Dan Harrison is Health and Indigenous Affairs Correspondent for Fairfax Media. He is based in Canberra.
Dan Harrison Federal government departments are demanding thousands of dollars for access to their briefings to new ministers.
Dan Harrison Entire state could be heading back to the polls in what could prove an early test of the Abbott government's popularity.
Dan Harrison Tony Abbott's department has decided to keep secret its first briefing for the Prime Minister, arguing disclosure of its advice would be contrary to the public interest.
Dan Harrison, Daniel Hurst, Judith Ireland An inquiry has been called after the Australian Electoral Commission revealed 1375 ballot papers are missing from the West Australian Senate recount.
Three-star nutrition rating for a Chiko roll? Back to the drawing board, says food industry lobbyist
Dan Harrison The food industry's chief lobbyist has distanced it from a food labelling system that would assign a star rating to foods based on their nutritional value.
Dan Harrison People with diabetes are twice as likely to have a disability as those without the disease, according to a report to be released on Wednesday.
Dan Harrison Taxing wine by its alcohol content would increase annual revenue by $1.3 billion, reduce alcohol consumption by 1.
Dan Harrison Labor has demanded the Coalition keep their hands off the National Disability Insurance Scheme, following reports the new government will consider abolishing or scaling back the agency set up to...
Dan Harrison The Abbott government must move beyond 'preaching personal responsibility' to effectively tackle Australia's obesity crisis, according to the former chairman of the Rudd government's preventive...
Dan Harrison Margaret Thatcher might seem an unlikely heroine for a girl who would go on to be one of the leading lights of the Australian Labor Party.
Dan Harrison Treasurer Joe Hockey has left open the possibility of abandoning the Coalition's pledge to increase scrutiny of foreign investment in farmland to strike a free trade agreement with China.
Dan Harrison Prime Minister Tony Abbott revealed Governor-General Quentin Bryce offered to resign in anticipation of Mr Shorten's victory to avoid any perception of bias.
Dan Harrison Billionaire miner Clive Palmer has declared he gives ‘zero’ weight to Tony Abbott’s claim to a a mandate, warning the Prime Minister he cannot take for granted the Palmer United Party’s support for...
Dan Harrison Bill Shorten is the first Labor leader to be elected under rules introduced by former prime minister Kevin Rudd, in which the result of a ballot of the Labor rank and file is weighted equally against...
Dan Harrison, Heath Aston Labor Party national secretary estimates about 30,000 ballot papers received from members.
Dan Harrison, Heath Aston Labor's month-long leadership contest ended on Friday, with the passing of the deadline for the party's 44,000 members to return their ballot papers.
Dan Harrison Indonesian police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a ''very significant people smuggler,'' Australian Federal Police Commissioner Tony Negus has revealed in the weekly media briefing on the...
Dan Harrison The High Court has cleared the way for the Abbott government to revive mandatory sentencing for people smugglers, rejecting a High Court challenge to the laws.
Dan Harrison Health Minister Peter Dutton has avoided setting a deadline on a review of mental health services, but says he does not want the process to "drag on."
Dan Harrison More than 1.2 million votes for the Western Australian Senate will be recounted following an intervention by Electoral Commissioner Ed Killesteyn.