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Coming to the Pilbara during March - Shine Lawyers will be holding Free drop-in info sessions on the WA Stolen Wages Settlement.

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.

Port Hedland

  • Saturday 2 March, 9am-1:30pm
  • Jimblebar Function Room, Wanangkura Stadium Hamilton Road, South Hedland

Yandeyarra Community

  • Sunday 3 March, 10am-1pm
  • Conference Room - Yandeyarra Dongas


  • Tuesday Mar 05, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Nullagine Gallop Hall, 39 Gallop Road, Nullagine


  • Wednesday Mar 06, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Martumili Arts Centre Newman Dr, Newman

Jigalong Community

  • Thursday Mar 07, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Jigalong Community Office, Jigalong Community

Parnngurr Community 

  • Friday Mar 08, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Parnngurr Community Hall, Parnngurr Community

Parnngurr Community

  • Saturday Mar 09,9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Parnngurr Community Hall, Parnngurr Community


  • Friday Mar 15,10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Red Earth Arts Precinct, 27 Welcome Rd Karratha


  • Saturday Mar 16,9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • TBC


  • Saturday Mar 16, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Wickham Community Hub, Carse St, Wickham

Tom Price

  • Tuesday, Mar 19, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Tom Price Community Centre, Central Road, Tom Price

Wakathuni Community

  • Tuesday Mar 19, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Wakathuni Community


  • Wednesday Mar 20, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Shire of Ashburton - Lesser Hall, Lot 809 Ashburton Court, Paraburdoo


  • Thursday Mar 21, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Shire of Ashburton - RM Forrest Hall, 29 Second Ave, Onslow

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