Dr Richard Di Natale is the leader of the Australian Greens. He was elected to the federal parliament in 2010 and re-elected in 2016. He was the first Greens’ first Victorian Senator. His portfolios include health, multiculturalism and sport.
Prior to entering parliament, Richard was a general practitioner and public health specialist. He worked in Aboriginal health in the Northern Territory, on HIV prevention in India and in the drug and alcohol sector. His key health priorities include preventative health, public dental care and responding to the health impacts of climate change.
Richard's achievements in parliament so far include securing almost $5 billion towards Medicare-funded dentistry, winning a campaign to divest $250 million worth of tobacco stocks from the Future Fund, and spearheading campaigns into many issues of public significance such as dying with dignity, medicinal cannabis, and drug law reform. He is the co-convenor of the Parliamentary Friends for Drug Policy and Law Reform, the Parliamentary Friends of West Papua and the Parliamentary Friends of Medicine.
Richard became leader of the Australian Greens in May 2015 following the retirement of Senator Christine Milne.
Richard, his wife Lucy and two young live on a working farm in the foothills of Victoria's Otway Range. The son of Italian migrants, Richard grew up in Melbourne. He played VFA football for six years and is a long-suffering Richmond Tigers fan.
March 21st, 2019 | 39 mins 41 secs
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This episode sees Mark sit down with the leader of the Australian Greens Party, Doctor Richard di Natale, in his office, to talk about how he is facing the climate crisis personally and politically.
March 13th, 2019 | 41 mins 10 secs
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Friday, the 15th of March, 2019, will see 50 school strikes across Australia, and many more across 78 countries. They're shaping up to be the largest united protests in history. So, in this special we hear from the organizers of these historic strikes, and from the wider community about what these strikes mean.