Fiona Patten

Fiona Patten was a Member of the Victorian Parliament’s Legislative Council for eight years. She was first elected in 2014 and then re-elected in 2018.

Her achievements include:

  • Establishing fertility clinic safe access zones
  • Securing a trial for Victoria’s first medically supervised injecting centre
  • Initiating the Parliamentary Inquiry that led to Voluntary Assisted Dying laws.
  • Establishing a spent convictions scheme in Victoria
  • Chairing inquiries into homelessness, cannabis and the criminal justice system

Fiona was a passionate campaigner for secular policies including the removal of prayer in parliament, fair taxation for religious businesses and the end of corporate conscientious objection in public religious hospitals.

Fiona owns a wildlife reserve in NSW. She was awarded Australian Humanist of the Year in 2020 and is an ambassador for the National Secular Lobby.

Fiona Patten