Dan Harrison is Health and Indigenous Affairs Correspondent for Fairfax Media. He is based in Canberra.
Dan Harrison Federal government health spending will more than double in real terms over the next four decades.
Dan Harrison, Michael Gordon The Abbott government has proclaimed "a new relationship of engagement" with Indigenous Australia.
Dan Harrison The dreaded Medicare co-payment may be gone, but the Abbott government has not abandoned its belief that those who can afford to pay more for their healthcare should do so.
Mark Kenny, Dan Harrison Tony Abbott has declared the GP co-payment as "dead, buried, cremated" after it was finally dumped on Tuesday.
Dan Harrison She considers herself one of the lucky ones. "I lived," she said. "I got through without any serious long term problems."
James Massola, Jacqueline Maley and Dan Harrison Prime Minister Tony Abbott has signalled the controversial Medicare co-payment could be dumped in a matter of days.
Dan Harrison Prime Minister Tony Abbott has given his clearest signal yet that he may be preparing to dump his controversial plan for a fee to see a GP.
Dan Harrison Former Prime Minister John Howard has been discharged from a Sydney hospital after receiving treatment for a heart condition.
Dan Harrison Private health insurance premiums will rise by a weighted industry average of 6.18 per cent from April 1, Health Minister Sussan Ley has announced.
Dan Harrison Hundreds of thousands of Australians could face having to pay the full cost of their visit upfront as a result of the government's Medicare changes, a Senate committee has heard.
Dan Harrison Legislative recognition of Indigenous Australians will be extended for a further three years.
Dan Harrison The clear liquid runs into Christian Rivera's 13-year-old body through an intravenous drip.
Dan Harrison When Prime Minister Tony Abbott rose in the House of Representatives on Wednesday morning to deliver the annual report on efforts to close the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians,...
Michael Gordon and Dan Harrison Bipartisan consensus on Indigenous policy ruptured on Wednesday when several Coalition MPs walked out on a speech by Labor leader Bill Shorten calling on the government to reverse $500 million in...
Dan Harrison Government cuts and funding uncertainty for Indigenous health initiatives jeopardise the gains made, Aboriginal groups say.
Dan Harrison Policy consultant Terry Barnes has called for the Abbott government to scrap its plan to introduce an "optional" $5 fee to visit the doctor.
Dan Harrison Prime Minister Tony Abbott has called a special party room meeting for 9am on Monday to end the uncertainty around his leadership.
Dan Harrison Employers, not employees, should pay for medical certificates because it is employers who need them, academic says.
Dan Harrison Tony Abbott's praetorian guard blitzed the airwaves on Saturday in a bid to persuade nervous Liberal MPs to give the Prime Minister time to turn the government's fortunes around.
Dan Harrison Deputy Liberal leader Julie Bishop has appeared alongside embattled Prime Minister Tony Abbott as he fights to save his leadership.