"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.

National Press Club Address
Beyond the two-party system
Senator Richard Di Natale
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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.

Samantha Dunn, Greens MP for Eastern Metropolitan, is calling on the Minister for Planning to fast-track approval for Knox City Council’s planning scheme amendment (C146) request.

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.

Greens announce commitment to South Yarra station
The Greens have announced a $20 million commitment for infrastructure upgrades to South Yarra Station and planning for a Melbourne Metro Rail interchange at South Yarra.
“South Yarra is a fast growing residential and commercial hub but the public transport infrastructure is not keeping up,” said the Australian Greens transport spokesperson Senator Janet Rice.

Greens lay out plan to protect native forests for generations to come 
The Greens have outlined a plan for a rapid planned transition out of native forest logging, including the immediate end to logging of all high conservation value forests.

The Australian Greens Denticare plan will invest $6.6 billion over the forward estimates to provide essential dental care to millions of Australians.


“Going to the dentist should be just like going to the GP,” said Senator Richard Di Natale, Australian Greens Leader and public health specialist.


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.

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 NataleLeader of the Australian Greens

Australian Greens Leader Senator Richard Di Natale and Greens Treasury Spokesperson Adam Bandt MP expressed strong disappointment at the savings measures announced today by the Labor party.


“We are hearing a lot about zombie measures in the budget, well today the Labor party are resurrecting the zombie of Tony Abbott by refusing to join with the Greens and the community in saying no to harsh cuts for students, families and research,” Senator Richard Di Natale said.