Public Sector Informant: An independent human rights commission begins with transparency, fairness

By Blair Williams
October 4 2021 - 1:00pm
Lorraine Finlay will be Australia's next Human Rights Commissioner. Picture: Murdoch University

Early last month, federal Attorney-General Michaelia Cash appointed Lorraine Finlay as Australia's Human Rights Commissioner. Replacing Edward Santow, Ms Finlay starts her five-year term in November. Her appointment, however, has received considerable criticism both for its lack of transparency and for Ms Finlay's stated views, some of which seem at odds with the work of the Australian Human Rights Commission.