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Stolen Wages

  1. 1. STOLEN WAGES
  2. 2. • • • • Definition Causes Aboriginal slaves Repayment http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oQMT0jiLsM
  3. 3. What does the video clip tell us? • Aboriginal People were paid only 31% of White wages. • They received only 20% of their own wage.
  4. 4. From the late 1800s until the 1970s -Enslavement of Aboriginal workers -Denial of access to their wages (corrupt officials and employers stole their wages in many cases) -general reluctance to pay the monies withheld of governments and churches
  5. 5. Administered Money Aboriginal Workers Employer Pocket Money Government
  6. 6. Views about Stolen Wages Gary Highland National Director of ANTaR Rachael Siewert Green Senator of WA
  7. 7. Stolen Wages Repayment Scheme in Queensland $2,000 to $4,000 for a lifetime of work (2002) Set aside $55.4 from Indigenous Wages and Savings Reparations Scheme (2002) Draw more than $15 from Qld Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuRdspayj04 (2008)
  8. 8. Conclusion • Many Aboriginal workers couldn’t receive the wages. • Many Aboriginal women worked like a slave labour. • Governments have tried to pay back wages of Aboriginal workers. • But it is not easy to collect records. • Aboriginal people claim low success of repayment.
  9. 9. • Do you agree with the amount of repayment that Queensland government decided? ($2000-$4000) • How do you think the reasons that other states and territory (South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, Northern Territory) do not set up repayment scheme?
  10. 10. Reference • gonkybonks 2007, Justice?, video recording, YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oQMT0jiLsM • History of Indigenous wages: Queensland Government 2012, viewed 18 September 2013, <http://www.qld.gov.au/atsi/cultural-awarenessheritage-arts/history-indigenous-wages/> • Korff, J, creative spirits, viewed 11 September 2013, http://www.creativespirits.info/index.php • Queensland Stolen Wages Fact Sheet, viewed 17 September 2013, http://www.reconciliation.qut.edu.au/issues/recwee k/StolenWagesFactSheet.pdf • World News Australia 2013, Stolen wages issue heats up, video recording, YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuRdspayj04

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