Fiona Patten is amongst the finalists in the Daily Life 2015 Women of the Year
Daily Life says:
Fiona Patten has been the leader of the Australian Sex Party since its inception in 2009, and was the first candidate from the party to be elected to parliament, in 2014. Patten is a vocal supporter of voluntary euthanasia, same-sex marriage, drug reform and abortion rights. This year she introduced a private member’s bill that would enforce a buffer zone around abortion clinics to stop women from being harrassed by anti-abortion protesters. The Victorian government has supported the policy, introducing their own bill based on Patten’s which has become law.