In the Annual Wage Review 2011-12 decision on 1 June 2012 the Minimum Wage Panel outlined:
' We intend to give consideration to the research program for the Annual Wage Review 2012-13 as soon as practicable. We invite interested parties to lodge research proposals by 31 July 2012. Sometime after 31 July the President will convene a public conference with the Panel to discuss the proposals. The research program will not necessarily be restricted to the parties' proposals.'