Tuesday 14 August 2018
For immediate release

Change of Reason Victoria to Fiona Patten’s Reason Party

The name of Reason Victoria was officially changed to Fiona Patten’s Reason Party today.

The party applied to change its name to Fiona Patten’s Reason Party with the abbreviation Reason on 6 July 2018.

As required by section 49 of the Electoral Act 2002 (the Act), the Victorian Electoral Commission advertised the application and invited objections. No objections were received.

Certain names are not acceptable under the Act, including names that are confusingly similar to the name of another registered political party. The name Fiona Patten’s Reason Party is acceptable under the Act, and will be printed next to the party’s endorsed candidates’ names on ballot papers at the next State election.

Media enquiries:

Mike Lagastes
Manager Communication
Victorian Electoral Commission
Phone: (03) 8620 1189
Mobile: 0458 390 540
Email: mike.lagastes@vec.vic.gov.au