Fiona Patten - Leader of the Reason Party

Calls for social housing to be mandatory part of new housing estates

By Alex White A major report into Victoria’s housing crisis has warned the state is facing long-term shortages in social housing despite unprecedented government funding and is calling for more action. The Inquiry into homelessness in Victoria Final Report, released on Thursday has called for social housing to be a mandatory requirement in all new

Victorian Anti-Vaxxers Are Spamming Politicians With Pseudo-Legal Emails

Cam Wilson An increasingly organised online COVID-19 denialist, anti-vaccine group is spamming Victorian politicians’ inboxes wi...

Why we need a minister for loneliness

By Charles Purcell Confronted by a rise in suicides amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Japan has just appointed its first Minister for Lo...

Victorian government calls royal commission into Melbourne’s Crown Casino

By state political reporter Richard Willingham Crown Resorts’ suitability to run Melbourne’s casino will be tested by...


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.