Dan Harrison

Dan Harrison

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

Tim Wilson: Freedom Commissioner

Tony Wright, Dan Harrison The Abbott government has sent shockwaves through the anti-discrimination and political establishments by appointing one of the nation's most vociferous critics of the Human Rights Commission as its...

Tim Wilson appointment to Human Rights Commission stirs controversy

Tim Wilson has just been appointed as new Human Rights Commissioner.

Tony Wright, Dan Harrison The Abbott government has sent shockwaves through the anti-discrimination and political establishments by appointing one of the nation's most vociferous critics to the Human Rights Commission.

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Tim Wilson's appointment to Human Rights Commission 'dubious'

Tony Wright and Dan Harrison The Abbott government has sent shockwaves through the anti-discrimination and political establishments by appointing one of the nation's most vociferous critics of the Human Rights Commission as its...

George Brandis appoints IPA's Tim Wilson to Human Rights Commission

Tim Wilson from the Institute of Public Affairs.

Dan Harrison The Abbott government has made a member of a right-wing think tank Australia's newest human rights commissioner.

Push to triple Top End's population in 30 years

Warren Entsch

Dan Harrison The chairman of a parliamentary committee examining ways to turbocharge the Top End wants to see the population of Northern Australia triple within 30 years.

Defence Force abuse suspects still serving: report

ADF

Dan Harrison At least 12 people alleged to be responsible for sexual assaults on female cadets at the Australian Defence Force Academy remain in the ADF, according to the latest report from the Defence Abuse...

Just married and High Court calls it off

Ash Watson and Narell Majic.

Dan Harrison After less than 48 hours of marriage, Narell Majic and Ash Watson's legal union was annulled.

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Government puts stop to aged care pay rise scheme

Aged care

Dan Harrison Abbott government puts stop to $1.2 billion scheme set up by former Labor government to deliver pay rises to aged care workers.

Three new appointments to advisory council of Old Parliament House

Old Parliament House

Dan Harrison Abbott government appoints former Howard government minister and the daughter of Liberal Party founder Robert Menzies to the advisory council of Old Parliament House.

Abbott government halts Labor's $1.2b aged care scheme

Dan Harrison The Abbott government has put a stop to a $1.2 billion scheme set up by the former Labor government to deliver pay rises to aged care workers.

Tim Costello slams Labor for backdown on pokies reforms

Pokies

Dan Harrison Anti-gambling campaigners have condemned Labor's decision to support the scrapping of its poker machine reforms.

Labor push to restore $1b fund for aged care workers

Aged care

Dan Harrison Labor and the Greens will join forces on Wednesday to attempt to restore a $1 billion fund to deliver pay rises for aged care workers.

Plans to restore fund to deliver pay rises for aged care workers

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Dan Harrison Labor and the Greens will join forces on Wednesday to attempt to restore a $1 billion fund to deliver pay rises for aged care workers.

Labor's pokie decision slammed

Pokies.

Dan Harrison Anti-gambling campaigners have condemned Labor's decision to support the scrapping of its poker machine reforms.

Labor to back Coalition in scrapping of pokie reforms

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Dan Harrison Labor will support Coalition moves to repeal its poker machine reforms.

Tony Abbott to attend memorial service for Nelson Mandela

Tony Abbott at a press conference.

Dan Harrison Prime Minister Tony Abbott will join other world leaders in South Africa for the memorial service for Nelson Mandela.

Tony Abbott, Bill Shorten to attend Nelson Mandela memorial service in Johannesburg

Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten confer behind Madam Speaker Bishop.

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.

Negligent AEC practices means mystery of lost votes will remain unsolved: Mick Keelty

Mick Keelty says he can't rule out theft of the missing votes.

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...

Greens urge Labor to block plans to repeal pokies reforms

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...

Former Liberal leader John Hewson calls for action to improve bone health

X-ray image of human arm with fractures.

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.