Minimum wage increase on the way

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A minimum wage increase is increasing by $1.20 per hour on April 1st.

The new rate is a 6% increase and brings the minimum wage to $21.20 per hour.

The starting-out and training minimum wage will also increase from $16 to $16.96 per hour.

Workplace Relations Minister Michael Wood said the new move it would directly benefit about 300,000 workers, and help many households most impacted by Covid-19.

“For someone working a 40-hour week on the minimum wage, this increase will see them earning an extra $48 a week, and almost $2500 more each year,” she said.

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