Dan Harrison is Health and Indigenous Affairs Correspondent for Fairfax Media. He is based in Canberra.
Gareth Hutchens, Dan Harrison The Abbott government must try to “bring the public with them” when it delivers its second budget this year, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has urged.
Dan Harrison Independent Senator Jacqui Lambie hopes Malcolm Turnbull will replace Tony Abbott as Prime Minister.
Dan Harrison Liver cancer looms as Australia's greatest cancer challenge, according to a new analysis shows, with one Australian dying of liver cancer for every Australian who is diagnosed with the disease.
Dan Harrison Mobile teams of experts will be deployed to nursing homes to help aged care providers deal people with severe symptoms of dementia.
Dan Harrison The company awarded a $20 million contract to operate an Ebola treatment centre on behalf of Australia donated $30,000 to the Liberal Party last financial year.
Dan Harrison The nation's food ministers have rejected advice from Australia's food standards agency that hemp be allowed to be used in food.
Dan Harrison The head of the nation's main spy agency has strongly defended proposals to require phone and internet providers to store customer metadata for two years, declaring this was the "minimum" period of...
Dan Harrison Australia has started delivering equipment to the Afghan military to counter improvised explosive devices.
Dan Harrison and Latika Bourke Punters believe it is more likely than not that Prime Minister Tony Abbott will face a leadership ballot before the next election.
Dan Harrison When Prime Minister Tony Abbott stepped up to the lectern to announce his commitment to tackle the scourge of domestic violence on Wednesday, some of his words had a familiar ring.
Dan Harrison Why has the journey to constitutional recognition for indigenous Australia stalled?
Dan Harrison The Abbott government has been accused of exaggerating growth in healthcare spending to justify cuts to Medicare rebates.
Dan Harrison More patients will pay to see an optometrist as a result of a cut to Medicare rebates, optometrists say.
Dan Harrison Will it be third time lucky for the Abbott government on Medicare, asks Dan Harrison?
Dan Harrison Australia's health spending as a proportion of GDP is less than that of the US and a number of European nations.
Dan Harrison Patients have been spared a $20 fee for short GP visits, but are likely to face higher out of pocket costs in July when other Abbott Government changes take effect.
Dan Harrison Australians need incentives to eat health food - not disincentives, a health group says, as some MPs call for GST exemptions on basic food items to be reconsidered.
Dan Harrison It's a brave government that picks a fight with doctors.
Dan Harrison Currently, Medicare pays a rebate of $37.05 for most consultations of up to 10 minutes. From Monday, the rebate for those consultations will be cut to $16.95.
Dan Harrison The number of high-priced drugs being subsidised by the Commonwealth has increased as pharmaceutical companies produce more targeted therapies.