Reconciliation payments for Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people
The Queensland Government’s Stolen Wages Reparations Scheme is well underway, with $6 million in reparations payments made to more than 3000 eligible Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people from Queensland who had their wages controlled by previous state governments.
Reparations payments are being made as part of a reconciliation effort to acknowledge the past injustices experienced by Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people whose wages and savings were controlled under the ‘Protection Acts’. Indigenous Queenslanders who believe their wages were controlled under the Acts are urged to come forward, to determine if they are eligible for a reparations payment.
Applications close 16 December 2016. To make a claim call 1800 619 505 or visit the reparations website.