Fiona Patten led the charge for Victoria to become the first state in Australia to pass laws for physician assisted dying for terminally ill patients. The Leader of the Reason Party and Northern Metropolitan MP moved a motion in Parliament in 2015 that led to the establishment of an inquiry into end of life choices. Here, we share a chapter from her book, Sex, Drugs and the Electoral Roll, detailing the events in the lead-up to this ground-breaking piece of legislation.