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Statement on Mandatory Sentencing

Paramedics place themselves in harm’s way to save people’s lives. It is a noble and challenging job and paramedics should feel safe at work. I too am angered by the conduct of perpetrators in this highly publicised case. Actions like theirs should never go unpunished. However, the question at hand, is whether mandatory gaol sentences


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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.