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The Fifth Estate: Public Health and Drug Policy Today Podcast

The Fifth Estate is a live journalism series by Sally Warhaft, now in its sixth year at the Wheeler Centre.  Sally Warhaft is a Melbourne broadcaster, anthropologist and writer. She is a former editor of the Monthly magazine and the author of the bestselling book Well May We Say: The Speeches that Made Australia. She was joined by

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ABOUT FIONA PATTEN

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.