The 9pm Probe: Fiona Patten MLC

Fiona Patten MLC

In this episode of The 9pm Probe, I visit Victoria’s Parliament House in Melbourne for a long chat with Fiona Patten MLC, leader and sole elected member of the Reason Party, formerly the Australian Sex Party.

Ms Patten has been on the podcast before, back in November 2016 for The 9pm Public House Forum 4 with science communicator Upulie Divisekera and journalist Sally White. But this time it’s just us, and some Parliamentary wine.

We talk about all manner of things, including elections, drugs, why the party changed its name, science versus religion, the 1979 South Australian Royal Commission into the non-medical use of drugs, Ronald Reagan, the gig economy, HIV, a rumour involving a Melbourne brothel, pseudo-profound bullshit, Donald Trump, radicalisation, and more drugs.

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[Photo: Fiona Pattern MLC seated in Parliament House, Melbourne, on 24 February 2020.]