BREAKING NEWS: Minimum wage rise approved

Australia’s lowest paid workers are about to get a boost in their pay packets.

The Fair Work Commission has raised the minimum wage by 2.4 per cent, or $15.80 per week.


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The rise, which will come into play from July 1, will see the minimum wage come in at just under $673/week or $17.70/hr.

It is about half of the $30 per week that unions were pushing for, but well above the $7.90-$10.50 that business groups lobbied for.