Person

Megan Davis

Discussion paper

Constitutional enshrinement of a First Nations Voice: the referendum question

This paper considers the legal and constitutional requirements for setting the referendum question on whether to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Constitution through an enshrined First Nations voice.
Discussion paper

Constitutional enshrinement of a First Nations Voice: the constitutional amendment

This paper address issues that must be resolved prior to settling the constitutional amendment to be put to voters at a referendum on whether to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Constitution through an enshrined First Nations voice.
Discussion paper

Constitutional enshrinement of a First Nations voice: finalisation of the voice design

This issues paper considers the question of how and when to finalise the design of the model of a First Nations voice to the Australian parliament.
Commentary

Constitutional recognition for Indigenous Australians must involve structural change, not mere symbolism

Megan Davis writes that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples do not seek symbolism, and certainly not in the constitution, which distributes power across the federation. They seek change that can make a concrete difference to their lives.
Report

Family is Culture: review report

This review is aimed at examining the high rates of Aboriginal children and young people in out-of-home care (OOHC) in New South Wales and the implementation of the Aboriginal Child Placement Principle (ACPP) in this jurisdiction.