The Victorian Government acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters on which we live and work and pays respect to Elders past and present.
The Victorian Government acknowledges and thanks titleholders and Traditional Owners for their leadership and input in the Review of the Aboriginal Lands Act 1991 (the Review).
The Victorian Government acknowledges the invaluable contributions of many First Peoples who have paved the way and fought for the rights of First Peoples, including the right to true self-determination.
From time immemorial, First Peoples in Victoria have practised their Law and Lore, customs and languages, and nurtured Country through their spiritual, cultural, material and economic connections to the land, water and resources. The Victorian Government acknowledges the strength and resilience of First Peoples in the face of colonisation, dispossession and historic and ongoing injustices, and the survival of First Peoples living cultures, knowledge and traditions.