Dan Harrison is Health and Indigenous Affairs Correspondent for Fairfax Media. He is based in Canberra.
Dan Harrison Australia has made no progress towards halving the employment gap between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians within a decade, six years after the effort began.
Dan Harrison The former adviser to Tony Abbott who proposed a $6 fee to visit the doctor will be grilled by a Senate committee.
Dan Harrison Billions of taxpayers' dollars could be saved from the public health budget without reducing levels of service and care, according to a former head of the federal Health Department.
Dan Harrison Targeting inefficiencies in the public hospital system could save $1 billion a year, a former top health bureaucrat has found, dwarfing the possible savings from a controversial proposal to charge $6...
Dan Harrison Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has called on the Prime Minister to accompany him to the Northern Territory resource town of Nhulunbuy, which has been devastated by Rio Tinto's decision to shut its...
Dan Harrison In August, Tony Abbott announced he had ordered the Liberal Party to stop accepting cash from big tobacco.
Dan Harrison The Abbott government will not be free of tobacco funding, despite a ban on tobacco donations to the Liberal Party, because its junior Coalition partner will continue to accept money from cigarette...
Dan Harrison Cigarette maker Philip Morris used its last opportunity to donate to the Liberal Party to pump more than $100,000 into the Coalition's election war chest.
Dan Harrison Gambling interests donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the two major political parties as they campaigned for the repeal of the Gillard government's poker machine reforms.
Dan Harrison One of the architects of Medicare has called for an increase in the Medicare levy, warning that Australians will not accept any change that restricts access to healthcare to those who can pay for it.
Dan Harrison Head of the agency charged with advising the government on private health insurance premium rises says the industry is in 'pretty good nick', despite Abbott government recently signing off on the...
Dan Harrison Health Minister Peter Dutton says new figures showing an escalation in health spending demonstrate why the government must cut ''waste'' in health.
Dan Harrison Health Minister Peter Dutton says new figures showing an escalation in health spending demonstrate why the government must cut 'waste' in health.
Dan Harrison Tony Abbott's prime ministership presents a 'golden window of opportunity' to end the silence in the nation's founding document about the first Australians, according to the lawyer chosen to pursue...
Dan Harrison Labor has accused the Abbott government of exaggerating Australia's welfare spending to justify cuts, pointing to new figures which show the nation spends less than most other developed nations.
Dan Harrison Labor has accused the Abbott government of exaggerating welfare spending to justify cuts, pointing to figures that show Australia spends less on welfare than most developed nations.
Dan Harrison Industry representatives reject medical profession's call for a national summit to tackle an 'epidemic' of booze-related harm as 'grandstanding'.
Dan Harrison Alcohol industry representatives have rejected the medical profession's call for a national summit to tackle an ''epidemic'' of booze-related harm.
Dan Harrison, Amy Corderoy Doctors will demand the Abbott government show leadership on the ''epidemic'' of alcohol abuse by calling a summit to change the nation's booze-soaked culture.
Dan Harrison and Amy Corderoy Doctors will demand the Abbott Government show national leadership on the ''epidemic'' of alcohol abuse by calling a national summit to change the nation's booze-soaked culture.