Dan Harrison is Health and Indigenous Affairs Correspondent for Fairfax Media. He is based in Canberra.
Dan Harrison Tony Abbott's chief indigenous adviser has described as ''silly'' the Prime Minister's comment that Australia was ''scarcely settled'' before British colonisation.
Tony Abbott's comments on Australia being 'unsettled' before the British 'silly', says Warren Mundine
Dan Harrison, Gareth Hutchens Tony Abbott's chief indigenous adviser has described as ''silly'' the Prime Minister's comment that Australia was ''unsettled'' before British colonisation.
Outgoing disability discrimination commissioner Graeme Innes fires parting shots at Abbott government
Dan Harrison Outgoing disability discrimination commissioner Graeme Innes has fired a barrage of parting shots at the Abbott government, declaring it may be time for him to move on because he has ''no stomach to...
Dan Harrison Opposition Leader strongly backs calls for government to extend the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Age discrimination commissioner Susan Ryan takes on extra role of acting disability discrimination commissioner
Dan Harrison Age discrimination commissioner Susan Ryan will take on the additional responsibility of addressing disability discrimination when the current disability discrimination commissioner, Graeme Innes,...
Dan Harrison The minister responsible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme has urged families with concerns about how the scheme is operating to make their views known.
Dan Harrison The Abbott Government will develop a national domestic violence orders scheme as part of a $100 million plan to tackle violence against women and children.
Clive Palmer says Tony Abbott is not 'evil' and needs time to consider the PUP's climate change stance
Dan Harrison Clive Palmer says Tony Abbott is not an "evil person" and he believes a solution can be found around the Fairfax MP's announcement yesterday on the carbon tax and wider action on climate change.
Dan Harrison, James Massola The Abbott government has signalled a willingness to redesign one of its most contentious budget measures, a proposed $7 fee for visits to the doctor.
Dan Harrison Only a third of Australians who were sent a bowel cancer screening kit returned a sample for testing, despite the disease being the second greatest cause of cancer-related deaths.
Dan Harrison Labor MP Alannah MacTiernan and Greens Senator Richard Di Natale (left) will co-sponsor legislation to legalise euthanasia across Australia.
Dan Harrison A multi-party group of federal MPs will on Thursday launch a push to make cannabis legally available for medicinal purposes.
Dan Harrison The Australian Medical Association has demanded Tony Abbott scrap his proposed $7 GP fee, accusing the Coalition of treating healthcare as ''an ideological toy''.
Dan Harrison A Liberal MP incorrectly told his constituents the Coalition's proposed $7 Medicare co-payment would not apply to those who could not afford to pay it.
Dan Harrison Pensioners should get a pay rise to compensate them for the proposed $7 Medicare fee to shepherd the controversial measure through a hostile Senate, according to the man who restarted the debate...
Dan Harrison Prime Minister Tony Abbott has warned Iraq could become a ''terrorist state'' if Sunni insurgents strengthen their control of parts of the country.
Dan Harrison Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has described the situation in Iraq as ''deeply disturbing'' while defending the 2003 removal of Saddam Hussein as ''a good thing''.
Dan Harrison Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she does not expect Australian troops to return to Iraq to battle a jihadist insurgency which has seized control of a vast swathe of territory in the north of the...
Dan Harrison Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has described the current situation in Iraq as ‘‘deeply disturbing’’ while defending the 2003 removal of Saddam Hussein as ‘‘a good...
Dan Harrison Young job seekers forced to wait six months for unemployment benefits will be required to apply for 40 jobs a month, despite not receiving any payments.