Release type: Media Release


Annual Wage Decision


Senator the Hon Eric Abetz
Leader of the Government in the Senate
Minister for Employment
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service
Senator for Tasmania

The Government recognises the Annual Wage Decision handed down by the independent arbiter, the Fair Work Commission.

The Government is focused on building a stronger and more prosperous economy to provide stronger employment growth. The Government notes the Commission’s finding that employment growth is expected to be stronger in 2014-15.

The implementation of this decision on 1 July will coincide with changes to the Modern Awards system with the conclusion of transitional arrangements.

Employees and their employers can contact the Fair Work Ombudsman for more information about what the decision means to them by visiting

Small business employers are encouraged to contact the Small Business Line on 13 13 94.