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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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.

motions

Motion: Cruise ship terminals

18 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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Rebate freeze is a ‘python squeeze’

03 Mar 2015

Australian Greens health spokesperson and former GP, Dr Richard Di Natale, said that the government’s objective is still to make patients pay more to see a doctor.

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Two bad ideas scrapped, one to go

02 Mar 2015

Australian Greens health spokesperson and former GP, Dr Richard Di Natale, welcomed reports that the government is planning to scrap its planned $5 Medicare rebate cut but said the fight to protect Medicare isn’t over.

video

A tribute to Dan Haslam

25 Feb 2015

Rather than retreating inwards, the Haslam's became strong campaigners to change the law. 

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Tim Wilson asked about Dying with Dignity

23 Feb 2015

Freedom Commissioner, Tim Wilson, was asked at the National Press Club whether he supports Dying with Dignity reform.

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Let’s have a real conversation on healthcare reform

15 Jan 2015

Australian Greens health spokesperson and former GP, Dr Richard Di Natale, today welcomed the Abbott government’s last minute back down on the $20 cut to short GP consultations. 

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