Dan Harrison is Health and Indigenous Affairs Correspondent for Fairfax Media. He is based in Canberra.
Dan Harrison Australians working to eradicate polio will this week meet Abbott Government officials to urge it to keep its $100 million commitment to eliminate the paralysing disease.
Dan Harrison Demand for the latest Cochlear implants upgrade has forced Australian Hearing to update its "clinical candidacy criteria".
Dan Harrison Disability groups have backed calls for a broad inquiry into the education of children with disability, following revelations an autistic Canberra school student was confined in a cage-like...
Dan Harrison Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has dismissed proposals to make greater use of foreign au pairs to improve the availability and affordability of childcare.
Dan Harrison The emergence of cheap, highly potent spirit-like drinks made from wine highlights the need for alcohol tax reform, public health advocates say.
Dan Harrison Viagra with your Vegemite, Amoxycillin with your apples? This week's call for pharmacy deregulation by the government's competition review could lead to supermarkets entering the industry.
Dan Harrison Self-described "conservative warlord" and Coalition Senator Barry O'Sullivan has thrown his support behind a push to legalise medical cannabis.
Graeme Innes says 'appalling' cage practice not one-off, calls for inquiry on education of children with disabilities
Dan Harrison Former Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes has called for a broad inquiry into the treatment of children with disabilities in the nation's schools, following revelations an autistic...
Dan Harrison Complaints about the oral advice funds provided to their members were up 40 per cent.
Dan Harrison Human Rights Commission president Gillian Triggs has defended her recommendation that a refugee who killed his defacto wife should receive $350,000 in compensation for his detention.
Dan Harrison The political party Malcolm Fraser was working to set up when he died was to stand for an Australian republic that was reconciled with its first peoples through a treaty, with a larger population, a...
Dan Harrison Former US president George W Bush once called John Howard a "man of steel" in a reference to his steadfast support for the United States-led invasion of Iraq.
Dan Harrison There is not enough evidence to know whether electronic cigarettes help smokers quit or whether they are harmful, according to the nation's expert health research body.
Dan Harrison Medical specialists who charge exorbitant fees should be "named and shamed" in a bid to rein in excessive charging, according to a former advisor to Tony Abbott.
Dan Harrison Sydney researchers who have developed a device to improve treatment for lung cancer have received federal government funding to run clinical trials, with a view to making the device widely available.
Dan Harrison Private health insurers are altering the way they measure claims and are raising premiums. Dan Harrison reports.
Dan Harrison, Primrose Riordan Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will visit Vanuatu within days to inspect recovery efforts in the cyclone-ravaged Pacific nation.
Dan Harrison, Fergus Hunter From multiculturalism to establishing the Australian Human Rights Commission, here are some of Malcolm Fraser's key legacies.
Dan Harrison The Australians who visit the doctor most often tend to be older and poorer than those who visit their GP less, and would be hardest hit by the introduction of a "price signal", new data has found.
Dan Harrison, Heath Aston Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said his government will honour undertakings made by the former head of the federal agriculture department to provide documents relating to alterations to Hansard to a...