We acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of the lands on which we work and pay our respects to First Nations Elders past, present and emerging. Sovereignty has never been ceded. It always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.
We recognise the past atrocities against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this land and that Australia was founded on the genocide and dispossession of First Nations people. We acknowledge that colonial structures and policies remain in place today and recognise the ongoing struggles of First Nations people in dismantling those structures.
We acknowledge the intellectual property of our First Nations partners and recognise that our research would not be possible without their cultural authority and leadership.