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The call for a substantial increase to the minimum wage

With Labor & the unions calling for a ‘living wage’, PM Scott Morrison has warned the Labor’s strategy will lead to job losses.

Stephen Smith, head of National Workplace Relations Policy at the Australian Industry Group joins Michael to discuss Labor’s call for a substantial increase to the minimum wage.

The Australian Industry Group has called for just a 2% raise to the minimum wage,

adding just under $15 a week to the $720 or so rate, in its submission to the Fair

Work Commission, arguing “now is not the time for risky movements in minimum

wages”.

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