The Federal Government has lodged its submission to the Annual Wage Review of Fair Work Australia, reiterating its position that any wage increase to the National Minimum Wage and award wages in 2012 be in line with living costs and other economic changes.


The Government will make a further submission to FWA once the Budget has been delivered to provide the latest economic data and outline relevant Budget initiatives. 
Fair Work Australia is required to consider minimum wage cases with regard to the state of the economy (including employment growth, productivity and inflation) as well as the needs of the low paid.  The Government’s submission is available here.


The Government’s submission can be found here


The full list of submissions can be found here