Dan Harrison is Health and Indigenous Affairs Correspondent for Fairfax Media. He is based in Canberra.
Dan Harrison Anti-viral drugs stockpiled by Australia to protect us from a pandemic of bird or swine flu are less effective than thought and carry serious side effects.
Dan Harrison Friday is 20 years to the day since the UN human rights committee ruled against Tasmanian laws which made consenting sex between adult men in private a criminal offence punishable by up to 21...
Dan Harrison, Health correspondent A trend toward teetotalism among teenagers may be partly explained by the growing popularity of social media and online gaming.
Dan Harrison Litigants unable to afford lawyers should be able to accrue HECS-style debts.
Dan Harrison, Jane Lee Productivity Commission report on access to civil justice. Embargoed until 12:15am Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Dan Harrison, Jonathan Swan Attorney-General George Brandis has defended the right of Australians to be ''bigots''.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.