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In pictures: Aborigines in the outback
Work and training

Michael "Mookie" Troutman, 20, concentrates as he solders a design at the Euraba Paper Company in Boggabilla, a business partly funded by the government.

"This was the only opportunity around," says Mookie. "It's all right. It gives me something to do all day."

Those who don't work receive welfare. But with no facilities such as libraries or recreation areas, there's little to do while waiting for the dole.

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