I pay respects and acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land in which I work and play, the Widjabul Wybal people of the Bundjalung nation. Australia's indigenous people were amongst the worlds first story tellers, songwriters and land carers and I recognise both the immense importance of their relationship with this country, and the ongoing oppression, perpetuated by government and social institutions, that aims to strips them of their rights and liberties.
I stand with the Widjabul Wybal people, and all indigenous people, in the struggle to decolonise Australia and re-build a nation that both recognises its past and strives to have an inclusive future, centered around indigenous knowledge and teachings. I acknowledge that sovereignty was never seeded and pay respect to elders past, present and emerging. This land Always was, always will be, Aboriginal Land.