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The Fair Work Commission (FWC) is responsible for reviewing and setting minimum wages for employees in the national workplace relations system.Each financial year the FWC's Expert Panel conducts an annual wage review and issues a decision and national minimum wage order for employees not covered by an award or agreement.
This is ACOSS's submission to the 2018–19 minimum wage review. ACOSS is the peak body of the community services and welfare sector and a national voice for the needs of people affected by poverty and inequality.
The submission's recommendations include: