Dr Richard Di Natale is the leader of the Australian Greens. He was first elected to the federal parliament in 2010 becoming the first Victorian Greens 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.
Richard, his wife Lucy and two young live on a working farm in the foothills of Victoria’s Otway Ranges.