lorraine finlay



Lorraine Finlay

Candidate for South Metro

Lorraine Finlay has lived and worked in the South Metropolitan Region for most of her life.  She grew up in Willetton and Como, went to Burrendah Primary School and Applecross Senior High School, and now works at Murdoch University. 

Lorraine is a wife and mother, raising two young children with her husband Ben. Lorraine wants to represent our local community in State Parliament to ensure that it remains a great place to live, work and raise a family.'

With over thirteen years’ experience as a lawyer, State Prosecutor and academic Lorraine brings a strong record of professional achievement to politics.  In particular, working as a State Prosecutor with the WA Director of Public Prosecutions reinforced Lorraine’s belief in the importance of a strong criminal justice system.  The safety of our community should always be our top priority.

Lorraine is currently a law lecturer at Murdoch University, teaching in criminal law and constitutional law.  She has won national awards for teaching, and strongly believes in the need to ensure that all young West Australians have access to quality education, training and job opportunities.

Lorraine has always been actively involved in her local community and strongly believes in the importance of volunteering.  She currently serves on the Boards of both the National Council of Women (WA) and Ishar Multicultural Women’s Health Service.  In recognition of her volunteer work, Lorraine has previously been awarded the Centenary Medal and WA Law Society Young Community Service Award.