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Five months after becoming leader of the Australian Greens Dr Richard Di Natale will speak about his vision for the party and the nation.
To meet the global challenges of the 21st century and unlock our potential Australia needs leadership, not a lazy reliance on the solutions of the last century. The Greens have the leadership, vision and courage to chart a new course for a confident, caring and prosperous Australia.
Dr Richard Di Natale is the Leader of the Australian Greens. He has the portfolios of health, multiculturalism and sport.
Prior to entering parliament in 2011, 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.
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 senate inquiries into many issues of public significance such as dying with dignity, superbugs, hospital funding, budget cuts, medicinal cannabis, air pollution, pharmaceutical transparency and gambling reform.
Richard, his wife Lucy and two young sons 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.