32nd Annual Lionel Murphy Memorial Lecture - The Uluru Statement from the Heart and Constitutional Reform

Date & time
6–7pm Tuesday 24 March 2020

Hedley Bull APCD Lecture Theatre,130 Garran Road, Acton 2601

Professor Megan Davis


For interstate visitors, we offer suggestions for accommodation near ANU.

Marketing and Communications
Public lecture

Part of the Lionel Murphy Memorial Lecture series

32nd Annual Lionel Murphy Lecture
  • UPDATEThe Australian National University has decided to cancel public events and social gatherings to minimise the risk of the transmission of COVID-19 among our community and more widely. As a precautionary measure and based upon the advice from our expert panel, we will cancel all public and social events from Monday 16 March until the end of semester one, Saturday 20 June. This is a precautionary measure that we know will be disappointing for many, but our aim is to reduce opportunities for the virus to spread by limiting activity on campus without disrupting our essential teaching and research activities. Cancellation and postponement will extend to all discretionary events including ticketed and non-ticketed public events, public lectures and concerts. More information about event cancellations can be found here.


Held annually, the lecture is sponsored by the Lionel Murphy Foundation to honour the contributions to public life of The Hon Lionel Murphy.

Join Professor Megan Davis as she discusses the Uluru Statement from the Heart and constitutional reform on Tuesday 24 March 2020, 6-7pm.


  • Professor Megan Davis »

    Professor Megan Davis is Pro Vice Chancellor Indigenous and Professor of Law, UNSW. Prof Davis is an Acting Commissioner of the NSW Land and Environment Court. Prof Davis is currently an expert member of the United Nations Human Rights Council's Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Prof Davis is formerly Chair and expert member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (2011-2016).

    Prof Davis is a constitutional lawyer who was a member of the Referendum Council and the Expert Panel on the Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Constitution. Megan is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law and the Australian Academy of Social Sciences and a Commissioner on the Australian Rugby League Commission. Megan supports the North Queensland Cowboys and the QLD Maroons.

Updated:  10 August 2015/Responsible Officer:  College General Manager, ANU College of Law/Page Contact:  Law Marketing Team