Lorraine Finlay is the Human Rights Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission.
16 December 2021
Australia has always prided itself on being a frontier land. Our vast and isolated landscape gave rise to a rugged individualism and self-reliance. Our convict past fed into the image of Australians as being naturally sceptical of authority. Our egalitarian ethos gave rise to a distrust of the establishment and dislike of elitism. The Australian approach can perhaps be best
1 August 2016
The Sound of Constitutional Silence
The illiberal nature of section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act has serious ramifications for free society; write Joshua Forrester, Lorraine Finlay, and Augusto Zimmermann If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? The constitutional law equivalent of this philosophical thought experiment might be as follows—If there is