On 3 May 2013, the Fair Work Commission handed down its annual minimum wage decision and ruled that the minimum wage is to increase by 2.6%.
The weekly minimum wage will rise by $15.80 to $622.20 per week and the minimum hourly rate will increase to $16.37. The weekly and hourly amounts are based on a full time employee working 38 hours per week.
The minimum wage decision is to take effect from 1 July 2013.
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