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The new human rights commissioner, Lorraine Finlay commenced her term yesterday.
Finlay, a former Liberal upper house candidate and member of the WA Liberal women’s council was handpicked by attorney-general Michaelia Cash for the role.
In my new role as Human Rights Commissioner I recognise that this job isn’t a personal soapbox for me, what this job is about is bringing people together around human rights issues, listening to variety of perspectives, and hopefully achieving some really good outcomes.
So I don’t expect that people will necessarily agree with me 100% of the time, but I also don’t think as Human Rights Commissioner that my personal opinion, is the most important thing because the job is actually much bigger than that.