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dc.contributor.authorde Plevitz, Loretta
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-08T05:17:57Z
dc.date.available2020-01-08T05:17:57Z
dc.date.issued1999
dc.identifier.issn14456230
dc.identifier.doi10.5204/qutlr.v14i0.458
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/122466
dc.description.abstractThis paper focuses on a particular issue in relation to what is known as the Wik debate. It argues that for over 70 years Queensland pastoral leaseholders financially benefited from a government-initiated system of wages under which the labour of Aboriginal pastoral workers was priced at about a quarter the cost of white labour. The system, begun by an AWU-supported Labor Party Government to protect white wages in the pastoral industry, was maintained and cynically exploited by successive Queensland Governments, firstly to off-set the costs incurred from the policy of rounding up Aboriginal people and placing them on reserves; and secondly, to provide a fund of money that could be drawn on to support general governmental expenditure. By supplying pastoralists with cheap Aboriginal labour, Queensland Governments gave pastoral leaseholders the financial viability to retain and develop pastoral leases which otherwise they may have had to surrender back to the Crown.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherQueensland University of Technology, Faculty of Law
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom143
dc.relation.ispartofpageto158
dc.relation.ispartofjournalQUT Law Review
dc.relation.ispartofvolume14
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.titleWhat Price Pastoral Leases? The Exploitation of Queensland Aboriginal labour by Pastoralists and Government 1897-1968
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorde Plevitz, Loretta RA.


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