Dan Harrison is Health and Indigenous Affairs Correspondent for Fairfax Media. He is based in Canberra.
Dan Harrison Mental health organisations are cutting services and shedding staff because of uncertainty about their funding, according to the sector's peak body.
Dan Harrison Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash has launched a system for rating the nutritional value of foods, almost 10 months after shutting down a website which promoted an earlier version of the...
Dan Harrison The "ravages of dementia" could wipe out much of the hard-won health gains of the 20th century, World Dementia Envoy Dennis Gillings has warned. By Dan Harrison.
Dan Harrison Isolated indigenous communities are being targeted for closure due to the high cost of maintaining them.
Dan Harrison Australia's elected Indigenous leaders have called on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to intervene to save remote indigenous communities from closure.
Dan Harrison, Mark Kenny Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has dismissed suggestions of cabinet divisions over the controversial Medicare co-payment as "a complete and utter beat up."
Dan Harrison The first contingent of Australian health workers will depart for West Africa on Friday to prepare to tackle Ebola in an Australian government-funded treatment centre.
Dan Harrison, David Wroe Prime Minister Tony Abbott has expressed his full confidence in his Defence Minister in the face of sustained parliamentary pressure to sack him.
Dan Harrison Liberal National Party senator Ian Macdonald will co-sponsor a bill to legalise the medicinal use of cannabis nationally.
Dan Harrison Australians in remote areas are twice as likely to smoke daily, engage in risky drinking and use methamphetamines than those in cities, according to figures to be
Dan Harrison Prime Minister Tony Abbott has denied he has broken a pledge not to cut funding to the ABC and SBS, telling Parliament his government had "fundamentally kept faith with the Australian people".
Dan Harrison Eminent Aboriginal elder Patrick Dodson has lashed the Abbott government's decision to cease funding for essential services in remote communities, a move that has contributed to one state government...
Dan Harrison Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she does not believe the Great Barrier Reef is threatened, insisting Australia is doing everything possible to protect the environmental icon.
Dan Harrison Palmer United Party senator Jacqui Lambie says she expects to make a decision early next week about her future in the party.
Dan Harrison Former ABC board member Janet Albrechtsen says the public broadcaster's managing director Mark Scott has failed in his role as editor-in-chief of the organisation.
Abbott government's Future of Financial Advice changes to be wound back in Senate after last-minute deal
Dan Harrison and Gareth Hutchens Labor has secured the numbers in the Senate to move a disallowance motion on the Coalition's controversial future of financial advice changes.
Dan Harrison Outspoken Palmer United Party senator Jacqui Lambie has been demoted by her party.
Dan Harrison Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has conceded Australian food prices will rise as a result of the nation's freshly-inked free trade agreement with China.
Julie Bishop's secret sign language: who was the Foreign Minister communicating with ahead of Xi Jinping's speech to Parliament?
Dan Harrison It looked like Foreign Minister Julie Bishop had kicked off a game of charades in the House of Representatives chamber to pass the time until Chinese President Xi Jinping started speaking.
Dan Harrison There was awkwardness in Sydney on Monday as Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull hosted German Chancellor Angela Merkel on a tour of a research facility the Abbott Government has cut funding for.