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AFL can end drugs arms race: Greens

Richard Di Natale 15 Aug 2013

Australian Greens spokesperson for sport and health, Senator Richard Di Natale, today called on the AFL to introduce a public register of supplements in the wake of Essendon's Mexican mystery drugs revelations.

“The AFL needs to look beyond the current scandal and make sure that the health of players is protected in the future,” said Senator Di Natale, a former GP and VFA footballer.

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Greens announce anti-doping reforms

Australian Greens spokesperson for sport and health, Senator Richard Di Natale, today released a package of reforms aimed at protecting Australia’s athletes and sport.

“Today I’m announcing reforms in the area of sports science, aimed at protecting Australian sport and the health of our young athletes,” said Senator Di Natale

“As a doctor I’m deeply disturbed by evidence of young athletes being used as guinea pigs and the pharmacological arms-race that is putting athletes’ health at risk.

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Greens announce new sports supplement hotline

Richard Di Natale 25 Jul 2013

Australian Greens spokesperson for sport and health, Senator Richard Di Natale, today launched the Greens policy for a new body that would provide information about sports supplements.

“The Greens care about protecting both Australian sport and the health of our athletes,” said Senator Di Natale

“Both are put at risk when Australian sportspeople become guinea pigs in an uncontrolled pharmacological arms race. That’s why I referred the issue of sports science to a Senate Inquiry, which reported on Tuesday.

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Senate establishes inquiry into sports science

Richard Di Natale 16 May 2013

The Australian Senate today voted in favour of a motion from Greens Senator, Dr Richard Di Natale, to establish an inquiry into sports science.

"The recent doping saga has thrown a light onto the role of sports science in Australian sport, which has exposed some very concerning practices," said Senator Di Natale, Greens spokesperson on health and a former VFA footballer.

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Greens secure Senate Inquiry into sports science

Australian Greens spokesperson for sport and health, Senator Richard Di Natale, announced today that he has secured support for a Senate Inquiry into the issue of sports science.

“The ‘whatever it takes’ mentality of Australian sport should not come at the cost of compromising the health of our athletes,” said Dr Di Natale.

“The focus of the current doping scandal has been on whether substances are in breach of the WADA code, but there is a bigger issue at stake here.

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