Supplementary Order Paper No 193

No 193

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Minimum Wage (Starting-out Wage) Amendment Bill


Proposed amendment

Darien Fenton, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 4:

In clause 4, after new section 4 (after line 21 on page 2), insert new section 4AA:

4AA Transition to minimum $15 per hour minimum wage
  • (1) Any Order in Council made under section 4 must prescribe a minimum rate of wages of not less than $15 per hour.

    (2) Any Order in Council made under section 4 must—

    • (a) be made by no later than 31 March 2013; and

    • (b) come into force on 1 April 2013.

    (3) The minimum rate of wages prescribed by the Order in Council made in accordance with subsection (1) applies despite anything to the contrary in any enactment, rule of law, award, collective agreement, determination, or contract of service.


Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the Minimum Wage (Starting-out Wage) Amendment Bill to require that an Order in Council be made prescribing a minimum rate of wages of not less than $15 per hour to be payable on and after 1 April 2013.