Former GP takes on health portfolio for Greens

INCOMING Greens senator Dr Richard Di Natale has pledged to focus on preventive health and public dental care as he prepares to enter Parliament this week.

Watch the video below to hear more about what Dr Di Natale has planned in his new role.

The Victorian joins his party leader Bob Brown as a former GP-turned-parliamentarian when the new Greens-heavy Senate begins its term on Friday.

It will be Dr Di Natale who takes the crucial health portfolio, as well as sport, gambling, multiculturalism, East Timor and West Papua.