The Chair acknowledges and pays respect to the Yugambeh people of the Gold Coast and all their descendants both past and present. We also acknowledge the many Aboriginal people from other regions as well as Torres Strait and South Sea Islander people who now live in the local area and have made an important contribution to the community.

Also, we would like to acknowledge the First Nations people as the original inhabitants or as the Traditional Owners of the land that we use in Meeanjin (Mee-an-jin), Brisbane. We recognise the country north and south of the Brisbane River, as the home of both the Turrbul and Jagera nations. We pay deep respects to all Elders past and present and future.