Pointless Petitions?

Petition EN2427 – Raise the National Minimum Wage to $20/hr.

This petition includes the following wordings:

The Fair Work Ombudsman specifies that as of 1 July 2020 the National Minimum Wage is $19.84 per hour.

We are petitioning for it to be raised to $20 per hour. This would be a difference of only $0.16 per hour.

We ask that this is put into effect within two years of its approval.

Under normal annual increases, the National Minimum Wage will exceed $20 per hour, before this petition requires it.

The July 2019 rate was $19.49 per hour, an increase of $0.35 per hour.

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That same increase would make the National Minimum Wage $20.19 per hour by July 2021, two years before this petition wants it to be $20.00.

This petition is shown at www.aph.gov.au/petition_list?id=EN2427

The Closing date for signatures: 24 March 2021.

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