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Davis M; Williams G, 2015, Everything you Need to Know About the Referendum to Recognise Indigenous Australians, NewSouth

Book Chapters

Brennan S; Davis M, 2018, 'First Peoples', in Saunders C; Stone A (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Australian Constitution, Oxford University Press,

Davis MJ, 2017, 'Deploying and Disputing Aboriginal Feminism in Australia', in Green J (ed.), Making Space for Indigenous Feminism, Fernwood Publishing

Davis MJ, 2017, 'Self-determination and the right to be heard', in Pearson N; Morris S (ed.), A Rightful Place: A Roadmap to Recognition, Melbourne University Publishing

Davis MJ, 2017, 'Indigenous Women and constitutional recognition', in Irving H (ed.), Constitutions and Gender, Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 357 - 386,

Davis MJ, 2016, 'Political Timetables Trump Workable Timetables: Indigenous Constitutional Recognition and the Temptation of Symbolism Over Substance', in Young S; Nielsen J; Patrick J (ed.), Constitutional Recognition of Australia's First Peoples Theories and Comparative Perspectives

Davis MJ, 2016, 'Intersectional Theory: Where Gender meets Race, Ethnicity and Violence', in Appleby G; Dixon R (ed.), The Critical Judgments Project Re-Reading Monis V the Queen, Federation Press

Davis MJ, 2016, 'Putting Meat on the Bones of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples', in Esmaeili H; Worby G; Tur S (ed.), Indigenous Australians, Social Justice and Legal Reform Honouring Elliott Johnston, pp. 265 - 265

Davis MJ; Langton M, 2016, 'Introduction', in Davis M; Langton M (ed.), It's Our Country Indigenous Arguments for Meaningful Constitutional Recognition and Reform, Melbourne Univ. Publishing, pp. 1 - 26

Davis MJ, 2016, 'Ships that Pas in the Night', in It's Our Country Indigenous Arguments for Meaningful Constitutional Recognition and Reform, Melbourne Univ. Publishing, pp. 86 - 96

Davis MJ; Langton M, 2016, 'Constitutional reform in Australia: Recognition of Indigenous Australians and Reconciliation', in Macklem P; Sanderson D (ed.), From Reconciliation to Recognition: Essays on the Constitutional Entrenchment of Aboriginal and Treaty Rights, University of Toronto Press, pp. 449 - 449

Davis MJ, 2015, 'To recognise or not to recognise: The place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Australian Constitution', in Tonkinson R (ed.), The Wentworth Lectures Honouring Fifty Years of Australian Indigenous Studies, pp. 298 - 298

Brennan S; Davis M; Edgeworth B; Terrill L, 2015, 'The Idea of Native Title as a Vehicle for Change and Empowerment', in Brennan S; Davis M; Edgeworth B; Terrill L (ed.), Native Title from Mabo to Akiba A Vehicle for Change and Empowerment?, pp. 2 - 13

Davis M, 2013, 'Climate change impacts to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia', in Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples: The Search for Legal Remedies, pp. 493 - 507

Davis MJ, 2013, 'Climate change impacts to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia', in Abate R; Kronk EA (ed.), Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 493 - 507,

Davis MJ; Cottrell R, 2012, 'Affirmative Action', in Tushnet M; Fleiner T; Saunders C (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Constitutional Law, Routledge, UK, pp. 325 - 336,

Davis MJ, 2012, 'Identity, Power and Rights: The State, International Institutions and Indigenous Peoples in Canada', in Gomez T; Sawyer S (ed.), The Politics of Resources Extraction: Indigenous Peoples, Multinational Corporations, and the State, Palgrave, UK, pp. 229 - 251,

Davis MJ, 2011, 'Justifying Designated Parliamentary Seats: International Law and Indigenous Peoples` Right to Self-Determination', in Tham J-C; Costar B; Orr G (ed.), Electoral Democracy: Australian Prospects, Melbourne University Publishing, Victoria, pp. 78 - 98,

Davis MJ, 2010, 'Restorative Justice in South Australia: An Indigenous Bill of Rights', in Berg S (ed.), Coming to Terms: Aboriginal Title in South Australia, Wakefield Press, pp. 227 - 245

Davis MJ, 2009, 'International Law', in Indigenous Legal Issues Commentary and Materials, Lawbook Company, pp. 649 - 649

Davis MJ, 2009, 'Introduction', in McRae H; Nettheim G (ed.), Indigenous Legal Issues: Commentary & Materials, ThomsonReuters, Australia, pp. 649 - 675

Davis MJ, 2008, 'A Home at the United Nations: Indigenous Peoples and International Advocacy', in Cooper AF; Hocking B; Maley W (ed.), Global Governance and Diplomacy: Worlds Apart?, Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 211 - 223

Davis MJ, 2008, 'Self-determination and the Demise of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission', in Johnston E; Hinton M; Rigney D (ed.), Indigenous Australians and the Law, Routledge Cavendish, London, pp. 217 - 232

Davis MJ, 2008, 'The Globalisation of International Human Rights Law, Aboriginal Women and the practice of Aboriginal Customary Law', in Cain M; Howe A (ed.), Women, Crime and social harm: Towards a Criminology of the Global Age, Hart Publishing, Oxford, UK, pp. 137 - 160

Davis MJ, 2007, 'Arguing over Indigenous Rights: Australia and the United Nations', in Altman J; Hinkson M (ed.), Coercive Reconciliation: Stabilise, Normalise, Exit Aboriginal Australia, Arena Publications, Australia, pp. 97 - 107

