Dana Daniel, The Sydney Morning Herald

Dana Daniel

The Sydney Morning Herald

Canberra, ACT, Australia

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Past articles by Dana:

Royal commission demands additional staff in aged care immediately

The commissioners say it is not the time for blame but the time for action. → Read More

Elimination vs 'tight suppression' as Victoria exits lockdown

Experts are warn Australia will not be able to eliminate the coronavirus, as the Victoria's residents anxiously watch daily infection numbers gradually decline. → Read More

Bondi Beach to shut after Health Minister blasts beachgoers amid coronavirus pandemic

The Berejiklian government will shut down Bondi Beach as thousands of people continued to descend on it in defiance of health authorities' pleas to abide by social distancing measures. → Read More

Australia puts travel ban on South Korea, enhanced screening on Italy

The escalation comes on top of existing travel bans for China and Iran. → Read More

Roll out flu jabs sooner, experts say, amid fears of dual infections

Vaccine should be released early this year, infectious disease experts say, amid growing fears coronavirus could hit Australia at the peak of the flu season. → Read More

GPs test Bali travellers for coronavirus as 100,0000 Aussies visit

GPs are running coronavirus tests on people who travelled to Bali if they have flu symptoms, despite federal advice to only test those who went to China. → Read More

Coronavirus outbreak: 70 more test positive on cruise ship, evacuation planning under way

Two hundred Australians trapped on a cruise ship in a Japanese port may receive answers on Sunday about when they can return home. → Read More

'A drastic measure': Australians in China prepare for Christmas Island evacuation

As Qantas prepares for an emergency flight into Wuhan, Australians stuck in China consider whether to stay or spend two weeks on Christmas Island. → Read More

Government working on plan to evacuate Australians from China

Australians trapped in Hubei province will not be able to leave the area for days as the Morrison government works on a plan to evacuate nationals caught up in the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

Passengers arriving from coronavirus epicentre to be screened in Sydney as death toll rises

Biosecurity staff will meet direct flights from Wuhan into Sydney airport to screen passengers for a new coronavirus. → Read More

Private health system in a 'death spiral', says expert, but what can be done to save it?

The symptoms being described are clear: the rising cost of hospital treatments is leading to higher health insurance premiums which people - particularly young ones facing anemic wage growth - can't afford to pay. → Read More

'Thought they had it in the bag': Government's union-busting bill defeated in Senate

The Morrison government is battling to save its agenda in the Senate after being blindsided by Pauline Hanson in a crucial vote on its workplace relations reforms. → Read More

Mental illness and suicide 'costing $500 million a day'

Mental ill health and suicide are costing Australia up to $180 billion a year and services are failing to meet "community expectations", the Productivity Commission has found. → Read More

John Setka resigns from the Labor party and withdraws legal appeal

John Setka has resigned from the Labor party and withdrawn his appeal against a Supreme Court decision permitting his expulsion. → Read More

'Highly protected species': Calls for government to stop 'propping up' pharmacies

Chemist Warehouse wants the government to overhaul "outdated" rules governing pharmacies and allow competition to bring down medicine costs. → Read More

Robodebt program ramps up to include Medicare records

The Morrison government is ramping up its robo-debt operations despite problems with incorrect debt notices. → Read More

Christian Porter launches review of industrial relations system

The new Industrial Relations Minister has launched a review of workplace laws, seizing upon the Coalition's electoral victory as a mandate for reform. → Read More

Union threatens to audit Labor MPs after Setka crackdown

Left-wing union supporters of John Setka are threatening to "audit" Labor politicians for any history of domestic violence allegations in retaliation for Anthony Albanese's push to oust the constroversial union leader from the party. → Read More

Public servants scramble to prepare briefs for new Morrison ministry

A senior public servant said the election result had blind-sided staff. → Read More

'Announcements coming out of the blue': Hospital bidding war sparks warnings

An election bidding war on hospitals has sparked fears of political deals to favour marginal electorates instead of pursuing a long-term strategy. → Read More