Fiona Patten - Leader of the Reason Party

The Age | State to ban swastika as part of anti-vilification reform

By Erin Pearson Victoria will become the first Australian state or territory to ban the use of Nazi symbols including the swastika as part of landmark reform aimed at boosting human rights protections. Legislation expected to be passed early next year willmake the public display of Nazi symbols illegal following a recent rise in neo-Nazi activity

The Age | ‘I did not plant the slug’: Council hits back at I Cook Foods owner in shutdown inquiry

By Paul Sakkal The council official accused of editing an image of a slug to frame a food company has denied doctoring the photog...

The Problems with the Anti-lockdown Protests

Protest and civil disobedience are rights that have often been pivotal to progress and justice the world over throughout history. ...

Women’s Agenda | As sex work is decriminalised in Victoria, the community needs to accept it’s a legitimate way to earn a living

By Barbara Minchinton he Victorian Government is planning to decriminalise sex work, as New South Wales has already done. Victori...


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

She came to politics after 20 years of advocating for the rights of small business owners, sexual health organisations, sexual freedoms and censorship reforms.