Richard Di Natale is the Greens spokesperson for health. The Greens believe that everyone has the right to timely, quality health care.

Senator Di Natale’s work in this area is focused on primary health care and preventative health care, and working towards a health system focussed on individual and social wellbeing.


Greens call for intern guarantee

30 Sep 2014

Australian Greens health spokesperson and former GP, Dr Richard Di Natale, has today expressed concern that approximately 240 Australian medical graduates will not be offered a State or Territory internship position this year. 


Richard Di Natale on GP and PBS co-payments

04 Sep 2014

Richard rose to speak in the senate during an urgency debate about the Abbott Government's proposed GP and PBS co-payments.


Morwell – the fire is out but the health risks remain

03 Sep 2014

Australian Greens health spokesperson and former GP and public health specialist, Dr Richard Di Natale, said today that the Morwell coal mine fire report shows why we need a National Clean Air Act.


No model could turn GP co-payments into good public policy

21 Aug 2014

Australian Greens health spokesperson and former GP, Dr Richard Di Natale, said today that there are no possible changes or alternative models can turn the GP co-payment into good public policy.


Contentious Hazelmere plant granted funding even in absence of environmental and health approvals

12 Aug 2014

The Minister for Industry has overseen the Clean Technology Innovation Fund allocate money to a contentious project that has yet to pass environmental and health regulatory requirements. Senator Ludlam asks a few pointed questions about this process and what the government is doing to assess the plant's possible impacts.


Horrific MH17 tragedy has global ramifications for HIV AIDS

18 Jul 2014

The Australian Greens say the MH17 disaster is a horrific tragedy that will reverberate around the world.

"Our hearts go out to the families and friends of all those who have been killed, especially the 27 Australians reported to be on board," said Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne.



Richard's speech on dying with dignity, medicinal cannabis & political courage

25 Jun 2014

Greens Senator and former doctor gave a speech to the Australian Senate about having the courage in politics to stick your neck out on issues that are controversial or taboo. Specifically the Senator spoke about medicinal cannabis and dying with dignity, two issues that he has personally tried to progress recently.


Parliament to consider national ‘dying with dignity’ laws

24 Jun 2014

Australian Greens spokesperson health and former GP, Dr Richard Di Natale, today tabled an exposure draft for national ‘dying with dignity’ legislation in the Senate. The Senate then passed a motion to have that bill considered by a Senate Inquiry.


Multi-party group puts medicinal cannabis on the agenda

19 Jun 2014

The recently re-established Parliamentary Group for Drug Policy and Law Reform believes that the time has come for Australia push beyond the stigma which bans medicinal cannabis. 


COAG health report exposes Hockey’s clueless budget

12 Jun 2014

Australian Greens health spokesperson, Dr Richard Di Natale, today said that the COAG Reform Council’s report into healthcare reform demonstrates precisely why the Abbott Government’s budget is a bad prescription.

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