The Advances in Social Work & Welfare Education journal recognise the lands on which we meet, as places of learning, teaching and scholarship from time immemorial. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the First Nations peoples and custodians of Country and waters now known as Australia. We acknowledge Maori as tangata whenua of Aotearoa New Zealand. We pay respect to these ancient living cultures that are unique, valued and connected to their lands, sun, wind and waters. We commit to honour and respect the First Nations knowledge holders and Senior people, the Elders past and present; and to honour and respect tupuna. In a spirit of unity and respect, we strive to provide an inclusive forum for the many multi-cultural voices that now contribute to the understanding of our environments, our communities and ourselves, so they can be heard and heralded in academic circles and to better inform our practice.