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Labor's fiscal plan cuts clean energy & Medicare dental

With just four days left to vote, the Greens are calling on Bill Shorten not to cut Medicare-funded dental care and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.

"Labor is walking away from two of the most significant achievements that the Greens helped negotiate during our time in multiparty government," said Greens Leader Richard Di Natale.

"10 weeks ago Bill Shorten was calling the Coalition's proposed changes to dental care a 'hoax' and 'the equivalent of cutting Medicare', but now Labor is joining with the Coalition to cut it.

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Greens a force for stability but Coalition divided

Australian Greens Leader Richard Di Natale has laughed at Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's assertion that that a re-elected Coalition would deliver stable government.

"Malcolm Turnbull rolled a first-term prime minister, presides over a divided party room with Tony Abbott waiting in the wings, and called a double dissolution in a desperate bid to earn a mandate from his own party," Senator Di Natale said.

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Greens pledge to introduce national Dying with Dignity laws

Australian Greens Leader Richard Di Natale was joined by former leader Bob Brown and the Greens candidate for Melbourne Ports today to announce the Greens' plan for national Dying with Dignity laws.

"The Australian Greens are today announcing our commitment to introduce the first ever national Dying with Dignity laws during the next term of parliament," said Senator Di Natale.

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Greens formally launch 2016 election campaign

The Australian Greens have formally launched their 2016 campaign with the entire federal Greens party room, former party leaders Bob Brown and Christine Milne, and hundreds of supporters in Melbourne.

"I am so proud to lead this party that has the courage and vision to stand up for what matters," said Greens Leader Richard Di Natale.

"Our 2016 federal election campaign is focused on protecting the climate that sustains our health, our environment and our economy, tackling inequality and charting a better way to deal with today's record levels of global displacement.

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Desperate Turnbull launches Brexit fear campaign

"The Australian Greens respect the vote of the British people today but we share in the disappointment of our UK Greens colleagues who campaigned strongly for the UK to remain in the EU," said Australian Greens Leader Richard Di Natale.

"The result highlights the need to bring people together if we want to be an outward focussed and confident nation that works for the common good.

"Instead the Prime Minister is launching another scare campaign to further lower the tone of an election campaign that is near rock bottom.

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Beyond the two-party system

National Press Club Address

Beyond the two-party system

Senator Richard Di Natale

Check against delivery

Let me start by acknowledging the Ngunnawal people as traditional owners of the land we gather on today and pay my respects to elders past and present.

I acknowledge their custodianship and enduring relationship with their country.

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New sugar tax is a sweetener for your health

Leader of the Australian Greens Dr Richard Di Natale has announced a new tax on sugary sweetened beverages to help tackle Australia's obesity epidemic.

"We have a major health crisis on our hands with over a quarter of Australian adults and children overweight or obese," said Senator Di Natale who was a general practitioner and public health specialist before he entered politics.

30% of the added sugar kids consume comes from sweetened drinks, contributing to weight gain and a risk of diabetes, in particular for kids.

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Greens set out five steps to republic by 2020

Greens Leader Richard Di Natale is marking the Queen's Birthday by setting out a 5-step path to allowing Australians to serve as our own heads of state.

"We are a mature, independent, confident nation and it's time to stand on our own two feet " Senator Di Natale said.

"It's on days like today that many Australians remember the failed republic referendum of 1999. The Greens have a clear plan to ensure history doesn't repeat itself.

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Statement on the tragic shootings in Florida

I am devastated to hear of the horrific news of another violent and senseless shooting in the United States.

Our hearts are with the people of Florida and the LGBTI community.

I extend my deepest condolences for the families and loved ones of those tragically killed or injured.

Violence and hate have no place in our communities and now more than ever we must stand together against these hateful acts.

Richard Di Natale
Leader of the Australian Greens

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