My vision for South-Eastern Metropolitan
“Representing the great people of South-Eastern Metropolitan Victoria is a dream come true. As your representative in Parliament, I am inspired by our community and I promise to fight for fairness, equality, accessibility, sustainability and opportunity with all of my compassion, care and ability.”
Regulation of Personal Adult Use of Cannabis
Current cannabis laws make criminals of ordinary Australian consumers and perversely, creates a huge illicit market run by real criminals. It’s time for sensible and meaningful reform.
About Rachel Payne
Rachel Payne is a formidable addition to Parliament.
She holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy and qualifications in Sociology and Politics as well as extensive experience in leadership, advocacy and campaigning gained through executive, management, policy and research roles for organisations such as Eros Association, Family Court Australia and Centrelink.
Rachel is also an acclaimed performance artist, touring as Freckles Blue in Paris and London.
An advocate for women’s rights, equality, inclusivity, and social and community development, Rachel is also actively involved in the LGBTIQ+ community.
Rachel believes that cannabis law reform is well overdue. She is keen to drive the conversation around the role of cannabis as a catalyst for new economic opportunities, environmental ingenuity and creation.