RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.
The destruction of 46,000-year-old Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura cultural sites in the Pilbara region by Rio Tinto in 2020 has triggered inquiries and reforms to address the regulatory gaps that enabled the destruction.
The Black Lives Matter protests of 2020 highlighted the ongoing issue of Aboriginal deaths in custody in Australia. Thirty years ago the Federal Government held a royal commission into the issue, and with little progress, there are now calls for a new royal commission into the treatment of Aboriginal people in the justice system.