The Local Project Acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners of the land in Australia and Māori as tangata whenua and Treaty of Waitangi partners in Aotearoa New Zealand. We recognise the importance of Indigenous peoples in the identity of our respective countries, their rich cultures and languages, and their continuing connections to Country and community. We pay our respect to Elders, past, present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Indigenous people of these lands.