Aboriginal stolen wages petition to WA Parliament

May 03, 2014, 09:28 PM

In 2012 the WA State Government announced the stolen wages reparation scheme which invited people born before 1958 to apply for payments of up to $2,000 if they had directly experienced government control over their income. Kimberley Community Legal Service solicitor Judy Harrison, says that Aboriginal people her organisation has spoken to are not happy with the 2012 reparation scheme. "The government came up with a figure and said 'Well here it is. We'll give you this. You don't have to give up your rights. We're not apologising to you, so take it if you care to take it and this will be the end of it,'" she says.

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