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March 21, 2023 | 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM AWST

In-person Event |

Allendale Square
77 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000

Members: $0
Non-members: $0
Non-members In-House Counsel: $0

Overview (Program Summary)

Lorraine Finlay was appointed to the position of Human Rights Commissioner on 22 November 2021 and will share with us her transition to the role and recent engagements. Lorraine has spearheaded a submission to the United Nations Committee against Torture and currently leads the work of the Commission on issues surrounding the use of technology in Human Rights and Artificial Intelligence in Law. 

Prior to this appointment, Lorraine was a Senior Human Trafficking Specialist with the Australian Mission to ASEAN and a Lecturer at Murdoch University, with a focus on human rights, constitutional law and criminal law.

A panel discussion will follow Lorraine's presentation and you will have an opportunity to ask questions.

A light continental breakfast will be served.
Spaces are limited, so please RSVP here or by clicking the button below. Once we reach capacity for this event, we will operate a waitlist.
We hope you can join us.


Lorraine Finlay

Lorraine Finlay, Human Rights Commissioner

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.

Before moving to academia, Lorraine worked as a State Prosecutor with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (WA) and at the High Court of Australia, initially as a Legal Research Officer and later as a Judges’ Associate. Lorraine is a former Singapura Scholar, being awarded a dual Masters in Law from New York University (majoring in Justice and Human Rights) and the National University of Singapore (majoring in International and Comparative Law).

Lorraine has also been actively involved in a variety of community organisations. Most recently this has included being a member of the Executive Committee of the National Council of Women (WA) (2011-2019) and a Board Member of the Ishar Multicultural Women’s Health Service (2013-2018). Lorraine has previously been awarded the Centenary Medal and WA Law Society Youth Community Service Award for her volunteer work.

Lorraine currently lives in Canberra with her husband and two young children.


*Competitor Exclusion – ACC Australia Partner’s may request that representative/s of a competitor organisation/s registered for the event be excluded, and ACC Australia reserves the right to make the final decision as to whether a registration is rejected. As a guide, a competitor organisation could be defined as a rival organisation of similar size to the host  Corporate Partner, with an established practice, product or service in the area being showcased by the Corporate Partner’s at the event. Please provide a brief statement as to why you have deemed an organisation to be a competitor, in support of any request to ACC Australia to reject a registration. 

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