Davina Wijesinghe – Program Manager
Recognition & Settlement Agreement
Davina Wijesinghe is the Program Manager for Recognition and Settlement Agreement Implementation at Djaara. Born and raised in South East Melbourne, Davina was admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria as an Australian Lawyer in 2018. She began working with Djaara on land rights and recognition in her role as Graduate Lawyer at First Nations Legal and Research Services before coming to work at the Corporation in 2019.
Davina has previously facilitated conciliation at one of Australia’s Ombudsman offices; she has also volunteered and interned with NGOs, community legal centres and a statutory office in the areas of anti-corruption, policy and law reform and human rights advocacy. Davina works with our Recognition and Settlement Agreement (RSA) team. She draws on her diverse experience to develop long term partnerships between Djaara, government and the broader community, implement Djaara rights under the RSA, identify areas for further legal or procedural development and arrive at creative and meaningful outcomes for Djaara both now and into the future.