Fiona Patten - Leader of the Reason Party

Andrews open to doing a deal on arbitrary detention laws

By Rachael Dexter Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has signalled his government is willing to negotiate with crossbench MPs to get a controversial new law through parliament that would give state officials the power to detain people considered a high risk of spreading COVID-19. Under the proposed law, health authorities could forcibly detain people they suspect would

ABC RN Breakfast with Hamish Macdonald 23/9/20

Interview with Fiona Patten, leader, Reason Party. Macdonald says senior Victorian bureaucrats, police and emergency chiefs are co...

Vic COVID-19 bill powers worry QCs, judges

Roger Vaughan Prominent legal figures want the Victorian government to change its controversial COVID-19 Omnibus bill, calling som...

Reason Party won’t support controversial omnibus bill in ‘current form’

Fiona Patten told Neil Mitchell that much of the bill was worth supporting for public health reasons, but admitted it needed furth...


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.