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@ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...11yrs

@4ZMQR6Sfrom New South Wales  answered…2yrs

@95S5PJY answered…2mos

@92ZFQJB answered…7mos

no, it should be reviewed bi-annually to re-assess its ability to meet living standards. CPI inceases doesn't equate for cyclical issues and would ensure inflation and potential increased unemployment

@92ZBH5WOne Nation answered…7mos

Minimum wage does need to be increased for adults. Teen-agers should be paid at a lower rate as they gain experience.

@92YJFZ4 answered…7mos

No but introduce a universal basic income that everyone gets regardless of employment status that is enough to live off then working on top of that can be for non essential items

@92WKVQK answered…7mos

Either raise minimum wage or decrease inflation and cost of living. One or the other

@92W89SY answered…7mos

They should follow the independent body’s recommendations (not the other way around).

@92VQG6G answered…7mos

ALL WAGES SHOULD GET A PAY RISE if you do it not just minimum wage

@92VKWTV answered…7mos

@92VGZ6B answered…7mos

No, as we already have the highest minimum wage, and we should be focussing on many other much important issues.

@92JZ2MP answered…7mos

Wages need to increase to match the cost of living. Inflation in this country is ridiculous.

@92GK5YQ answered…7mos

It should continue to be independently set by Fair Work Australia

@925FL77Labor answered…8mos

Yes, but generally raising the minimum wage doesn't do as much as people think it does. Abolish wages!

@924QJLNLiberal answered…8mos

Yes, but only by up to 1% from the day the prime minister becomes elected and only increase if needed

@8ZLS3XWLabor answered…9mos

Raise wages that require qualification. Like aged care, childcare, trades.

@8ZJJN3HIndependent answered…9mos

Yes in form of study subsidy as most minimum wage jobs are meant to develop experience, can't support a family.

@8TSMMHPLiberal Democrat answered…1yr

No, *private* unions and individuals themselves should negotiate for wages

@8TK8FQQ answered…1yr

Yes, for the duration of the COVID pandemic and immediate aftermath

@8QZT626 answered…2yrs

Abolish the minimum wage, and introduce a universal basic income instead, which increases with inflation

@8NHBJQFLiberal answered…2yrs

Wages should be based on experience. Abolish the standard wages for more employment. Business owners and wage earners agree on a rate

@8MDG9SVOne Nation answered…2yrs

No, but raise the trade wage for automotive and hairdressers to match other trades

@8KMKT6D answered…2yrs

No...and increase disability and aged pensions so that they can afford the cost of basic living.
I work 24/7 365 days a year without even one day off caring for a severely disabled veteran with over 30 diagnosed medical conditions. I am out of bed at 6.30am every day and work to midnight and then I am up every 1-2 hours all through the night making sure my husband is still breathing and not having seizures . .. and I am paid only around $214 per week. It's criminal in every other field of employment but somehow acceptable by our politicians here in this country to do it to carers!!!!

@kristoDemocratic Labour answered…2yrs

The minimum wage is less important than the award wage rates, but these should be expanded to cover every industry / job, not just selected ones, and the entirety should allow for Universal Basic Income (ie. living needs, adjusted according to the location and age).

@ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...9yrs

Regardless, minimum wage standards should be adjusted by age group

@ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...9yrs

@ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...9yrs

No, most minimum wage jobs are meant to develop experience, not support a family

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