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A fair go for charity, community and all Victorians – Media Release

Today, Australians consume more than 1.4 billion Weet-bix each year. As a Weet-bix kid myself, I had no idea, nor did my parents have any idea, that the money we spent on our family breakfast was being sent overseas, tax-free, to support a religious institution. I doubt Aussie families today would know that the dozens


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Call to fix youth justice system crisis by boosting mental health – The Age

Staff at Victoria’s two youth justice centres have used lockdowns and isolation to control juvenile detainees many thousands of...

What the hell is it with politicians when it comes to sex and drugs? – The Canberra Times

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s recent inevitably dubbed ”bonk ban” is an upstanding contender for the decade&...

Fiona Patten Challenges Premier and Opposition Leader With New ‘Tough on Drugs’ Paradigm – Media Release

Reason Party Leader, Fiona Patten MLC, has challenged both the Victorian Premier and the Leader of the Opposition to enact new law...


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.