Dr Lorraine Finlay, Australia’s incoming human rights commissioner is not doing interviews...

Who is Lorraine Finlay and why has her appointment as human rights commissioner angered some?

Dr Lorraine Finlay, Australia’s incoming human rights commissioner is not doing interviews.“Thank you for getting in touch and for your request. I’ll be looking to do commencement interviews closer to my start date in November.”Finlay, a Murdoch University professor focusing on human trafficking may be one of the only people in political circles not talking about her $400,000 a year, five-year appointment.It’s not her qualifications that have created the controversy. It’s the way she was appointed – without an open selection process – and her history on issues she may now be asked to advocate for which has raised eyebrows. …

 

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