Select Publications


Davis M; Anderson P, 2023, Our Voices From The Heart The authorised story of the community campaign that changed Australia, Harper Collins,

AO PA; Davis PM, 2023, Our Voices From The Heart The authorised story of the community campaign that changed Australia, HarperCollins Australia

Davis M, 2023, Voice of Reason On Recognition and Renewal: Quarterly Essay 90, Black Inc.

Davis M; Williams G, 2021, Everything You Need to Know about the Uluru Statement from the Heart

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

Book Chapters

Davis M, 2022, 'The Land and Environment Court of New South Wales and the Recognition of Indigenous Peoples' Environmental Rights.', in Brian P; Elizabeth F (ed.), An Environmental Court in Action, Cambridge University Press

Davis M, 2020, 'Native Title – A Constitutional Shift?', in The Tuning Cymbal Selected Papers and Speeches of the Hon Robert French AC, Federation Press,

Davis M, 2020, 'Simple Justice – Recognition and Sovereignty?', in Pascoe R (ed.), The Tuning Cymbal: Selected Papers and Speeches of Robert French

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; Appleby G; Lino D; Reilly A, (eds.), 2023, Australian Public Law, Oxford University Press,

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

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