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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Greens announce reboot of Medicare for chronic disease

27 May 2016

Australian Greens Leader Dr Richard Di Natale has announced the Greens plan to reorganise doctors’ incentives, to make Medicare work better for patients dealing with chronic disease.

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Greens launch palliative care package to ensure support when it matters most

27 May 2016

The Australian Greens have announced a palliative care package to ensure individuals, families and carers are receiving the best care whilst living with life threatening illness.

 

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Australian Greens guarantee funding for critical HIV prevention drug

27 May 2016

The Australian Greens will today commit to funding the HIV prevention drug Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for high-risk groups to reduce the risk of HIV transmissions.

“We have the chance to end HIV transmission in Australia. But until people at high risk get reliable access to affordable PrEP, we will continue to see avoidable HIV transmissions,” Australian Greens Leader Senator Di Natale said.

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Australian Greens - Meeting rural health needs

27 May 2016

 

 

Leader of the Australian Greens Senator Richard Di Natale has made a commitment to support the health needs of Australians living in rural areas. 

 

The Australian Greens call for the development of a National Rural Health Plan that will establish key areas of need for remote Australians, like an appropriate health workforce for the future, and develop strategies to improve health outcomes.

 

 

 

 

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Australian Greens will reinvest in your health and protect Medicare

27 May 2016

 

 

Leader of the Australian Greens Senator Richard Di Natale has announced a major funding boost for hospital services.

Senator Di Natale said that the Australian Greens would commit to funding over $4 billion dollars into funding public hospitals to 2020. The Australian Greens will also stop the freeze and invest in Medicare.

 

 

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Di Natale: Time to end the harm caused by illicit drugs

18 May 2016

Speaking at a conference in Sydney this afternoon, Australian Greens Leader Dr Richard Di Natale announced a Harm Reduction Innovation Fund to invest in practices that reduce and prevent the harm caused by illicit drugs.

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Three shockers make a bad Budget for health

04 May 2016

Australian Greens Leader Dr Richard Di Natale says Scott Morrison's 4-year fiscal plan won't please anyone who values a quality health system.

"This Budget attacks universal dental care, cuts millions out of frontline health services, and contains a Medicare co-payment by stealth," Senator Di Natale said.

 

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Liberals' dental shocker undermines universal care

23 Apr 2016

The Greens have rejected the Liberals' pre-election promise to change Australia's publicly funded dental care program, warning it will limit patient access.

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A good idea but chronically underfunded

31 Mar 2016

Australian Greens Leader and former public health doctor, Senator Richard Di Natale, today said the government’s new chronic illness package has acknowledged the right problem but allocated the wrong resourcing.

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Greens announce health funding proposal

30 Mar 2016

Australian Greens Leader and public health specialist, Dr Richard Di Natale, has today announced the Greens plan to phase out the private health insurance rebate and reinvest the savings in the public health system, including reinstating hospital funding now and for the long-term.

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