Dan Harrison is Health and Indigenous Affairs Correspondent for Fairfax Media. He is based in Canberra.
Dan Harrison Labor's higher education spokesman Kim Carr has warned revelations of widespread cheating in the nation's universities will do serious damage to Australia's international reputation unless swift...
Natalie O'Brien and Dan Harrison Another Australian man is believed to have been killed in Syria making him the third reported death in the past two weeks.
Philip Wen in Beijing Dan Harrison Nothing short of a personal undertaking will satisfy the Prime Minister when he meets Russia's leader.
Julia Medew and Dan Harrison Pharmaceutical cannabis is effective for treating some forms of pain, reducing nausea and helping people gain weight, but there are barriers to medical use in Australia, the federal...
Dan Harrison Overseas-born Australian residents can expect to live longer than those born in Australia, data to be released on Thursday shows.
Dan Harrison Three former Australians of the Year, including Nobel laureate Peter Doherty, have signed an open letter to Prime Minister Tony Abbott calling for climate change to be included on the agenda for the...
Dan Harrison Are surgeons fees a reasonable reflection of skills and professionalism or are they extortionate and unethical? Dan Harrison takes a patient look at operational matters.
Dan Harrison, Anna Patty Young job seekers denied unemployment benefits could be forced to turn to crime or sex work to survive, employment services providers have warned.
Gareth Hutchens, Anna Patty, Dan Harrison A respected workplace economist says there is no evidence ''work for the dole'' schemes work, accusing the federal government of expanding the program for political rather than economic reasons.
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.
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 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.
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.