Dan Harrison is Health and Indigenous Affairs Correspondent for Fairfax Media. He is based in Canberra.
Dan Harrison Labor appointments are once again in the majority in the nation's highest court after Patrick Keane was appointed Australia's 50th High Court judge.
Dan Harrison Independent MP Rob Oakeshott says senior figures from both major parties have told him they want comprehensive tax reform, including a review of the GST, but are unwilling to debate the issue before...
Dan Harrison DISCRIMINATION on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity would be outlawed nationally under a proposed overhaul of federal discrimination laws unveiled on Tuesday.
Dan Harrison Coalition frontbencher Joe Hockey has argued against a royal commission on sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, warning a public inquiry would further traumatise victims.
Dan Harrison Treasury head Martin Parkinson has denied his department was politicised when it provided a critical analysis of Coalition tax policies which Labor later released to embarrass the opposition.
Dan Harrison The Gillard government has sent another group of people who arrived by boat back to Sri Lanka in a tough move designed to deter further arrivals.
Dan Harrison Authorities have intercepted a boat carrying 110 asylum seekers north-west of Christmas Island.
Dan Harrison THE Special Minister of State, Gary Gray, has accused retired MPs who are threatening a High Court challenge to win back their perks of an "outrageous cash grab".
Dan Harrison The Gillard government has returned a group of 26 Sri Lankan men to Sri Lanka on a charter flight that left from Christmas Island last night.
Jacqueline Maley, Dan Harrison A Liberal MP who was ejected from Parliament for shouting ''corrupt'' says he has been misquoted.
Dan Harrison A Liberal MP has been ejected from Parliament after accusing the Prime Minister of being corrupt.
Dan Harrison The Australian Federal Police has closed its investigation of the leaking of a damaging video of former prime minister Kevin Rudd swearing and banging a desk.
Dan Harrison, Phillip Coorey The Gillard government will move ahead with a plan to excise the entire Australian mainland from the migration zone, effectively stripping rights from asylum seekers who reach the continent by boat.
Dan Harrison Labor factional leader Don Farrell has stepped aside from the top spot on the party's South Australian Senate ticket in favour of Finance Minister Penny Wong.
Dan Harrison JULIA GILLARD has refused to say whether Finance Minister Penny Wong should receive the top spot on Labor's Senate ticket for South Australia.
Dan Harrison Julia Gillard has suggested a new poll showing support for Labor and the Coalition at a dead heat is an endorsement of her government's vision for the future.
Dan Harrison, Peter Hartcher Julia Gillard has refused to be drawn on claims that she disloyal to Kevin Rudd in the days before she challenged him for the Prime Ministership.
Dan Harrison THE Foreign Affairs Minister, Bob Carr, has defended taking his wife, Helena, with him on almost every overseas trip he has taken in the role.
Dan Harrison Foreign Minister Bob Carr has defended taking his wife Helena with him on almost every overseas trip he has taken in the role.
Dan Harrison Kevin Rudd is calling on his social media disciples to design a T-shirt for his election campaign.