Minimum Wage Estimates and Adjustments in Australia Since 1983

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Andrew Cowie

Curtin University

Therese Jefferson

Curtin University - Graduate School of Business

Date Written: Nov 1, 2010

Abstract

This document provides estimates of national minimum wage rates for Australia since 1983. Providing estimates is not always a straight forward matter. We have provided a brief account of each wage decision providing: an estimated weekly minimum wage; an estimated hourly minimum wage based on the relevant standard working week; the relevant dollar increase; and the relevant percentage increase. We have also provided a summary of relevant events and submission from each decision in an endeavour to provide some of the social and political context for each decision.

Suggested Citation

Cowie, Andrew and Jefferson, Therese, Minimum Wage Estimates and Adjustments in Australia Since 1983 (Nov 1, 2010). CRAE Research Paper No. 201014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2379278 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2379278

Andrew Cowie

Curtin University ( email )

Kent Street
Bentley
Perth, WA WA 6102
Australia

Therese Jefferson (Contact Author)

Curtin University - Graduate School of Business ( email )

Bentley WA 6102
Australia
+61 8 9266 3724 (Phone)
+61 8 9266 3368 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.cbs.curtin.edu.au/business/teaching-areas/graduate-school-of-business

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