How do you calculate the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is an essential tool for many of Australia’s most vulnerable workers.
If it’s not paid the right amount, or a fair share, it will hurt everyone.
Here’s how it works The federal minimum wage applies to all employers who employ Australians and, like any employer, it’s affected by changes to federal and state tax laws.
The main changes since the Rudd Government’s Labor governments were elected in 2010 were: The new $11.50/hour rate applied to all employees (up from $9.70/hour) and to businesses with more than 15 employees (from $8.50 to $9)