Dan Harrison is Health and Indigenous Affairs Correspondent for Fairfax Media. He is based in Canberra.
Dan Harrison Prime Minister Tony Abbott has revealed Australia is working with other countries on options to secure the site of crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 to allow a thorough forensic investigation.
Dan Harrison The worst possible outcome for the Abbott government would be if its proposal for a $7 Medicare fee actually became law, Australian Medical Association president Brian Owler says.
Dan Harrison, Rania Spooner, Beau Donelly A group of federal MPs has used the case of terminally ill Tamworth man Daniel Haslam to argue for compassionate treatment of a Victorian woman who could face charges for supplying medicinal cannabis...
Dan Harrison Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion has warned that the push to recognise the first Australians in the nation's founding document could be derailed if proposals for a constitutional ban on...
Dan Harrison, Rania Spooner and Beau Donelly A group of federal MPs have written to Victorian Premier Denis Napthine urging compassion in the case of a Victorian woman who faces possible charges for using cannabis oil to treat her son's severe...
James Massola and Dan Harrison The families of Australians killed in the Malaysian Airlines MH17 disaster could be forced to wait for weeks for the return of their loved ones remains, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says, as Australia...
Dan Harrison People who fail to report suspected domestic violence by their neighbours, friends or family could be prosecuted under changes advocated by Labor senator Nova Peris.
Dan Harrison Fees to access documents under Freedom of Information could be increased under proposals being considered by federal cabinet.
Dan Harrison A group of Labor MPs will develop a new party policy on the testing of cosmetics on animals.
Dan Harrison A ''bamboo ceiling'' is preventing Asian Australians from taking their share of leadership positions, the Race Discrimination Commissioner, Tim Soutphommasane, has suggested.
Dan Harrison Disability advocates have warned against any delay to the full rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, following a speech by the scheme's architect which has been widely interpreted as...
Dan Harrison Rolling out the National Disability Insurance Scheme too fast risks driving up costs through inflation, according to the architect of the reform.
Dan Harrison Indigenous children are eight times as likely to suffer abuse or neglect than non-indigenous children, according to figures to be released on Wednesday.
Dan Harrison Tony Abbott's chief indigenous adviser has described as ''silly'' the Prime Minister's comment that Australia was ''scarcely settled'' before British colonisation.
Tony Abbott's comments on Australia being 'unsettled' before the British 'silly', says Warren Mundine
Dan Harrison, Gareth Hutchens Tony Abbott's chief indigenous adviser has described as ''silly'' the Prime Minister's comment that Australia was ''unsettled'' before British colonisation.
Outgoing disability discrimination commissioner Graeme Innes fires parting shots at Abbott government
Dan Harrison Outgoing disability discrimination commissioner Graeme Innes has fired a barrage of parting shots at the Abbott government, declaring it may be time for him to move on because he has ''no stomach to...
Dan Harrison Opposition Leader strongly backs calls for government to extend the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Age discrimination commissioner Susan Ryan takes on extra role of acting disability discrimination commissioner
Dan Harrison Age discrimination commissioner Susan Ryan will take on the additional responsibility of addressing disability discrimination when the current disability discrimination commissioner, Graeme Innes,...
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.