Davis MJ, 2006, 'Chained to the Past: The Psychological Terra Nullius of Australia`s Public Institutions', in Protecting Rights Without a Bill of Rights: Institutional Performance and Reform in Australia, Ashgate, Aldershot, England, pp. 175 - 195

Davis MJ, 2005, 'Slouching towards Australian Public Libraries: The World Trade Organisation General Agreement on Trade in Services', in Nakata M; Langton M (ed.), Australian Indigenous Knowledge and Libraries, Australian Academic & Research Libraries, Australia, pp. 129 - 147

Edited Books

Davis M; Langton M, (ed.), 2016, It's Our Country Indigenous Arguments for Meaningful Constitutional Recognition and Reform, Melbourne Univ. Publishing

Brennan S; Davis MJ; Edgeworth B; Terrill L, (eds.), 2015, Native Title from Mabo to Akiba: A Vehicle for Change and Empowerment

Davis MJ; Brennan S; McCrae H; Nettheim G; Beacroft L; Janke T; Anthony T, (eds.), 2009, Indigenous Legal Issues, Thomson Reuters, Sydney

Journal articles

Moodie N; Ward J; Dudgeon P; Adams K; Altman J; Casey D; Cripps K; Davis M; Derry K; Eades S; Faulkner S; Hunt J; Klein E; McDonnell S; Ring I; Sutherland S; Yap M, 2021, 'Roadmap to recovery: Reporting on a research taskforce supporting Indigenous responses to COVID-19 in Australia', Australian Journal of Social Issues, 56, pp. 4 - 16,

Easteal S; Arkell RM; Balboa RF; Bellingham SA; Brown AD; Calma T; Cook MC; Davis M; Dawkins HJS; Dinger ME; Dobbie MS; Farlow A; Gwynne KG; Hermes A; Hoy WE; Jenkins MR; Jiang SH; Kaplan W; Leslie S; Llamas B; Mann GJ; McMorran BJ; McWhirter RE; Meldrum CJ; Nagaraj SH; Newman SJ; Nunn JS; Ormond-Parker L; Orr NJ; Paliwal D; Patel HR; Pearson G; Pratt GR; Rambaldini B; Russell LW; Savarirayan R; Silcocks M; Skinner JC; Souilmi Y; Vinuesa CG; Baynam G, 2020, 'Equitable Expanded Carrier Screening Needs Indigenous Clinical and Population Genomic Data', American Journal of Human Genetics, 107, pp. 175 - 182,

Davis M; Appleby G, 2019, 'First nations voice', Company Director, 35, pp. 37 - 39

Appleby G; Davis M, 2018, 'The uluru statement and the promises of truth', Australian Historical Studies, 49, pp. 501 - 509,

Davis MJ, 2015, 'Closing the Gap in Indigenous Disadvantage: A Trajectory of Indigenous Inequality in Australia', Georgetown Journal of International Law, XVI, pp. 34 - 44

Davis MJ, 2015, 'Seventh Annual Michael Kirby Lecture: Indigenous Australians and the Constitutional Project: The Politics of Discrimination and Why Recognition' is Not Enough', Southern Cross University Law Review, 17, pp. 1 - 1

Davis MJ, 2015, 'Australia’s Reconciliation Process in its International Context: Recognition and the Health & Wellbeing of Australia’s Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People', Australian Indigenous Law Review, 18

Davis MJ, 2015, 'Indigenous Constitutional Recognition from the Point of View of Self-Determination and Its Exercise through Democratic Participation', Indigenous Law Bulletin, 8, pp. 10 - 14

Davis MJ, 2015, 'Listening but not hearing: When process trumps substance', Griffith Review, pp. 73 - 73

Davis MJ, 2014, 'Competing Notions of Constitutional Recognition: Truth and Justice or Living ‘off the Crumbs that Fall off the White Australian Tables’?', Papers on Parliament, pp. 113 - 129

Davis MJ, 2014, 'Future Challenges on the Path to Constitutional Recognition', Public Law Review, pp. 233 - 233

Brennan S; Davis M, 2014, 'Koowarta:Constitutional landmark, transition point or missed opportunity?', Griffith Law Review, 23, pp. 79 - 91,

Davis MJ, 2014, 'The Royal Commission and international child rights law', Indigenous Law Bulletin, pp. 19 - 22

Davis MJ, 2013, 'Community control and the work of the national Aboriginal community controlled health organisation:Putting meat on the bones of the undrip?', Indigenous Law Bulletin, 8, pp. 11 - 14

Davis MJ, 2013, 'Speaking Ill of the Dead: A Comment on S 25 of the Constitution', Public Law Review, pp. 231 - 231

Davis MJ, 2012, 'Constitutional Recognition does not foreclose on Aboriginal sovereignty', Indigenous Law Bulletin,

Davis MJ, 2012, 'NARRM Oration 2012 - Aboriginal Women: The Right to Self-Determination', Australian Indigenous Law Review, 16

Davis MJ, 2011, 'A Reflection on the Limitations of the Right to Self-determination and Aboriginal Women', Indigenous Law Bulletin, 7, pp. 6 - 8,;dn=973741426130633;res=IELHSS

Davis MJ, 2011, 'Constitutional reform and aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people: Why do we want it now?', Indigenous Law Bulletin, 7, pp. 8 - 22,;dn=440534634881509;res=IELHSS

Davis MJ; Lemezina , 2010, 'Indigenous Australians and the Preamble: Towards a More Inclusive Constitution or Entrenching Marginalisation', University of New South Wales Law Journal, 33, pp. 239 - 266,;dn=676023811832775;res=IELHSS

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