Dan Harrison is Health and Indigenous Affairs Correspondent for Fairfax Media. He is based in Canberra.
Dan Harrison, Gareth Hutchens Patients could cop the brunt of a $57 billion hospital funding shortfall that lies behind the miraculous budget turnaround projected by Joe Hockey in the Intergenerational Report.
Dan Harrison Only 5 per cent of shipments of the imported canned tuna at the centre of a Sydney food poisoning scare were being checked at the border at the time of the outbreak, despite canned tuna being classed...
Dan Harrison A comprehensive review of research on homeopathy has concluded there is no reliable evidence that it is effective in treating health conditions.
Dan Harrison Carmelita Tabuchi-Muap has seen the way people's attitude to her changes when she mentions her Torres Strait Islander heritage.
Dan Harrison Australia will need to make drastic changes if it is to meet an international commitment to narrow the gap in workforce participation rates between men and women in a decade, the Intergenerational...
Dan Harrison The first national nutritional survey in 15 years has found many Australians are not getting the right levels of nutrients from food.
Dan Harrison Australians aren't getting enough calcium from their food and most are consuming too much sodium, a new national survey has found.
Dan Harrison Despite scrapping its Medicare co-payment, the Abbott government is considering proposals to give GPs the option of charging gap fees.
Dan Harrison Treasurer Joe Hockey has cast doubt on whether the GST and company tax would exist in 30 years time, as online trade and intense competition between countries erode these taxes as revenue sources.
Dan Harrison Health Minister Sussan Ley says Labor has "serious questions" to answer about a $15 billion deal struck with pharmacists under the Rudd Government, following an audit which identified several...
Dan Harrison, Vanessa Desloires In a development which will put to the test Buckingham Palace's ability to dispatch congratulatory messages to all of the centenarians in the Commonwealth, the nation's ranks of 100-year-olds will...
Dan Harrison The federal health department has been criticised by the Australian National Audit Office for its administration of a $15 billion agreement with pharmacists.
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.