Dan Harrison is Health and Indigenous Affairs Correspondent for Fairfax Media. He is based in Canberra.
Dan Harrison More than one in eight deaths of Australians under 25 are linked to alcohol use, according to the nation's top drug body, which is calling for urgent action to tackle alcohol abuse.
Dan Harrison The Abbott government will scrap "confusing and cumbersome" rules introduced by Labor which require aged care providers to justify the prices they charge.
Dan Harrison The House of Representatives will vote on legislation to repeal the carbon tax on Thursday after the Coalition used its numbers to push through a motion to limit debate on the bills.
Dan Harrison The ophthalmologist who wants to seize Kevin Rudd's seat for the Coalition says the byelection has come at a "very inconvenient time" for him.
Bianca Hall, Dan Harrison The department led by Malcolm Turnbull has refused to release its briefing to the new government under freedom of information laws.
Dan Harrison, Jane Lee Prime Minister Tony Abbott has defended Cardinal George Pell's role in the Catholic Church's handling of child sex abuse cases, saying he deserved credit for being the first senior churchman to act.
Dan Harrison Australia has pledged a further $20 million in aid to the Philippines, bringing the nation's total contribution to recovery efforts in the typhoon-ravaged country to $30 million.
Dan Harrison Julia Gillard has wished Kevin Rudd well following the announcement of his resignation from parliament.
Michael Gordon, Dan Harrison She is one of Australia's most decorated indigenous athletes, yet Nova Peris says she would give up the medals and accolades ''in a heartbeat'' to see Aboriginal Australians free, healthy and...
Michael Gordon, Dan Harrison She is one of the Australia's most decorated indigenous athletes, yet Nova Peris says she would give up the medals and accolades ''in a heartbeat'' to see Aboriginal Australians free, healthy and...
Michael Gordon, Dan Harrison As she takes her place in Parliament, Nova Peris says she would give up the medals and accolades "in a heartbeat" to see Aboriginal Australians free, healthy and participating fully in their country.
Dan Harrison Crossbench MPs have described Abbott government changes to parliamentary procedures as an "attack on democracy".
Dan Harrison Palmer United Party leader Clive Palmer will abstain from voting on the Abbott government’s legislation to repeal the carbon tax.
Dan Harrison An early attempt by Labor to force the Abbott government to be more transparent about its efforts to stop asylum boats has failed, after the Coalition used its thumping lower house majority to shut...
Dan Harrison One man inspired millions of Americans with his soaring oratory. Another seeks to capture imaginations with dinosaurs and reconstructions of doomed ocean liners.
Dan Harrison Prime Minister Tony Abbott has distanced himself from concerns over Sri Lanka's human rights record, suggesting the country should be judged by a different standard to others.
Dan Harrison He is a humble member of the House of Representatives on his very first day in the job.
Dan Harrison Remembering Australia's wartime sacrifices should make the nation even more wary of "grand ambitions and grand alliances", former prime minister Paul Keating has told a Remembrance Day service in...
Dan Harrison The Abbott government faces more accusations of secrecy after the infrastructure department joined other federal departments in indicating it will not be releasing its first briefing.
Dan Harrison NSW laws which prevent unions, corporations and other groups from donating to political parties are aimed at the "insidious" corruption in which donors are given preferential access to Ministers and...