Dr Richard Di Natale

Chair, Medicinal Cannabis Health Advisory Council


Dr Richard Di Natale is the inaugural chair of the newly established Medicinal Cannabis Health Advisory Council.

Richard is a former Australian politician who was a senator for Victoria. He was also the leader of the Australian Greens from 2015 to 2020. Richard was elected to the Senate in the 2010 federal election.  Richard became federal parliamentary leader of the Australian Greens on 6 May 2015 following the resignation of Christine Milne. He led the Greens during the 2016 and 2019 federal elections.

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.

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