Senator Richard Di Natale

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Senator for Victoria

Positions
Leader of the Australian Greens
Party
Australian Greens
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Level 14
90 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC, 3000

Postal address

Level 14, 90 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC, 3000

Telephone:
(03) 9654 0430
Fax:
(03) 5221 5100
Toll Free:
1300 883 502

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3170
Fax:
(02) 6277 3185

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for Victoria 2010. Re-elected 2016.
Committee service
  • Senate 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).
  • Senate Select: Abbott Government's Commission of Audit from 12.12.2013 to 19.6.2014; Abbott Government's Budget Cuts from 7.7.2014 to 12.12.2014 (Chair from 7.7.2014 to 12.12.2014); Health from 7.7.2014 to 9.5.2016; Abbott Government's Budget Cuts from 13.12.2014 to 15.6.2015 (Chair from 13.12.2014 to 15.6.2015); Strengthening Multiculturalism from 7.2.2017 (Chair from 7.2.2017); Political Influence of Donations from 17.8.2017; Obesity Epidemic in Australia from 10.5.2018 (Chair from 18.5.2018).
  • 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.
  • 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.
Party positions
  • Founding member, Melbourne and Moreland Branches, Victorian Greens
  • National Councillor, State Councillor and Regional Councillor, Australian Greens
  • State Policy Co-ordinator, Victorian Greens 2005-06
  • Co-ordinator, Australian Greens Strategic Plan 2007
Personal
  • Born 6.6.1970, Melbourne, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation 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.