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Historic indigenous stolen wages settlement

The Palaszczuk Government has reached a $190 million class action in a suit brought by indigenous Queenslanders and their descendants over stolen wages.

From the late 1800s until the late 1960s anyone who employed an indigenous person had to pay wages to the state which then managed it on behalf of the worker.

The case was brought by Cairns man Hans Pearson, who like many indigeous workers only ever saw a small fraction of their money or none at all.

Special counsel John Bottoms from Bottoms English Law ran the case and tells Mark the settlement is historic in every sense.

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