I acknowledge Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander as the original custodians of the land upon which I live & work. I honour & pay my respects to Elders past, present & to emerging leaders of the First Nations. I extend that respect & appreciation for the tens of thousands of years they have cared for & preserved the lands, waters & culture of this country. They hold the memories, traditions, culture & hopes of the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia. I futher acknowledge, extend respect to & value the continuing connection to land, waters & language traditions of the First Nation people's..