Burra Lotjpa Dunguludja 
(‘Senior Leaders Talking Strong’)

Burra Lotjpa Dunguludja means ‘Senior Leaders Talking Strong’ in Yorta Yorta language. We offer our sincere thanks to Aunty Zeta Thomson, a Yorta Yorta/Wurundjeri Elder, and member of the Aboriginal Justice Caucus for providing a name that reflects the importance of the enduring partnership that supports this Agreement.

Advice to our readers

To all our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers, we advise that this document may include photos, quotations and/or names of people who are deceased.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in Victoria and involved in the justice sector have diverse cultures. The term 'Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander' is used when referring to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia. When referring to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Victoria, the term ‘Aboriginal’ is used. Other terms such as ‘Koori’, ‘Koorie’ and ‘Indigenous’ are retained in the names of programs, initiatives, publication titles and in reference to published data.

The word family has many different meanings. Use of the words ‘family’ and ‘families’ is all encompassing and acknowledges the variety of relationships and structures that can make up a family unit, including family-like or care relationships and extended kinship structures.

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