Lynne Haultain was a broadcast journalist for over 20 years, working on a range of programs both general and specialist. She presented breakfast and afternoon radio programs, The Law Report on ABC Radio National, as well as Countrywide - a daily rural current affairs program focusing on international trade and agribusiness. Lynne was the anchor presenter for the ABC coverage of the Sydney Olympics in 2000 and a media spokesperson for the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne in 2006.
Since leaving journalism, Lynne has worked at all levels of government as a communications specialist. She spent over 3 years with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission which has oversight of consumer protection, competition and some market regulation.
Social justice issues are of keen interest, and Lynne is the longstanding chair of an NGO working with refugees and asylum seekers.