National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Act 2015

Duty of Commission

6. The Principal Act is amended by the insertion of the following section after section 10A:

“10B. The Commission in the performance of the functions assigned to itby section 10C shall make recommendations to the Minister regarding the national minimum hourly rate of pay that—

(a) is designed to assist as many low paid workers as is reasonably practicable,

(b) is set at a rate that is both fair and sustainable,

(c) where adjustment isappropriate, is adjusted incrementally, and

(d) over time, is progressively increased,

without creating significant adverse consequences for employment or competitiveness.”.