Dan Harrison is Health and Indigenous Affairs Correspondent for Fairfax Media. He is based in Canberra.
Dan Harrison Medical experts have called for action to tackle the growing problem of superbugs in nursing homes caused by the inappropriate use of antibiotics.
Dan Harrison Tony Abbott has said it in freezer businesses and dairy plants, window makers and police stations: the carbon tax was a $550-a-year hit on household budgets.
James Massola, Dan Harrison The families of 28 Australians killed when a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down over Ukraine could be forced to wait weeks for the return of their loved ones' remains, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has...
Dan Harrison People who fail to report suspected domestic violence by their neighbours, friends or family could be prosecuted under changes advocated by Labor senator Nova Peris.
Dan Harrison A ‘‘stroke belt’’ of coastal communities stretching from Byron Bay to north Sydney has been identified in a report showing the regions of Australia where people are most at...
Dan Harrison A ''bamboo ceiling'' is preventing Asian Australians from taking their share of leadership positions, the Race Discrimination Commissioner, Tim Soutphommasane, has suggested.
Dan Harrison Health Correspondent The Abbott government stands accused of operating in an ''evidence-free zone'' by introducing a $7 fee for Medicare services in the absence of data about how many people are bulk-billed.
Dan Harrison, Beau Donelly More than half a million young people could need emergency assistance to pay for food and shelter because of a federal government change which welfare groups warn will lead to ''catastrophe''.
Dan Harrison Doctors could be forced to churn through patients more quickly in order to absorb cuts to their income linked to the proposed $7 Medicare fee, the new federal president of the Australian Medical...
Daisy Dumas, Saffron Howden, Dan Harrison Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been forced this week to answer questions about his daughter Frances, as details of her scholarship at a private college remain cloaked in mystery.
Dan Harrison Dan Harrison takes the temperature of a $20 billion medical research fund policy.
Dan Harrison Health Minister Peter Dutton has predicted the introduction of a fee to visit the doctor will improve health outcomes by making it easier for patients to get an appointment and for doctors to spend...
Dan Harrison Researchers have for the first time proved a causal link between methamphetamine use and violent behaviour.
Dan Harrison Australia's indigenous population is set to increase by a third, to top 900,000 by 2026, according to new projections from the Bureau of Statistics.
Dan Harrison Australia's expert advisory committee on medical procedures has recommended a dramatic overhaul of the screening program for cervical screening.
Matthew Knott, Dan Harrison, Fergus Hunter Treasurer Joe Hockey's claims that his wealthy constituents enjoyed some of the highest bulk-billing rates in the country are looking a little washed out.
Dan Harrison US researchers have developed a highly accurate model for tracking the spread of the flu, using the number of hits on flu-related articles on Wikipedia.
Dan Harrison One third of us have a gene that makes us more susceptible to colourectal cancer from eating processed meat, according to new study.
Dan Harrison Litigants unable to afford lawyers should be able to accrue HECS-style debts.
Dan Harrison A preference system that can be gamed and an electoral administration that loses ballot boxes.