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Tasmania can lead on women’s football

Richard Di Natale 16 Feb 2016

The Australian and Tasmanian Greens have identified an opportunity for Tasmania to have a team in the AFL's national women's league, and have written to Premier Will Hodgman and Opposition Leader Bryan Green offering to work with them to progress a proposal.

"The Greens believe a society that values women as equal to men must provide equal opportunities in every workplace, from Parliament to the playing field," said Australian Greens Leader and former VFA footballer Senator Richard Di Natale.

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Players scapegoated in WADA finding, inquiry needed

Richard Di Natale 12 Jan 2016

Greens Leader Richard Di Natale, a former VFL footballer and doctor, says a broad-ranging inquiry is needed to evaluate Australia's anti-doping framework.

"The current system focuses almost exclusively on the players and ignores many of the individuals and organisations involved in this saga," Senator Di Natale said.

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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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Cuts to SA community sport funding must be reversed

The Greens will move a motion in the Senate this week condemning the SA Government’s $3.5 million cuts to funding for community sporting clubs.

“Community sport is crucial in Australia and I am worried that this decision will rip the heart and soul out of many towns and neighbourhoods across our state,” South Australian Greens Senator, Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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