Australia’s minimum wage to increase from 1 July

Get ready for a pay rise, because Australia’s minimum wage will increase by 3.3 per cent from 1 July 2017.

The Fair Work Commission – the Federal Government’s workplace relations tribunal – made the announcement after it’s annual wage review.

From 1 July 2017, the national minimum wage will increase to $694.90 per week, or $18.29 per hour. The decision also affects base rates of pay in modern awards.


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The Fair Work Ombudsman, Natalie James, says her agency will soon be releasing updated versions of its educational material, including its Pay and Conditions Tool (PACT). She also encouraged employers to create a free My Account with the Fair Work Ombudsman to stay up-to-date with future workplace relations changes, and to receive information specific to their business.

Information on minimum wages can be found at www.fairwork.gov.au or by contacting the Fair Work Infoline on 13 13 94. A free interpreter service is available on 13 14 50.

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