The minimum wages are reviewed every year by the Fair Work Commission's (or FWC) Expert Panel. Once the review is concluded, a national minimum wage order is made effective, for the first full pay period on or after July 1 each year.
Beginning July 1, 2017 the current national minimum wage for Australia is AUD18.29 per hour or AUD694.90 for a 38-hour work week, gross of taxes. If you are covered by the national minimum wage and are a casual employee, you may be entitled to at least 25% casual loading.
Fair Work Ombudsman (2017). Minimum Wages. [online] Fairwork.gov.au. https://www.fairwork.gov.au/pay/minimum-wages. [Accessed 17 Jul. 2017].
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