Queensland still opposes handing over Aborigines' unpaid wages

By Crispin Hull
Updated April 24 2018 - 10:28pm, first published December 2 2016 - 3:17pm

In 1964, Hans Pearson – an Aboriginal man with a wife, Anna, and eight children – was granted an exemption from the legislative scheme under which wages earned by Indigenous people (mainly stockmen) in Queensland were paid into a state-run fund.

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