Lorraine holds a Certificate of Business Studies (Law), a Diploma of Financial Planning, a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Specialist Accreditation 1998. Growing up in the country fostered a love of nature and the outdoors. With forebears who engendered great pride in their Irish/English heritage going back to the 1850s in Australia, followed by marriage to a post-war Italian migrant, she maintains an ongoing interest in, and love of, people, their lives and their stories. Woven throughout life has been a great love of family, of photography, of nature, of music and of learning. She is the co-author of Making Herstory.