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.

media-releases

Horrific MH17 tragedy has global ramifications for HIV AIDS

18 Jul 2014

The Australian Greens say the MH17 disaster is a horrific tragedy that will reverberate around the world.

"Our hearts go out to the families and friends of all those who have been killed, especially the 27 Australians reported to be on board," said Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne.

 

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Richard's speech on dying with dignity, medicinal cannabis & political courage

25 Jun 2014

Greens Senator and former doctor gave a speech to the Australian Senate about having the courage in politics to stick your neck out on issues that are controversial or taboo. Specifically the Senator spoke about medicinal cannabis and dying with dignity, two issues that he has personally tried to progress recently.

media-releases

Parliament to consider national ‘dying with dignity’ laws

24 Jun 2014

Australian Greens spokesperson health and former GP, Dr Richard Di Natale, today tabled an exposure draft for national ‘dying with dignity’ legislation in the Senate. The Senate then passed a motion to have that bill considered by a Senate Inquiry.

media-releases

Multi-party group puts medicinal cannabis on the agenda

19 Jun 2014

The recently re-established Parliamentary Group for Drug Policy and Law Reform believes that the time has come for Australia push beyond the stigma which bans medicinal cannabis. 

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COAG health report exposes Hockey’s clueless budget

12 Jun 2014

Australian Greens health spokesperson, Dr Richard Di Natale, today said that the COAG Reform Council’s report into healthcare reform demonstrates precisely why the Abbott Government’s budget is a bad prescription.

estimates

Estimates: National Partnership on Preventive Health

04 Jun 2014

Penny Wright asks questions about the National Partnership on Preventive Health during Community Affairs Estimates.

media-releases

Community campaign against cuts to higher education exposes Coalition's deception

23 May 2014

The sustained community campaign is exposing Tony Abbott and Christopher Pyne's higher education deception.

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Geelong Budget Q&A

21 May 2014 | 5:00 pm
Wed, 2014-05-21 17:00

A chance for Geelong to hear the truth about the budget instead of Abbott's Spin.

media-releases

Tony Abbott takes a big bite out of dental funding

16 May 2014

Australian Greens health spokesperson, Senator Richard Di Natale, said today that the Abbott Government’s heartless budget is extracting $619 million of hard-won funding for dental health.

news-stories

Speak up to save Medicare

14 May 2014

The announcement of a $7 GP co-payment, increased co-payments for medicines and billions ripped out of hospitals in the Abbott Government’s first budget has confirmed what Australians have feared. The Abbott Government is on a warpath and Medicare is the target

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