Pay rise for politicians as penalty rates trimmed further in hospitality and retail

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ACTU says the personal income-tax cuts will not be enough to offset the drop in earnings for many workers

Australia’s federal politicians, senior public servants, and members of the judiciary will enjoy a 2% pay rise on Sunday, while hospitality and retail workers will see their penalty rates cut for the second year in a row.

Large taxation and wage changes will affect millions of people from 1 July, the start of the new financial year.

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