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.

speeches-in-parliament

Excise Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2016, Customs Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2016

14 Sep 2016

I rise to speak today in support of the Excise Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2016 and the Customs Tariff Amendment (Tobacco) Bill 2016—the legislation to increase the excise on tobacco by 12.5 per cent per year for four years from September 2017. 

motions

Restoring Territory Rights (Dying with Dignity) Bill 2016

02 Sep 2016

Restoring Territory Rights (Dying with Dignity) Bill 2016

media-releases

Senate says Government should cease use of sniffer dogs at festivals

31 Aug 2016

The Senate is calling on the Turnbull Government to implement pill testing, more supervised injecting rooms and cease the use of sniffer dogs at festivals.

motions

Motion - International Overdose Awareness Day

31 Aug 2016

Today is the 15th annual International Overdose Awareness Day, commemorating all those who have died or been seriously injured due to drug overdose.

speeches-in-parliament

Opening of the 45th Parliament

31 Aug 2016

I begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land that we are meeting on, the Ngunawal people, and I want to pay my respects to their elders past and present. I want to acknowledge that their land was stolen and never ceded, and I look forward to a respectful dialogue in the 45th Parliament to achieve a just settlement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in this country.

media-releases

Don't punish doctors for voluntary euthanasia: Greens

25 Aug 2016

Australian Greens Leader Dr Richard Di Natale has restated his party's intention to introduce laws to enable dying with dignity, in light of the police investigation into a Perth GP.

media-releases

Greens propose work-around to provide HIV prevention drug

20 Aug 2016

The Greens are calling on the Federal Government to support personal importation of an HIV 'wonder drug' that has just been denied listing on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, to protect those who are most at risk.

media-releases

Greens will introduce national Dying with Dignity laws

10 Aug 2016

Greens Leader Dr Richard Di Natale has attended the unveiling of Andrew Denton's new organisation Go Gentle Australia, and has committed to introducing Australia's first ever national Dying with Dignity laws during the upcoming term of parliament.

media-releases

Labor's fiscal plan cuts clean energy & Medicare dental

28 Jun 2016

With just four days left to vote, the Greens are calling on Bill Shorten not to cut Medicare-funded dental care and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.

media-releases

Greens pledge to introduce national Dying with Dignity laws

27 Jun 2016

Australian Greens Leader Richard Di Natale was joined by former leader Bob Brown and the Greens candidate for Melbourne Ports today to announce the Greens' plan for national Dying with Dignity laws.

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