Ms PATTEN (Northern Metropolitan): Speaking of a different approach to drugs, just very quickly on another matter I would like to congratulate Brian Walker and Sophia Moermond from the Legalise Cannabis Western Australia Party in WA. I was able to be there on Monday for their swearing-in as upper house MPs in the Parliament of Western Australia. The party is well and truly the third force in WA’s politics, having leapfrogged all other minor parties at the recent election. It shows Australian attitudes to cannabis have changed significantly in the past few years, and I have seen this as the chair in the current inquiry into the use of cannabis in Victoria.
Fiona Patten MP
Leader of Reason
Member for Northern Metropolitan Region
Members statement 26/5/21