Indigenous recognition in WA

Yesterday, Western Australia became the last mainland state to recognise Indigenous people as the state’s first inhabitants and traditional custodians, with a unanimously passed bill in the WA Legislative Council. Listen to Fran Kelly’s report on this important, if symoblic, milestone on ABC RN Breakfast.

For more on the state of Indigenous affairs in Western Australia, you can read ‘Finger money: the black and white of stolen wages’, a multi-faceted examination of the state’s shocking history of Indigenous stolen wages, by STEVE KINNANE, JUDY HARRISON and ISABELLE REINECKE.