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Tuesday, 30 March 1971

Senator KEEFFE asked, the Minister representing the Minister for Labour and National Service, upon notice:

(1)   ls it a fact that some Aboriginal stockmen employed at Wave Hill station are working in excess of 84 hours over a 7 day. working week, and that they are frequently required to commence their day's work at 2 a.m. or 3 a.m.

(2)   Is it also a fact that segregation is ,/gal being practised, that white stockmen and Aboriginal stockmen are now compelled to eat at different tables, and the latter are being supplied with food below the required standard.

(3)   What are the details of the actual wage rates being paid to Aboriginal stockmen at Wave Hill.

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