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The deadline to register for the WA Stolen Wages Settlement is SOON.  Shine Lawyers are holding the final Free drop-in info sessions in the Pilbara and Ngaanyatjarra Shire.

These sessions are a chance to speak to lawyers running the class action and ask questions about registering for the settlement.

Aboriginal Australians who worked in WA ( between 1936 and 1972) for little or no wages may be entitled to compensation.

Here is a list of the current locations and dates for info sessions in the Pilbara region.


  • Tuesday June 04, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Newman Rec Centre, cnr Gregory Avenue and Fortescue Ave, Newman

Jigalong Community

  • Wednesday June 05, 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Jigalong Community Office, Jigalong Community

Parnngurr Community 

  • Thursday June 06, 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Parnngurr Community Hall, Parnngurr Community

Here is a list of the current locations and dates for info session in the Ngaanyatjarra Shire:


  • Tuesday June 11, 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM (AWST) AND 1:00pm - 5:00PM (ACST)
  • Warakurna Community


  • Wednesday June 12, 9:00AM - 11:00AM (AWST) AND 10:30AM - 12:30PM (ACST)
  • Warnarn Community

Milyirrtjarra / Warburton

  • Wednesday June 12, 2:00PM - 5:00PM (AWST) AND 3:30PM - 6:30PM (ACST)
  • Milyirrtjarra / Warburton Community

Mantamaru / Jameson

  • Thursday June 13, 10:00AM - 2:00PM (AWST) AND 11:30AM - 3:30PM (ACST)
  • Mantamaru / Jameson Community

Papulankutja / Blackstone

  • Friday June 14, 12:00PM - 4:00PM (AWST) AND 1:30PM - 5:30PM (ACST)
  • Papulankutja / Blackstone Community

Irrunytju / Wingellina

  • Saturday June 15, 9:00AM - 12:00PM (AWST) AND 10:30AM - 1:30PM (ACST)
  • Community Hall

If you think you, or a qualifying family member is entitled to compensation - registration must be completed by 30 June 2024 with Shine Lawyers.

About the Settlement

In November 2023 the WAGovernment agreed to settle the case brought by Mr Mervyn Street against the WA Government on behalf of all First Nations people who weren’t paid all their wages or money between 1936 and 1972.
Note the settlement isstill subject to approval from the Federal Court. The WA Government also issueda public apology and acknowledgement in the Western Australian Parliament to the surviving and deceased workers on 28 November 2023.

How to know if you are eligible

Aboriginal people whose wages were withheld by the WA Government Or worked for little or no money, from 1936 to 1972 may be eligible under the settlement. If an eligible worker has passed away, that worker’s spouse or children may be able to receive payment instead.

How to find out more

If you want to find out more about the case, the settlement, or ask for a registration form you can:

• Call Shine Lawyers on 1800 976 150
• Email Shine Lawyers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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•Go to an information meeting at a town near you or request Shine visit your town or community