The Government has today confirmed that the adult minimum wage will increase from $17.70 to $18.90 on 1 April 2020.
Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway said the announcement reconfirms the rates signalled in 2018 and the Government’s plan for a $20 minimum wage in 2021.
“We’re implementing a balanced approach to the minimum wage increases and have provided certainty to businesses who told us they wanted to know how much the minimum wage will increase and when the changes were going to happen,” said Lees-Galloway.
“Last year, we signalled minimum wages of $18.90 for 2020 and $20 in 2021. By re-confirming these rates we offer certainty the businesses need for planning and forecasting.”
The starting out and training wages will also see a boost, with a rise to $15.12 per hour from 1 April 2020, remaining at 80 per cent of the adult minimum wage.
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