In its July 2008 general Wage-Setting Decision, the Australian Fair Pay Commission (AFPC) increased the standard Federal Minimum Wage (FMW) and all Australian Pay and Classification Scales (Pay Scales) by $21.66 per week. The standard FMW increased from $13.74 to $14.31 per hour.
The general Wage-Setting Decision 2008 had two main elements:
The decision took effect from the first pay period on or after 1 October 2008.
These increases flowed on to junior employees, employees to whom training arrangements apply, employees with a disability, casual employees and employees receiving basic piece rates of pay.