Indigenous stolen wage claims: an update

Floyd, Louise (2008) Indigenous stolen wage claims: an update. In: Australasian Law Teachers Association 63rd Annual Conference: the law, the environment, Indigenous peoples: climate for change?. p. 112. From: 2008 Australasian Law Teachers Association Conference: the law, the environment, Indigenous peoples: climate for change?, 6-9 July 2008, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

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The presentation deals with the 'stolen wage claims' (ie) claims relating to controls and restrictions on the wages of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander workers between 1890 and 1972. Reports, institutions and projects such as: the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee; the Indigenous Wages and Savings Reparations Project; and the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission have considered this issue. Federal and State governments, such as the Queensland and New South Wales governments, have developed systems, policies and schemes relating to reparations. This presentation will outline the progress of government responses and critiques of various systems; and it will consider, for example, recent issues such as: the consultation by the Queensland Government in Cairns in mid-2007 on distributing unspent reparations funds.

This presentation harmonizes with the topic of the conference, namely: "The Law, the Environment, Indigenous Peoples: Climate for Change?" Most obviously, the paper deals with a labour law issue relevant to indigenous workers. But the paper is related to the further themes in the conference title, as well. It studies an important legal issue which is developing in a "climate for change" - ie one increasingly aware of the need to deal the difficulties confronting all people whom the law governs in society.

Item ID: 27976
Item Type: Conference Item (Abstract / Summary)
ISBN: 978-0646-49497-5
Keywords: labour law, wage claims
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2013 05:32
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