its investments in tobacco.