Australia to Increase Federal Minimum Wage July 1

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By Molly Ward

The hourly federal minimum wage in Australia is to increase to A$17.70 ($12.83) from A$17.29 ($12.53) on July 1, the Fair Work Commission said May 31.

The weekly minimum wage is to increase to A$672.70 ($487.51) from A$656.90 ($476.06).

The 2.4 percent increase will only apply to employees who are not covered by workplace agreements (modern awards) and collective bargaining agreements (enterprise agreements).

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For More Information

The news release can be found at

The annual wage review decision can be found at

More information on payroll issues in Australia can be found in the Australia country primer.