The government has announced an increase to the minimum wage that will kick in from April 1. The adult minimum wage will rise by $0.45 an hour, taking it up to $23.15 an hour. This will mean additional costs for many businesses.

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Brooke van Velden said that “a cautious approach to the minimum wage is required this year” giving “our lowest paid workers more money in their pockets, without hindering job growth or imposing unreasonable costs on businesses”.

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