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Former Greens leader Richard Di Natale on COVID, climate and his successor

Politics with Michelle Grattan

In February, then Greens’ leader Richard Di Natale stepped down from the leadership after five years and announced he’d leave parliament to spend for more time with his family. On Tuesday, he delivered his valedictory speech to the senate – remotely – and on Wednesday, he formally resigned. In his speech Di Natale said “We’ve closed off the [parliament] building to the community, but we’re throwing the gates wide open to vested interests with deep pockets.” Asked if there should be tougher control on lobbying and what could be done to limit the power of “vested interests”, he says: “There’s a few things that need to happen. "The first thing is political donations. There are cancer on our democracy, and we need to immediately move to a system of public funding of election campaigns with basically the prohibition of all corporate donations.” “The second thing you have to do is … close that revolving door between lobbyists and MP’s… It’s remarkable that some MPs don’t even leave the parliament before they get on the payroll of some of these interest groups, whether it’s in the defence industry, the gambling industry, the alcohol industry, the mining industry.” “And finally, we need a national anti-corruption body.” Many would regard current leader Adam Bandt as more radical than his predecessor. Di Natale sees the difference as more cosmetic. “I think Adam and I shared a sort of political outlook on most things. We’re obviously different people. We might have different ways of communicating. And that’s to be expected. But the truth is, [in] terms of our policy direction, in terms of all the things we’ve been campaigning on, there’s very little of a difference between us or indeed any of our Greens colleagues.”

21mins

27 Aug 2020

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Richard Di Natale, former leader of the Greens

Saturday Magazine

Richard Di Natale @RichardDiNatale, former leader of The Australian Greens @Greens will be delivering his final speech to the Senate next week so he will give broad reflection on the last ten years of politics. […] http://media.blubrry.com/saturday_magazine/p/joy.org.au/saturdaymagazine/wp-content/uploads/sites/76/2020/08/2020-08-22-SaturdayMagazine-RichardDiNatale.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:14 — 9.9MB) Subscribe or Follow Us: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS The post Richard Di Natale, former leader of the Greens appeared first on Saturday Magazine.

14mins

22 Aug 2020

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Episode 97: Richard Di Natale stands down as leader of the Australian Greens - Episodio #97: Richard Di Natale si dimette da leader dei Verdi australiani

Slow Italian, Fast Learning

Richard Di Natale has resigned as federal leader of the Greens to spend more time with his family. - Richard Di Natale ha rassegnato le dimissioni da leader federale dei Verdi per trascorrere più tempo con la sua famiglia.  

6mins

6 Feb 2020

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Richard Di Natale's decision to quit politics is a policy we can all adopt

The Good Sauce

It's wonderful that Richard Di Natale has adopted the Christian conservative paradigm of decision making which considers the short and long term potential impacts and consequences for our most vulnerable citizens - children - before other preferred effects.

5mins

3 Feb 2020

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135 - Richard Di Natale

Like I'm A Six-Year-Old

Richard Di Natale is a Senator for Victoria and the leader of the Australian Greens. His seat isn't up this election but he is out there campaigning hard for the Greens to retain their positions in the Senate and potentially pick up some lower house seats too. In this conversation we covered a lot, from Richard's thoughts on the egging of the PM to the ghosts of social media past sinking young people's political careers to his party's political fortunes to capitalism to MDMA. But it's clear that the Greens' and Richard's passion is focussed on the existential threat of climate change (as you'd expect). Here Richard outlines the importance of the battle against Adani, the bizarre coal culture war and what a just transition for coal miners might actually look like. You can support the show by becoming a Patron, don't-ya-know ENOUGH is on at the Sydney Comedy Festival for 4 shows only this week! WOW! ENOUGH is coming to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August @RichardDiNatale richard-di-natale.greensmps.org.au Richard's speech at the National Press Club The Greens' election platform (read it please) 350.org's documentary Accelerate Climate Action  ARTICLE: Whither the Greens? How a reckoning looms for a party fighting to hang on by Paddy Manning ARTICLE: What is next for the Australian Greens? by Martin McKenzie-Murray ARTICLE: I'm willing to go to jail to stop Adani and save our beloved country. Will you stand with me? by Richard Flanagan Cause of the Week: The Australian Greens (greens.org.au)

1hr

8 May 2019

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Senator Richard di Natale — Facing the Climate Crisis

