Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Sydney, Victoria, Australia
- Journalist, Print Journalist, Radio Journalist and Writer
- Alternative Names
- Barnett, Lorraine (previous name)
- Bremner, Lorraine (previous name)
- Carter, Marjorie (pseudonym)
Lorraine Salmon was a successful businesswoman who worked in public relations and advertising after establishing a career as a script writer for the Australian Broadcasting Commission during the second world war. A longtime member of the Communist Party of Australia, she held the position of secretary of Actors' Equity for some years. She travelled to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) with her husband, journalist Malcolm Salmon, in the late 1950s. She freelanced and assisted local media outlets to establish a presence, working, for instance, with her husband for the English-language service of Radio Hanoi. On her return from North Vietnam she resumed a business career but continued to pursue her literary interests, regularly reviewing new theatre productions.