Dan Harrison is Health and Indigenous Affairs Correspondent for Fairfax Media. He is based in Canberra.
Dan Harrison, Kate Hagan PM tells state and territory leaders she is prepared to 'rearrange' their budgets for them.
Kate Hagan and Dan Harrison The federal government will consider restoring $404 million cut from hospital budgets around Australia this financial year following its backdown on Victoria's $107 million cuts.
Dan Harrison Chief government whip Joel Fitzgibbon has insisted Labor MPs are not counting numbers for a leadership challenge.
Dan Harrison Prime Minister Julia Gillard has attacked the Greens, saying her former alliance partner was a ‘‘party of protest’’ which did not care as much about jobs as Labor.
Dan Harrison New Zealand will follow Australia's lead in forcing cigarette makers to sell their products in plain packs.
Dan Harrison An overwhelming majority of Australians support changing the constitution to recognise indigenous people as the nation's first inhabitants.
Dan Harrison Tobacco company ordered report on economic benefits of people dying from smoking.
Dan Harrison Average family to pay almost $200 more each year for private health insurance.
Dan Harrison People should shop around for the best deal on health insurance, says Health Minister Tanya Plibersek, as she announced an average premium increase of 5.6 per cent.
Dan Harrison A SENATE committee will look into the federal government's cuts to hospital funding.
Michael Gordon, Dan Harrison Federal and state governments meet first target in campaign to stamp out indigenous disadvantage.
Dan Harrison PETER SLIPPER'S former aide James Ashby has sought leave to appeal against a court judgment which found his sexual harassment claim was a calculated political attack.
Dan Harrison and Paul Bibby Peter Slipper's former aide James Ashby has sought leave to appeal against a court judgment which found his sexual harassment claim was a calculated political attack
Dan Harrison THE superannuation fund for health and community services workers has become the latest fund to dump its investments in tobacco.
Dan Harrison Families Minister Jenny Macklin has angered welfare groups by claiming she could live on the $35-a-day Newstart allowance.
Dan Harrison THE Families Minister, Jenny Macklin, has angered welfare groups by claiming she could live on the $35-a-day Newstart allowance.
Dan Harrison Families Minister Jenny Macklin has said she could live on the dole of just $35 a day, but her answer has been omitted from the transcript of a press conference issued by her office.
Dan Harrison Unions have urged the Gillard government to provide greater protection to carers.
Dan Harrison and David Wroe Bob Katter has clocked up nearly 40 years as a parliamentarian, but he can't remember the standard of political debate being as low as it was this year.
Dan Harrison and David Wroe BOB KATTER has clocked up nearly 40 years as a parliamentarian but he can't remember the standard of political debate being as low as it was in 2012.