Dan Harrison is Health and Indigenous Affairs Correspondent for Fairfax Media. He is based in Canberra.
Dan Harrison Consumers will pay up to 50 per cent less for many common medicines under changes to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme to be announced by Health Minister Sussan Ley on Wednesday.
Dan Harrison The bitter debate sparked by Senator Jacqui Lambie's claims about her Aboriginal identity highlights problems with Cape York leader Noel Pearson's proposed constitutionally entrenched...
Dan Harrison Hundreds of Australians could be at risk of brain damage because they cannot afford low protein foods, following an Abbott government decision to abolish a grant that helps families meet the high...
Dan Harrison Medibank has abandoned a controversial trial which gave its members preferential access to GPs.
Dan Harrison Labor MP Tony Burke has changed his mind about opposing same-sex marriage, saying the country needs to get to the next stage of explaining why those who do not want change will be unaffected by it.
Dan Harrison While the Irish victory for same-sex marriage advocates would keep the pressure on the issue, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has ruled out a similar referendum in Australia.
Dan Harrison Indigenous leader Patrick Dodson has raised concerns about a proposal to recognise the First Australians outside the constitution, warning it was "very risky" to rely on the goodwill of politicians...
Dan Harrison Little more than a week after its second budget, the Abbott government has made its first strategic retreat by abandoning a plan to increase charges for subsidised medicines.
Dan Harrison Some of Australia's sickest people will pay more each year for their medicines due to a little-noticed change in last week's federal budget.
Dan Harrison Prime Minister Tony Abbott has vowed not to close down the trade in live cattle to Vietnam following revelations Australian cattle are being slaughtered with sledgehammers in Vietnamese abbattoirs.
Dan Harrison Australian cattle are being killed with sledgehammers in Vietnamese abattoirs, according to a complaint lodged with the federal agriculture department by an animal rights group.
Dan Harrison Pharmacists could receive public funding to dress wounds, deliver vaccinations and give weight loss advice under a $19 billion deal between the Abbott government and the powerful Pharmacy Guild.
Dan Harrison Rules that restrict new pharmacies from opening near existing pharmacies will be extended for another five years despite numerous government-commissioned reviews recommending they be abolished.
Dan Harrison, Fergus Hunter A record number of Australians were arrested for illicit drug offences last financial year, according to the Australian Crime Commission.
Dan Harrison They are the new taxes you probably haven't heard of. but you'll be paying them when you go to the supermarket.
Dan Harrison Leader Clive Palmer said his party would be fielding candidates in all 150 lower house seats as well as Senate candidates in each state.
Dan Harrison Most Australians oppose the recall of the nation's ambassador to Indonesia in response to the executions of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, a new poll has found.
Dan Harrison Aden Ridgeway is only 52, but he's old enough to remember a time when segregation of black and white Australians was commonplace.
Dan Harrison It seemed the ultimate proof of Tony Abbott's hubris. But as the Abbott government's second budget nears, the fake billboard is once again doing the rounds online.
Dan Harrison Almost half of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer presented to a GP with symptoms at least twice before being referred to a specialist, a new study has found.