The Fair Work Commission handed down its decision to lift the minimum wages for both the national minimum wage and all modern award minimum wages.
The increase is 2.4%, with weekly wages rounded to the nearest 10 cents.
The national minimum wage increases to $672.70 per week or $17.70 per hour.
At the time of writing, the text of these awards have not yet been updated.
The minimum wage for a F&B attendant grade 1 increases from $675.90 per week or $17.79 per hour to $692.10 per week or $18.21 per hour. That’s an increase of $16.20 per week or 42 cents per hour.
You can read the full decision in the Annual Wage Review 2015-16.
The FWC considered the economic environment, noting that all measures of inflation and wages growth are at historically low levels and that the general economic climate is robust.
The FWC said it considers the increase will not have a measureable impact on employment.
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The determinations come into effect on 1 July 2016 – or, technically, at the start of the first full pay period that starts on or after 1 July 2016.