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The Fair Work Commission has announced a 3.5% increase to minimum wages. The increase applies from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2018.

The new national minimum wage will be $719.20 per week or $18.93 per hour.

The 3.5% increase applies to employees that get their pay rates from:

  • the national minimum wage
  • a modern award.

The national minimum wage applies to employees who aren’t covered by an award or agreement.

MLSA members whose employees are covered by the Gardening and Landscaping Services Award 2010 are affected by this wage increase.

The increase doesn’t affect employees who already get paid more than the new minimum wage.

The Fair Work Commission will issue draft determinations and orders about how this decision affects modern awards. It will then update the pay rates in each award.

It usually takes the FWC a few weeks to do this. Once they make these changes, the Fair Work Ombudsman will update their pay tools with the new rates.

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