Health

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.

media-releases

Senate demands Morrison's visa ban advice

29 Oct 2014

The Senate has supported a Greens' Order for Production of Documents, demanding that the Immigration Minister table any expert advice he received before announcing his blanket ban on West African refugees.

media-releases

Australia not ready for Ebola epidemic

22 Oct 2014

Australian Greens Health Spokesperson and former public health professional, Dr Richard Di Natale, today questioned the Federal Government’s Chief Health Officer about what training that has been provided to Australian health personnel that could be deployed to combat Ebola in our region.

media-releases

Nothing “local” about Abbott’s Primary Healthcare Networks

16 Oct 2014

Australian Greens Health Spokesperson and former GP, Dr Richard Di Natale, said today that the Abbott Government’s plan to replace 61 Medicare Locals with 30 Primary Healthcare Networks was a backward step.

media-releases

Medicinal cannabis trial no substitute for meaningful reform: Greens

14 Oct 2014

Australian Greens health spokesperson and Co-convenor of the Parliamentary Group for Drug Policy and Law Reform, Dr Richard Di Natale, said today that a medicinal cannabis trial falls short of the reform we need.

media-releases

ED waiting times to triple in SA if Abbott Government health cuts aren't blocked

09 Oct 2014

Waiting times at South Australian emergency departments will triple if the Abbott Government's $7 GP co-payment is introduced, the SA Health department told a Senate inquiry today.

media-releases

Abbott health policies will cause a world of pain hears Senate Committee

08 Oct 2014

Australian Greens health spokesperson and former GP, Dr Richard Di Natale, said today that the Senate Select Committee on Health has heard damning evidence about the impacts of the Abbott Government’s health policies.

questions

What is the government doing to combat the global threat of Ebola?

03 Oct 2014

Considering the recent comments by the United Nations Ebola response leader, Dr David Nabarro, in which he describes Ebola as a greater global threat than terrorism, does the minister accept that we should be fighting the threat of Ebola with the same vigour, aggression and resources with which we are currently combating the global threat of terrorism?

motions

Medical Internship Guarantee

02 Oct 2014

The Senate has voted in favour of a motion moved by Greens Senator Richard Di Natale calling on the Australian Government to expand funding to the Commonweath Medical Initiative to guarantee an internship for all Australian medical students.

motions

Stop the Medicare Sell-Off

02 Oct 2014

The Senate has voted in favour of a motion moved by Greens Senator Richard Di Natale calling on the Australian Government to protect Australian jobs and reject the privatisation of Medicare's key administrative functions.

media-releases

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. 

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