OPINION: 5.1 per cent minimum wage increase is appropriate

Updated June 27 2022 - 7:13am, first published June 25 2022 - 9:30pm
Anthony Albanese has welcomed the 5.2 increase in the minimum wage. Picture: Keegan Carroll

The Fair Work Commission's decision to increase the minimum wage by 5.2 per cent from July 1 could not have come at a better time for millions of workers now guaranteed $812.60 a week, or $21.38 an hour.