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Australian Aboriginal workers take action on wages

australian aboriginal workers take action on wages

This week, the newly created First Nations Workers’ Alliance, has come out forcefully to condemn the Community Development Program (CDP), a so called job creation program, as structurally racist and as another tool keeping Aboriginal people in poverty. A separate enquiry also found that the CDP was inherently flawed and routinely financially punished the people that it was supposed to help. Aboriginal people have not only suffered dispossession and mass murder since colonisation, but have been systematically used as virtual slave labour.


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