Worked as a freelance producer/researcher on this story on Indigenous stolen wages in Western Australia’s Kimberley region.
“Aboriginal pensioners in Australia are considering appealing to the United Nations to investigate whether Australia’s governments owe them compensation for ‘stealing’ their wages. Until the 1970s it was legal to withhold wages from Aboriginal people who were not seen as responsible enough to manage their own money. The wages were supposedly held in trust – but they have never been handed over. Andrew Thomas explains.”