Pay increase for lowest-earning Australians will stop wages slipping backwards

Sarah Lansdown
Lucinda Garbutt-Young
Updated June 3 2024 - 1:24pm, first published June 2 2024 - 10:30pm

Australia's minimum wage will increase by 3.75 per cent from the start of next financial year, the Fair Work Commission has announced.

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Sarah Lansdown

Sarah Lansdown

Canberra Times education reporter

Sarah covers all stages of education in the capital, from early childhood to higher education. Previously she was a general news reporter at The Advocate in North West Tasmania. She was named Best New Journalist at the 2019 Tasmanian Media Awards for a series on paramedic shortages. Email:

Lucinda Garbutt-Young

Lucinda Garbutt-Young is a producer at The Canberra Times. She was previously a reporter at the Newcastle Herald, where she covered breaking news, court and other general news. Do you have a story? Email Lucinda at