Former GP elected Greens leader

Senator Dr Richard Di Natale has been elected leader of the Australian Greens.

The former Melbourne GP won the top job unopposed on Wednesday following the shock departure of Senator Christine Milne.

There are currently few details of why she quit after leading the party for three years.

Dr Di Natale (pictured) was a staunch campaigner against the Federal Government’s botched co-pay policy, memorably savaging Department of Health officials for their ignorance over its impact on GPs.

The GP and public health specialist was first elected in 2010, becoming the Greens' first Victorian senator.

In his previous career, the 44-year-old son of Italian immigrants worked on HIV prevention in India, Aboriginal health in the NT and with Victoria Health as part of an outbreak investigation team.

He claims his achievements in Parliament as securing