Dan Harrison

Dan Harrison

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

Government loans for court proposed

Dan Harrison, Jane Lee Productivity Commission report on access to civil justice. Embargoed until 12:15am Tuesday.

Young people the target for indigenous recognition crusader

Dan Harrison Charlee-Sue Frail, a young Ngemba woman, is spearheading the campaign to raise awareness and support for indigenous constitutional recognition among young people.

Racism leads to bad health, says indigenous leader Justin Mohamed

Dan Harrison An indigenous health leader has urged Tony Abbott to reconsider proposed changes to race hate laws, warning racism contributes to poor health outcomes.

Health academic says $140m could be saved by following drug advice

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Dan Harrison The Abbott government could save more than $140 million over the next eight months simply by adhering to a recommendation from the expert body that advises it on medicines, a health expert says.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott moves into Kirribilli House

Dan Harrison Tony Abbott has followed his political mentor John Howard in becoming just the second Australian Prime Minister to make Kirribilli House on Sydney Harbour his primary residence.

Greens push laws to ban superior GP services for private health patients

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Dan Harrison Private health insurers would be banned from obtaining preferential GP treatment for their members under a bill introduced by the Greens on Thursday.

Medibank Private customers to miss out when insurer is privatised

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Mark Kenny, Gareth Hutchens and Dan Harrison None of Medibank Private's almost 4 million policyholders nor its 4000 staff will receive preferential treatment such as share allocations when the government-owned insurer is privatised next year.

Alastair Furnival strategy to avoid conflict of interest stays secret

Fiona Nash

Dan Harrison, Amy Corderoy The federal Health Department has refused a request for documents setting out how former ministerial staffer Alastair Furnival would avoid a conflict of interest between his business affairs and his...

Majority of Australians think nation has problem with alcohol

Fourteen people died and 11 were hospitalised after drinking consuming bootleg alcohol in Siberia.

Dan Harrison And more than three quarters believe Australia's battle with the bottle will not get better over the next decade, according to new polling.

Senate inquiry to investigate high out-of-pocket health costs

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Dan Harrison Labor will team up with the Greens to force a Senate inquiry on the health costs incurred by patients, as the Abbott government considers introducing a fee to visit the doctor.

Attorney-General George Brandis: 'People do have a right to be bigots'

George Brandis.

Dan Harrison, Jonathan Swan Attorney-General George Brandis has defended the right of Australians to be ''bigots''.

Government healthcare spending figures may bolster case for a GP co-payment

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Dan Harrison Federal spending per person on primary healthcare services, including visits to GPs, grew by 50 per cent over the past decade, according to new figures that may bolster the case for new fees to visit...

Australian child poverty up, generosity takes a beating

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Dan Harrison Child poverty is on the rise and fewer of us are donating to charity, according to a report that calls into question Australia's self-perception as the land of the fair go.

OECD report: Poverty engulfing many Australians

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Dan Harrison Child poverty is on the rise and fewer of us are donating to charity, according to a report that brings into question Australia's self-perception as the land of the fair go.

Liberals pin hopes on postal votes as way to win government in South Australia

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Tony Wright, Dan Harrison The South Australian Liberal Party is pinning last-minute hopes on a record number of pre-poll and postal votes to scrape into government, but Labor believes it can still win the support of...

SA poll result still days away

Jay Weatherill

Tony Wright and Dan Harrison The South Australian Liberal Party is pinning last-minute hopes on a record number of pre-poll and postal votes.

Journalist Peter Greste's parents 'rocked' by courtroom cage images

Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste

Dan Harrison The parents of jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste say they are haunted by images of him in a courtroom cage, as a spokesman for Tony Abbott said the Prime Minister was ''deeply concerned''...

Peter Greste: PM Tony Abbott 'deeply concerned' by charges

Peter Greste

Dan Harrison The Prime Minister is ''deeply concerned'' about Australian journalist Peter Greste, now jailed in Egypt, and the government has made representations for his release, a spokesman said, as images of...

Censured senator Fiona Nash denies wrongdoing over junk food link

Fiona Nash

Amy Corderoy, Dan Harrison Parliament has censured Assistant Health Minister Fiona Nash for misleading the Senate and refusing to produce documentation about her employment of a junk food industry lobbyist in her office.

Senate censures Fiona Nash over conflict of interest concerns

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Amy Corderoy, Dan Harrison Parliament has censured Assistant Health Minister Fiona Nash for misleading the Senate and refusing to produce documentation about her employment of a junk food industry lobbyist in her office.