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DI NATALE, RichardBiography for DI NATALE, Richard

Senator for Victoria

Australian Greens



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for Victoria 2010. Re-elected 2016.


Committee Service

Senate Select: Abbott Government's Commission of Audit from 12.12.2013 to 18.6.2014 (Chair from 12.12.2013 to 18.6.2014); Health from 7.7.2014 to 9.5.2016; Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures (formerly Abbott Government's Budget Cuts) from 7.7.2014 to 15.6.2015 (Chair from 7.7.2014 to 15.6.2015); Strengthening Multiculturalism from 7.2.2017 to 17.8.2017 (Chair from 7.2.2017 to 17.8.2017); Political Influence of Donations from 17.8.2017 to 6.6.2018; Obesity Epidemic in Australia from 10.5.2018 to 5.12.2018 (Chair from 18.5.2018 to 5.12.2018); Jobs for the Future in Regional Areas from 31.7.2019 (Chair from 6.8.2019).

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Finance and Public Administration: Legislation from 5.7.2011 to 11.11.2013; Finance and Public Administration: References from 5.7.2011 to 11.11.2013; Finance and Public Administration: References from 10.8.2017 to 16.10.2017 (Substitute member from 10.8.2017 to 16.10.2017).

Joint Statutory: Human Rights from 12.12.2016 to 13.12.2016.


Parliamentary Party Positions

Australian Greens Spokesperson on Health (including Preventive), Dental Health, Sport, Gambling, Multiculturalism, East Timor and West Papua from 1.7.2011 to 11.11.2013.

Australian Greens Spokesperson on Health, Dental Health, Sport, Gambling and Multiculturalism from 11.11.2013 to 1.7.2014.

Australian Greens Spokesperson on Health, Multiculturalism and Sport from 1.7.2014 to 25.5.2015.

Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Australian Greens from 6.5.2015 to 3.2.2020.

Australian Greens Spokesperson on Prime Minister and Cabinet, Health, Sport and Multiculturalism from 25.5.2015 to 25.8.2016.

Australian Greens Spokesperson on Health, Sport and Multiculturalism from 25.8.2016 to 5.7.2019.

Australian Greens Spokesperson on Health, Multiculturalism, Foreign Policy and Climate Change and Energy (Senate) from 5.7.2019.


Party Positions

Founding Member of the Australian Greens Melbourne and Moreland Branches.

National Councillor of the Australian Greens.

State Councillor of the Australian Greens.

Regional Councillor of the Australian Greens.

Policy Co-ordinator of the Australian Greens State Branch (Vic.) from 2005 to 2006.

Co-ordinator for the Australian Greens Strategic Plan, 2007.


Personal

Born 6.6.1970, Melbourne, Australia

Married


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

MBBS (Monash University).

MHS (La Trobe University).

MPH (La Trobe University).

FAFPHM (Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine).

FACRRM (Australasian College of Rural and Remote Medicine).

General Practitioner at Aboriginal Health Service (Tennant Creek, Northern Territory), Community Health (Brunswick and Fitzroy, Victoria) and rural locum work from 1996 to 2002.

Public Health Registrar at the Department of Human Services from 2002 to 2005.

International Public Health, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne from 205 to 2007. .

Farmer in the Otway Ranges, Victoria from 2007.

Drug and Alcohol Clinician (Geelong, Victoria) from 2008. .