The reviewers

Ms Kathryn McMillan QC

Ms Kathryn McMillan QC was admitted as a barrister in 1988 and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2013, having previously been a Senior Counsel since 2006. She practices primarily in the areas of administrative law, family law, child protection law and civil/human rights and discrimination.

Ms McMillan was appointed Counsel Assisting the Child Protection Commission of Inquiry, and she has appeared as Counsel in Queensland’s Public Hospitals Commission of Inquiry, the Barrett Adolescent Centre Commission of Inquiry and the Royal Commission into Institutionalised Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Ms McMillan is a member of Dame Quentin Bryce’s Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Council and the Child Death Case Review Panel.

Professor Megan Davis

Megan Davis is a Professor of Law and Director of the Indigenous Law Centre, Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales and a Commissioner of the New South Wales Land and Environment Court. She is also a member of the New South Wales Sentencing Council and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.

Professor Davis is also an expert member on the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, having had extensive experience as a United Nations lawyer and being a former Fellow on the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva.

In 2011, Professor Davis was appointed to the Prime Minister’s Expert Panel on the Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Constitution and this year was appointed to the Referendum Council.

Professor Davis’ current research focus is in the areas of sentencing laws, violence again Aboriginal women, and constitutional design and deliberation.