Reconciliation and Conciliation: The Irreconciable Dilemma of the 1965 'Equal' Wage Case for Aboriginal Station Workers

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dc.contributor.author Anthony, Thalia en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T11:05:51Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-02T11:05:51Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier 2009003502 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Anthony Thalia 2007, 'Reconciliation and Conciliation: The Irreconciable Dilemma of the 1965 'Equal' Wage Case for Aboriginal Station Workers', Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, vol. 93, no. 11, pp. 15-34. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0023-6942 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/16060
dc.description.abstract The Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Commission in 1965 presided over a landmark case concerning the inclusion of Indigenous workers in the Cattle Industry (Northern Territory) Award 1951. The success of the Australian beef industry during the previous hundred years, especially in the Northern Territory, depended almost entirely upon the work of Indigenous cattle workers but they had rarely been paid. The Commission decided to include Indigenous people under the Award, but its characterisation as an Equal Wage Case is a misnomer. The arguments in the proceedings fuelled a decision that compromised the principle behind Award wages. First, the Commission relied on arguments regarding the lower work value of Indigenous workers to allow individuals to be categorised as `slow workers? on below-Award wages. Second, the Commission referred to evidence on the Commonwealth?s assimilation policy to advocate the removal of workers from `tribal? camps on stations. The transcripts reveal racial biases of the Commission that undermined the granting of Award wages. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Australian Society for the Study of Labour History en_US
dc.title Reconciliation and Conciliation: The Irreconciable Dilemma of the 1965 'Equal' Wage Case for Aboriginal Station Workers en_US
dc.parent Labour History en_US
dc.journal.volume 93 en_US
dc.journal.number 11 en_US
dc.publocation Canberra en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 15 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 34 en_US
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