Dan Harrison is Health and Indigenous Affairs Correspondent for Fairfax Media. He is based in Canberra.
Dan Harrison The minister responsible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme has urged families with concerns about how the scheme is operating to make their views known.
Dan Harrison The Abbott Government will develop a national domestic violence orders scheme as part of a $100 million plan to tackle violence against women and children.
Clive Palmer says Tony Abbott is not 'evil' and needs time to consider the PUP's climate change stance
Dan Harrison Clive Palmer says Tony Abbott is not an "evil person" and he believes a solution can be found around the Fairfax MP's announcement yesterday on the carbon tax and wider action on climate change.
Dan Harrison, James Massola The Abbott government has signalled a willingness to redesign one of its most contentious budget measures, a proposed $7 fee for visits to the doctor.
Dan Harrison Only a third of Australians who were sent a bowel cancer screening kit returned a sample for testing, despite the disease being the second greatest cause of cancer-related deaths.
Dan Harrison Labor MP Alannah MacTiernan and Greens Senator Richard Di Natale (left) will co-sponsor legislation to legalise euthanasia across Australia.
Dan Harrison A multi-party group of federal MPs will on Thursday launch a push to make cannabis legally available for medicinal purposes.
Dan Harrison The Australian Medical Association has demanded Tony Abbott scrap his proposed $7 GP fee, accusing the Coalition of treating healthcare as ''an ideological toy''.
Dan Harrison A Liberal MP incorrectly told his constituents the Coalition's proposed $7 Medicare co-payment would not apply to those who could not afford to pay it.
Dan Harrison Pensioners should get a pay rise to compensate them for the proposed $7 Medicare fee to shepherd the controversial measure through a hostile Senate, according to the man who restarted the debate...
Dan Harrison Prime Minister Tony Abbott has warned Iraq could become a ''terrorist state'' if Sunni insurgents strengthen their control of parts of the country.
Dan Harrison Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has described the situation in Iraq as ''deeply disturbing'' while defending the 2003 removal of Saddam Hussein as ''a good thing''.
Dan Harrison Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she does not expect Australian troops to return to Iraq to battle a jihadist insurgency which has seized control of a vast swathe of territory in the north of the...
Dan Harrison Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has described the current situation in Iraq as ‘‘deeply disturbing’’ while defending the 2003 removal of Saddam Hussein as ‘‘a good...
Dan Harrison Young job seekers forced to wait six months for unemployment benefits will be required to apply for 40 jobs a month, despite not receiving any payments.
Dan Harrison Young job seekers forced to wait six months for unemployment benefits will be required to apply for 40 jobs a month, document their efforts to find work and meet regularly with an employment service...
Dan Harrison CSIRO chairman and former Australian of the Year Simon McKeon says it would be a ''tragedy'' if opposition to the proposed $7 Medicare co-payment prevented the creation of a $20 billion medical...
Out of touch: Liberal MP Sharman Stone hits back at Coalition colleagues over paid parental leave criticism
Dan Harrison, Judith Ireland, James Massola Liberal MP Sharman Stone has hit back at male Coalition colleagues who have criticised Tony Abbott’s paid parental leave scheme, accusing them of being out of touch with the challenges women face in...
Dan Harrison The Red Cross will have to find $5 million in savings after the Abbott government ceased an annual grant to the organisation.
Dan Harrison The Abbott government stands accused of operating in an ''evidence-free zone'' by introducing a $7 fee for Medicare services in the absence of data about how many people are bulk-billed.