Dan Harrison

Dan Harrison

Dan Harrison is Health and Indigenous Affairs Correspondent for Fairfax Media. He is based in Canberra.

South Yarra records Victoria's lowest rate of child immunisation

Dan Harrison South Yarra has the lowest rate of childhood immunisation in Victoria, and among the lowest in the nation, according to data released by the National Health Performance Authority on Thursday.

Melbourne top for avoidable hospital visits

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Dan Harrison Melburnians are being admitted to hospital at the highest rates in the nation for conditions that should not need hospital treatment, according to data to be released on Thursday.

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Cruellest cut as older sufferers miss out on scheme

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Terry Harris looks after his wife Judith in their Altona home. She was feeling too unwell to be photographed.
The Age/News, Picture Michael Clayton-Jones, Altona

Dan Harrison, Thomas O'byrne Despite suffering from multiple sclerosis, Judith Harris will not benefit from the NDIS.

Plibersek 'out of touch', says state health minister

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Kate Hagan and Dan Harrison Victorian health minister David Davis accuses his federal counterpart of intransigence over cuts to Victorian hospitals that have closed about 250 beds and cancelled thousands of operations.

Half-hour HIV test to reduce infection risk

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Dan Harrison The approval of a test for HIV which provides a preliminary result within 30 minutes will lead to quicker treatment and will reduce the risk of sufferers passing on the virus, Health Minister Tanya...

Rents may rise after carbon tax handout

Forensic police film at a spot where a man fell to his death while fleeing police at a housing commission tower in Elgin Street Carlton.

Dan Harrison The Baillieu government is yet to decide whether it will raise public housing rents.

Pike breaks costing pledge

Dan Harrison Victoria's Education Minister has broken a promise to release costing details for projects funded under the federal school-building program.