Climactic

Doctor Richard di Natale is many things, beyond being a general practitioner and public health specialist. He's an Australian Senator in the Federal Government, and leader of the Australian Greens Party, a powerful third party. The Greens are a fascinating party with an amazing story, and this episode could easily have dived solely into politics, as Richard of course has a ringside perspective. But, instead of doing that, this is a conversation with a powerful politician about being a person, who, in the face of climate change, is just as fragile and small as everyone else. We talk about how Richard keeps motivated, what he's doing in his life to be sustainable and have a lighter footprint, and how he feels about the future. But it's also extremely hopeful, and Richard's perspective is a welcome dose of optimism, and practical pragmatism. He lays out a way forward. We greatly appreciated his time, and generousity, and we're so happy to be bringing this to you. Climactic Community Corner — Send us your own message, up to one minute, to play on the show, to @climacticshow on Facebook or hello@climactic.fm Credits: Hazel Fidecaro — Producer Rich Bowden — Editor-in-Chief Mark Spencer — Founder Maxine Bazeley — Host Georgia Sheil — Host Bronwyn Gresham — Host Greg Grassi wrote our theme, check out his work here. Abby Hawkins designed our logo, check out her work here. Special Guest: Dr. Richard di Natale.Support ClimacticSupport the show: https://www.climactic.com.au/p/support-the-collective/

39mins

20 Mar 2019

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Senator Richard di Natale — Facing the Climate Crisis

Serially Curious | with Mark and Eav

Doctor Richard di Natale is many things, beyond being a general practitioner and public health specialist. He's an Australian Senator in the Federal Government, and leader of the Australian Greens Party, a powerful third party. The Greens are a fascinating party with an amazing story, and this episode could easily have dived solely into politics, as Richard of course has a ringside perspective. But, instead of doing that, this is a conversation with a powerful politician about being a person, who, in the face of climate change, is just as fragile and small as everyone else. We talk about how Richard keeps motivated, what he's doing in his life to be sustainable and have a lighter footprint, and how he feels about the future. But it's also extremely hopeful, and Richard's perspective is a welcome dose of optimism, and practical pragmatism. He lays out a way forward. We greatly appreciated his time, and generousity, and we're so happy to be bringing this to you. Climactic Community Corner — Send us your own message, up to one minute, to play on the show, to @climacticshow on Facebook or hello@climactic.fm Credits:Hazel Fidecaro — ProducerRich Bowden — Editor-in-ChiefMark Spencer — FounderMaxine Bazeley — HostGeorgia Sheil — HostBronwyn Gresham — HostGreg Grassi wrote our theme, check out his work here. Abby Hawkins designed our logo, check out her work here. Special Guest: Dr. Richard di Natale. Support Climactic Support the show.

39mins

20 Mar 2019

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EP 07: Drugs, Hippies, Villains In Politics With Sen. Richard Di Natale

The Betoota Advocate Podcast

Interviewed This Damn Hippy For The Podcast. Senator Richard Di Natale talks to Clancy and Errol About • Weed Policy • How we #@%*ed the Mining Boom - 22:08 • Villains in Australian Politics - 26:00 • Apex Gang Hyperbole - 33:10Check out our friends at Hello Sport for biased and unqualified opinions on sport on Desert Rock FMRecorded at Desert Rock FM from the Koala Studio in the town's Old City District.Proudly sponsored by Subway and uno Home Loans

36mins

22 Apr 2018

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EP 07: Drugs, Hippies, Villains In Politics With Sen. Richard Di Natale

The Betoota Advocate Podcast

Interviewed This Damn Hippy For The Podcast. Senator Richard Di Natale talks to Clancy and Errol AboutWeed PolicyHow we #@%*ed the Mining Boom - 22:08Villains in Australian Politics - 26:00Apex Gang Hyperbole - 33:10Check out our friends at Hello Sport for biased and unqualified opinions on sport on Desert Rock FMRecorded at Desert Rock FM from the Koala Studio in the town's Old City District.Proudly sponsored by Subway and uno Home Loans

36mins

22 Apr 2018

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Richard Di Natale: 'Our politics has become very difficult' – Australian politics live podcast

Australian Politics

The Greens leader joins Katharine Murphy and Gabrielle Chan to discuss how his party is shifting debate in Australia without getting credit for it. They also look at how hard it is to have work-life balance as a politician and why this may lead to fewer members who can understand everyday Australians ending up in parliament. • Richard Di Natale says corporate political donations are state-sanctioned bribery

26mins

15 Mar 2017

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