Dan Harrison is Health and Indigenous Affairs Correspondent for Fairfax Media. He is based in Canberra.
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.
Dan Harrison Private health insurance premiums will rise by a weighted industry average of 6.18 per cent from April 1, Health Minister Sussan Ley has announced.
Dan Harrison Hundreds of thousands of Australians could face having to pay the full cost of their visit upfront as a result of the government's Medicare changes, a Senate committee has heard.
Dan Harrison Legislative recognition of Indigenous Australians will be extended for a further three years.
Dan Harrison The clear liquid runs into Christian Rivera's 13-year-old body through an intravenous drip.
Dan Harrison When Prime Minister Tony Abbott rose in the House of Representatives on Wednesday morning to deliver the annual report on efforts to close the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians,...
Michael Gordon and Dan Harrison Bipartisan consensus on Indigenous policy ruptured on Wednesday when several Coalition MPs walked out on a speech by Labor leader Bill Shorten calling on the government to reverse $500 million in...
Dan Harrison Government cuts and funding uncertainty for Indigenous health initiatives jeopardise the gains made, Aboriginal groups say.
Dan Harrison Policy consultant Terry Barnes has called for the Abbott government to scrap its plan to introduce an "optional" $5 fee to visit the doctor.
Dan Harrison Prime Minister Tony Abbott has called a special party room meeting for 9am on Monday to end the uncertainty around his leadership.