Applications open for stolen wages

THE Palaszczuk Government's $21 million stolen wages reparations scheme is now open to receiving applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders whose wages or savings were stolen by previous governments.

The Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships has proactively identified and written to more than 440 people eligible for top-up payments additional to their previously successful claims to request that they supply their bank account details.

Many have already received payments.

Applications should be submitted by December 16, 2016.

Member for Bundaberg, Leanne Donaldson, says it is important to right this historical wrong and demonstrate the Palaszczuk Government's commitment to delivering its election commitments.

"In response to community feedback, elderly and seriously ill claimants will be prioritised to ensure their applications are processed swiftly," Ms Donaldson said.

For more information about the scheme Free Call 1800 619 505 or visit http://www.qld.gov.au/reparations.



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