Lorraine Finlay

Human Rights Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission

Lorraine Finlay commenced her term as Human Rights Commissioner on 22 November 2021.

Prior to joining the Commission Lorraine has worked as a lawyer and academic specialising in human rights and public law. Her most recent roles have been as the Senior Human Trafficking Specialist with the Australian Mission to ASEAN, and as a law lecturer at Murdoch University. In her academic role Lorraine has lectured in areas including criminal law, constitutional law and international human rights, and has been recognised with a number of national and university awards for her teaching and research.