DI NATALE, RichardBiography for DI NATALE, Richard

Senator for Victoria

Australian Greens

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for Victoria 2010 (term began 1.7.2011) and 2016.

Committee Service

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Finance and Public Administration: Legislation and References Committees from 5.7.11 to 11.11.13; substitute member References from 10.8.17 to16.10.17.

Senate Select: Abbott Government's Commission of Audit from 12.12.13 to 19.6.14; Abbott Government's Budget Cuts from 7.7.14 to 12.12.14 (Chair from 7.7.14 to 12.12.14) and from 13.12.14 to 15.6.15 (Chair from 13.12.14 to 15.6.15); Health from 7.7.14 to 9.5.16; Strengthening Multiculturalism from 7.2.17 (Chair from 7.2.17); Political Influence of Donations from 17.8.17; Obesity Epidemic in Australia from 10.5.18 (Chair from 18.5.18) .

Joint Statutory: Human Rights from 12.12.16 to 13.12.16.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Leader of the Australian Greens from 6.5.15.

Australian Greens portfolios: Health (including Preventive), Dental Health, Sport, Gambling, Multiculturalism, East Timor and West Papua from 1.7.11 to 11.11.13.

Health, Dental Health, Sport, Gambling and Multiculturalism from 11.11.13 to 1.7.14.

Health, Multiculturalism and Sport from 1.7.14 to 25.5.15.

Prime Minister and Cabinet, Health, Sport and Multiculturalism from 25.5.15 to 25.8.16.

Health, Sport and Multiculturalism from 25.8.16.

Party Positions

Founding member, Melbourne and Moreland Branches, Victorian Greens.

State Policy Coordinator, Victorian Greens 2005-06.

Coordinator, Australian Greens Strategic Plan 2007.

National Councillor, State Councillor and Regional Councillor, Australian Greens.


Born 6.6.1970, Melbourne, Vic.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

MBBS (Monash), MPH (La Trobe), MHS (La Trobe).

Fellow, Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine.

Fellow, Australasian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.

General practitioner 1996-2002.

Public health registrar, Department of Human Services 2002-05.

International Public Health, Nossal Institute for Global Health, Melbourne University 2005-07.

Farmer from 2007.

Drug and alcohol clinician from 2008.

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