Until 1972, laws in Western Australia allowed employers to hold up to 75 per cent of the wages of Aboriginal people in a 'complex network of trust accounts' administered by government departments. In 2006, the Australian Parliament's Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs recommended that State governments take action to remedy this. In May 2007 the Western Australian State Government approved a Task Force to investigate practices in WA.
On 6 March 2012, the State Government announced that an
' ex gratia reparation payment of up to $2000 be made to living Aboriginal people who:
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31 January 2018
Cite this: https://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/wa/WE00788
First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011
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