Fiona Patten - Leader of the Reason Party

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 with pseudo-legal emails to try stop public health measures. Online activist group Reignite Democracy Australia (RDA) is encouraging its followers to send hundreds of emails that they incorrectly believe will force politicians to oppose extending Victoria’s current state of emergency

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...

Deal on Victoria’s ‘state of emergency’ laws in the works

By Sumeyya Ilanbey Victorian Health Minister Martin Foley is meeting key crossbench MP Fiona Patten at 2.30pm AEDT to begin the pr...


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.