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Minimum wage rises to $17.70

Today the adult minimum wage becomes $17.70 per hour, up $1.20 from $16.50. This adds up to $708 for a 40-hour week.

The starting-out and training hourly minimum wages rates increase from $13.20 to $14.16 per hour – remaining at 80 per cent of the adult minimum wage.

The Government also set indicative rates of $18.90 from 1 April 2020 and to $20 from 1 April 2021. These rates will be subject to each year’s annual review.

Current minimum wage rates