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Labor's fiscal plan cuts clean energy & Medicare dental

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.

"Labor is walking away from two of the most significant achievements that the Greens helped negotiate during our time in multiparty government," said Greens Leader Richard Di Natale.

"10 weeks ago Bill Shorten was calling the Coalition's proposed changes to dental care a 'hoax' and 'the equivalent of cutting Medicare', but now Labor is joining with the Coalition to cut it.

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Greens pledge to introduce national Dying with Dignity laws

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.

"The Australian Greens are today announcing our commitment to introduce the first ever national Dying with Dignity laws during the next term of parliament," said Senator Di Natale.

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New sugar tax is a sweetener for your health

Leader of the Australian Greens Dr Richard Di Natale has announced a new tax on sugary sweetened beverages to help tackle Australia's obesity epidemic.

"We have a major health crisis on our hands with over a quarter of Australian adults and children overweight or obese," said Senator Di Natale who was a general practitioner and public health specialist before he entered politics.

30% of the added sugar kids consume comes from sweetened drinks, contributing to weight gain and a risk of diabetes, in particular for kids.

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Greens talk public healthcare in Orange

Lee Rhiannon 21 Jun 2016

Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon and Greens candidate for Calare Delanie Sky will hold a press conference in Orange tomorrow Wednesday 22 June. They will discuss the Greens commitment to public health and ending domestic violence.

Ms Sky said, "We are staring down half a billion dollars in proposed funding cuts to front line health services here in Calare, if the Coalition wins this election.

"It is the role and obligation of government to protect communities and provide vital services, including healthcare services.

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Australian Greens will reinvest in your health and protect Medicare

GreensMPs 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.

“Both Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten have failed to make the commitment to secure our health system. It’s patients that lose out when funding for hospitals remains uncertain and inadequate,” said Senator Di Natale.

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