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Public lecture: Our health system is our values system

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The John Curtin Institute of Public Policy (JCIPP) is pleased to invite you to a Public Policy Forum on 13 April by Australian Greens Senator Richard Di Natale.

Event details

Australian Greens Senator Richard Di Natale will be speaking about the state of our health system at a free public lecture on Wednesday 13 April from 12 pm at our Bentley Campus.

Wednesday 13 April 2016
12 pm to 1.30 pm
Tim Winton Lecture Theatre, Building 213, Room 104, Curtin Bentley Campus
This is a free event but registrations are necessary for catering purposes.
Australian Greens Senator Richard Di Natale

As a wealthy country, our citizens have a reasonable expectation of a high quality health system, taking advantage of new technologies and treatments. But we also have huge disparities in health outcomes. The choices we make about our overall revenue and spending are value choices, including our investment in health and the structure of our health system. Much of the economic debate is underpinned by value judgements – it’s just that we rarely acknowledge it. These judgements shape the kind of society we live in now and for next generations.

About the speaker

Richard Di Natale was elected to the federal parliament in 2010 and has been leader of the Greens since May 2015. He is the Greens’ first Victorian Senator and his portfolios include health, multiculturalism, youth, gambling and sport.

Richard was a GP and public health specialist before he entered Parliament and is passionate about preventative health care and responding to the health impacts of global warming. He has worked in Aboriginal health in the Northern Territory, HIV prevention in India and in the drug and alcohol sector.

Richard cares about our communities – that means accessible health and education services, state of the art transport, a safety net which ensures people are not left behind, a safe climate, clean air and water and a thriving natural environment.

Richard, his wife Lucy and two young sons live on an off-the-grid, working farm in the foothills of Victoria’s Otway Range. The son of Italian migrants, Richard grew up in Melbourne.


While this is a free event, registrations are necessary for catering purposes. Please register via our online event form.

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