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.


Speech: Road Infrastructure

25 Nov 2015

Lee reveals the folly of the WestConnex urban motorway project. Not only will it be under-utilised but there are concerns that asbestos from the project is being dumped at a waste facility unable to accept it.  While Sydney's need for more and better public transport couldn't be greater, this project will be a financial failure and could endanger our health.


Speech: Healthcare and the Super Utiliser Program

24 Nov 2015

Lee discusses the benefits of the Nuka System in fixing a fragmented and beaurocratic healthcare system. This program and other super utiliser programs integrate medical, dental, behavioural and other types of support services to reduce unnecessary hospital care, increase social benefits, and provide truly universal healthcare.


Speech: A Call for Full Transparency on the Williamtown Contamination

23 Nov 2015

The opacity surrounding the Williamtown contamination has been appalling for residents. Despite warnings to avoid the water, eggs, fish, and meat from cattle, there is still a refusal to undertake health studies. The Department of Defence needs to finally show some transparency in this process and let Williamtown residents know what the true repercussions of the contamination are. 


Private health review won’t improve patient care

09 Nov 2015

Australian Greens Leader Richard Di Natale says a review of private health insurance is sorely needed, but the best deal for Australians is a strong public health system.


Greens congratulate medical professionals standing up for children in detention

30 Oct 2015

The Australian Greens have congratulated doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals for taking a strong stand against children in detention today.


Government medicinal cannabis proposal only half the solution: Greens

17 Oct 2015

Australian Greens Leader, Dr Richard Di Natale today welcomed the government’s announcement on medicinal cannabis but warned that it doesn’t deal with the biggest barriers that will prevent patients from accessing it.


Speech: Alarming Breaches of Safety- Westconnex and Asbestos

13 Oct 2015

In this speech, I reveal the alarming safety impacts of the proposed Westconnex tollway, specifically in regards to asbestos, and the apparent contempt of the Westconnex Delivery Authority for proper process and community safety. I call on Prime Minister Turnbull to walk the walk on public transport infrastructure and investment. 


Federal reform on medicinal cannabis needed urgently: Greens

11 Oct 2015

Australian Greens Leader Dr Richard Di Natale today called on the federal Labor and Liberal parties to get behind his cross-party bill to establish a regulator of medicinal cannabis and pass it before the end of the year.


Medicare review necessary and long overdue: Greens

28 Sep 2015

Australian Greens health spokesperson and former GP, Dr Richard Di Natale, today welcomed the review of the Medicare Benefits Schedule but cautioned that all savings must be reinvested into health.

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