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From July 1st – Minimum Wage Rates Increase

Fair Work Australia have made a decision to increase minimum and award wages by 3% and this increase is effective from the first full pay period after 1 July 2014.

The Federal weekly minimum full time wage will increase to $640.90 ($16.87 per hour).

This rate applies to all employees who aren’t covered by an award or agreement.

  • For award based employees – the increase may be absorbed in the pay rate where it is in excess of the award rate and there is specific contractual agreement between an employer and employee to do so.
  • For non award employees – the obligation is for employers to ensure that an employee is being paid more than the minimum wage rate for all their hours of work.

FWA has updated their pay tools to reflect the Minimum Wage Changes

Employers should check the Fair Work Australia website ( for pay rate revisions to modern awards and ensure the appropriate increase is passed on in the first pay period after 1 July 2014.

See this page for updated Pay information.

If you would like to know more about minimum wages go here.

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