The president of the Fair Work Commission, Justice Iain Ross, has announced the new national minimum wage will increase by 3.5% to $719.20 a week, or $18.93 per hour. It amounts to an increase of $24.30 a week. The increase is still well below the 7.2% that unions called for, but above the inflation rate of 1.9%

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