Acknowledgement of Country

I acknowledge the traditional custodians country throughout Australia, where I live and work. I recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders continuing connection to land, waters and culture.

I pay my respects to the Elders past, present and emerging, for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across the nation.

A better understanding and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures develops an enriched appreciation of Australia’s cultural heritage and can lead to reconciliation. This is essential to the maturity of Australia as a nation and fundamental to the development of an Australian identity.