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Minimum wage to rise to $15.25

The Government announced today the adult minimum wage will go up by 50 cents to $15.25 an hour on 1 April 2016.

The current adult minimum wage rate is $14.75 an hour.

The starting-out and training hourly minimum wages rates will increase from $11.80 to $12.20 per hour, remaining at 80 per cent of the adult minimum wage.

Read the Minister’s press release (external link)


Read the Cabinet Paper [PDF 178KB] (external link) for background on the minimum wage review.