January 2018: The Reason Party Forms

In 2009 Fiona Patten founded the Australian Sex Party. Eight years later, the party rebrands and renames the Reason Party in recognition of the fact that the party is no longer a single issue party, having helped deliver on a wide range of policy areas unrelated to sex. Some of the party’s early supporters begin to wonder: will the party remain committed to its original core issues of sex work, brothels and pornography?