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.

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Healthier climate means healthier people: Lancet

23 Jun 2015

The Australian Greens have welcomed a report in The Lancet medical journal, which highlights the huge opportunity to improve public health through action on global warming.

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Greens welcome Medicare review

22 Apr 2015

Australian Greens health spokesperson and former GP, Dr Richard Di Natale, today welcomed the government’s announced reviews of the Medicare Benefits Schedule and primary health care.

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Australia must re-invest in Ebola-affected region

21 Apr 2015

Australian Greens health spokesperson and public health specialist, Dr Richard Di Natale, said today that while the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has stabilised, Australia should not be reducing our contribution to the area.

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Abbott holding our health to ransom

16 Apr 2015

Australian Greens health spokesperson and former GP, Dr Richard Di Natale, today responded to the Australian Medical Association’s damning public hospital report card.

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Ice taskforce must focus on prevention, harm reduction and treatment

08 Apr 2015

Australian Greens health spokesperson and former drug and alcohol clinician, Dr Richard Di Natale, today called for the new taskforce on ice to focus its attention on prevention, harm reduction and treatment rather than tougher law enforcement.

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Greens renew call for Clean Air Act

02 Apr 2015

Australian Greens health spokesperson, Dr Richard Di Natale has applauded environment groups across Australia on their continued campaign for an independent regulator to enforce national air pollution standards.

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WHO finding on Roundup should spark review

26 Mar 2015

Australian Greens spokesperson on health, Dr Richard Di Natale, and Greens spokesperson on agriculture, Senator Rachel Siewert, today responded to a finding from the World Health Organisation that glyphosate, the principle compound in Roundup ‘probably’ causes cancer.

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Motion: Cruise ship terminals

17 Mar 2015

Lee moves that mandatory minimum standards be applied to cruise ships at White Bay to limit the pollution Sydney residents are exposed to.  The motion was defeated on the combined vote of Labor and the Coalition.

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Damning audit report necessitates inquiry into flawed pharmacy agreement

06 Mar 2015

Australian Greens health spokesperson, Dr Richard Di Natale, said today that the damning audit report into the Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreement demonstrates the need for a new process of negotiation.

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Greens propose a way forward on health reform

04 Mar 2015

Australian Greens health spokesperson and former GP, Dr Richard Di Natale, today proposed a new way forward in health reform that doesn't target patients.

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