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ALP to review stolen Indigenous wages issue

Extract from Australian Broadcasting Corporation - ABC Online, on 5 October 2004

The federal Labor Party says it will review how state and territory governments handle the issue of stolen Indigenous wages if it wins the election.

Queensland is repaying $54 million taken from Aboriginal workers but controversy surrounds the amount and method.

Labor's Indigenous affairs spokesman Kerry O'Brien says both those issues would be reviewed.

"There are a variety of views in the Indigenous community about the adequacy of the responses but we do know that there are difficulties with records which are available and in those circumstances we want to have this issue dealt with finally," he said.

Senator O'Brien says a Labor government would try to resolve the problem once and for all.

"I think the important thing is to get the material before us and to understand in some substantial way the problem that remains, if any does, and the potential means for dealing with that," he said.

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