Being smart on crime will save Victoria $216m

Fiona Patten’s Reason Party candidate for South Eastern Metro, Laura Chipp, has released the party’s Modern Criminal Justice policy today, which will reduce re-offending and save Victoria $216m. The centerpiece of the policy, costed by the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO), is to adopt Spain’s Diagrama youth re-education model which is a proven success. “This is

Hinch says preference whisperer may have worked against him

By Royce Millar & Ben Schneiders Cover 📷: AAP   Senator Derryn Hinch has acknowledged his own adviser, self-styled &...

Reason Party Leader Fiona Patten’s whirlwind pre-poll tour

Reason Party Leader Fiona Patten will be heading to several pre-poll booths across Melbourne on Saturday. Ms Patten will be suppor...

My responses to the Australian Christian Lobby candidate survey

In the weeks prior to an Election we receive possibly hundreds of requests from various organisations to complete surveys on how o...


Fiona Patten is the founder and leader of REASON, and a Member of the Victorian Legislative Council for the Northern Metropolitan region.

She came to politics after 20 years of lobbying for the rights of organisations involved in the sexual rights movement – including small businesses, sex workers, HIV/AIDS organisations, adult media and online anti-censorship groups.