Dan Harrison is Health and Indigenous Affairs Correspondent for Fairfax Media. He is based in Canberra.
Dan Harrison One of the nation's oldest health organisations has been placed in voluntary administration after its funding was cut by the government.
Josephine Tovey, Dan Harrison The NSW government has warned the Commonwealth it will not support any dismantling of the Gonski school funding model.
Survey shows millions of Australians are putting off visits to the doctor or dentist because of the cost
Dan Harrison Millions of Australians put off seeing the doctor or dentist last year because of cost, new figures show.
Dan Harrison The National Disability Insurance Scheme could cost billions more than expected, after the cost of the first support plans blew out by almost a third.
Dan Harrison An Australian man removed from the priesthood for secretly marrying has been killed by typhoon Haiyan just weeks after becoming a father.
Dan Harrison An Australian man has been confirmed as among those killed by Typhoon Haiyan.
Dan Harrison Some NSW hospitals are the slowest in the country to discharge patients with certain conditions, but the state is leading the nation in reducing avoidable hospital admissions.
Dan Harrison Taxing wine by its alcohol content would increase annual revenue by $1.3 billion, reduce alcohol consumption by 1.
Dan Harrison Health Correspondent People in some rural areas of NSW are three times as likely to be obese as residents of Sydney's north shore, according to data to be released on Thursday.
Dan Harrison The Abbott government must move beyond 'preaching personal responsibility' to effectively tackle Australia's obesity crisis, according to the former chairman of the Rudd government's preventive...
Dan Harrison Millions more Australians may be obese than previously thought, because the usual method of measuring obesity has dramatically underestimated the problem.
Dan Harrison Millions more Australians may be obese than previously thought.
Dan Harrison Australian doctors and medical students are much more likely to experience psychological distress and suicidal thoughts than the general population, according to an unprecedented examination of the...
Dan Harrison Tony Abbott was fond of saying that winning government from opposition was like climbing Mount Everest. Having ascended to the nation's highest office, he's not about to let himself get out of shape.
Dan Harrison There are no waves at Wave Hill, 800 kilometres south of Darwin, on the edge of the Tanami Desert. Far from the ocean, it seemed a strange place to bring a surfboard.
Dan Harrison There are no waves at Wave Hill, 800 kilometres south of Darwin, on the edge of the Tanami Desert.
Dan Harrison Proposal would see pharmacists able to issue repeat prescriptions, provide vaccinations.
Dan Harrison A visiting British lord found he had much in common with an extended family of Aborigines from central Australia.
Dan Harrison Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles hopes the baby crocodile the Territory has gifted to the royal baby, Prince George of Cambridge, will draw the royal couple to the top end next year.
Dan Harrison Nine in 10 Australians with high cholesterol don't know it, and one in five adults with diabetes are unaware they have the condition.