Why Aboriginal Australians are still having their wages 'stolen' 50 years after the Wave Hill Walk-off

Why Aboriginal Australians are still having their wages 'stolen' 50 years after the Wave Hill Walk-off

It's 2017 and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are again fighting against the systemic denial of fair pay for work. When people talk about stolen wages — the slavery-like system that saw Aboriginal people denied any or equal pay for hard work over decades — they typically speak of the past. But the pervasive and poisonous tentacles of systemic racism in Australia are very much of the present.

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