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Opinion|Thought leadership|18 Feb 2020
Constitutional recognition for Indigenous Australians must involve structural change
Australians have been working towards meaningful change for almost a decade. That cannot be derailed by reverting to symbolic recognition.
Thought leadership|14 Feb 2020
No 'special rights' established by High Court ruling, says UNSW Law Professor
Professor Megan Davis says elements of this week’s High Court case, which found in limited circumstances Aboriginal people cannot be regarded as 'aliens', have been exaggerated.
Opinion|Thought leadership|28 Jan 2020
'What Australia Day means to me'
UNSW Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Professor Megan Davis says the Uluru Statement from the Heart provides a roadmap to resolving the heated Australia Day debate. 
Achievement|21 Nov 2019
UNSW Law student named as a finalist for Human Rights Award
'This recognition is not for me, it’s for the ancestors who have been fighting much bigger battles before me.'
Achievement|11 Sep 2019
UNSW academics among most influential women in Australia
Leaders in the fields of medicine, law, public health and built environment named on the 2019 AFR 100 Women of Influence list.
Achievement|03 Apr 2019
UNSW Law celebrates 100 Indigenous graduates
The faculty recognises a significant milestone in a journey that is planned to pick up pace and is striving for 300 Indigenous alumni. 
Thought leadership|29 Mar 2019
UNSW conference will explore how business is stepping up on human rights
Industry leaders and global human rights activists will discuss technology, diversity, modern slavery and Indigenous rights at the Innovate Rights 2019 event.
29 Nov 2018
UNSW Law professor elected to the Academy of Social Sciences
Scientia Professor Rosemary Rayfuse has been elected to the Academy of Social Sciences in recognition of her exemplary achievements.
19 Oct 2018
UNSW Professor Megan Davis named AFR’s Most Influential Woman
UNSW Sydney Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous), Professor Megan Davis, has won top honours in The Australian Financial Review/Qantas 100 Women of Influence Awards.
05 Sep 2018
UNSW academics shortlisted among 100 most influential women in Australia
PVC Indigenous Megan Davis and Science Dean Emma Johnston have been named in this year’s AFR/Qantas 100 Women of Influence Awards.
30 Jul 2018
Aboriginal women in the spotlight in second Mason Conversation
Two prominent Aboriginal women who led the unique process which culminated in the historic Uluru Statement from the Heart will take part in the second Mason Conversation at UNSW on August 16.
14 Nov 2017
Nura Gili’s 5th annual Indigenous Awards Night
Gathering for an evening of celebrations on campus, Nura Gili, UNSW’s Centre for Indigenous Programs hosted their 5th annual Awards Night on Friday 13 October. The evening recognises and celebrates the academic achievements, triumphs of effort and resilience of Indigenous students across UNSW.
20 Oct 2017
UNSW features in AFR's annual power list
Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous and Professor of Law, Megan Davis has been named alongside UNSW Chancellor David Gonski and UNSW quantum physicist Professor Michelle Simmons, in Australia's 30 most powerful people list, in the Australian Financial Review Magazine's annual Power issue. Professor Megan Davis and the Referendum Council are ranked at number 7 on the Australian Financial Review’s Cultural Power List. The Cultural Power list, measures a person's ability to define what it means to be Australian.
06 Jun 2017
Symbolic constitutional recognition off the table after Uluru talks, Indigenous leaders say
Professor Megan Davis spoke to ABC News (27 May 2017) following her reading of the "Uluru Statement of the Heart" at the closing ceremony of the Uluru convention.