Reviews and Comments – Hard Labour, Stolen Wages
[Around Australia] the unresolved issue of stolen wages remains one of the nation’s greatest barriers to reconciliation and justice for Indigenous people.
Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR) hopes that the publication of this National Report on Stolen Wages will add to the momentum of change needed to remove this barrier. Hopefully then Aboriginal families will finally receive the wages they are owed for their years of hard labour.
ANTaR is indebted to the author of this report, Dr Ros Kidd, whose careful and meticulous research has done so much to put the issue of Stolen Wages on the national agenda. Ros’s principal research focus has been the state of Queensland. The extensive fraud and negligence she uncovered should form the template for equally thorough investigations in other states and the Territory.
Gary Highland, National Director, ANTaR. Foreword for Hard Labour, Stolen Wages.