Annual Wage Review Increase: What it means for your business

On June 2, 2023 Fair Work Commission handed down its decision for the Annual Wage Review 2022-23 (‘AWR’). The panel awarded 5.75% increase to all modern award wage rates and 5.75% national minimum wage increase. The increases commence from the first pay period after July 1, 2023.

Join Business Chamber Queensland’s webinar ‘Annual Wage Review Increase: What it means for your business’ to understand what the increase means for business operators and how you can implement this in your workplace.

The webinar will also cover:

  • Annual wage review and how does it impact your business,
  • practical application of the increase for Awards and Enterprise Agreements,
  • what does this mean for over-Award payments,
  • what does the first full pay period on or after 1 July mean to you, and
  • July 1 increase to the Superannuation contribution percentage

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Webinar speakers:

Joanna Minchinton 

General Manager Workplace Relations, People & Culture, Business Chamber Queensland

In her role with Business Chamber Queensland, Joanna provides employers with practical, real-world advice and assistance on a wide range of matters including Award and legislation interpretations, right through to providing formal representation in jurisdictions such as the Fair Work Commission, the QIRC, and the Queensland Human Rights Commission.
Joanna is also an experienced trainer having delivered educational programs on a range of employment relations topics for members and external organisations including sessions delivered in Istanbul and Beijing.

Joanna is a regular guest lecturer to third year business students at Griffith University.


Ezra Pyers

Senior Workplace Relations Consultant, Business Chamber Queensland

Ezra has significant experience representing employers before the Fair Work Commission and Queensland Human Rights Commission, successfully managing disputes start-to-finish. He also has experience managing claims before the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission, Fair Work Ombudsman and advocating member interests to Queensland state parliament. Ezra has spoken on several panels and conducted training across the nation, sharing lived-in industry experiences and practical solutions.

Prior to joining Business Chamber Queensland, Ezra was the Employment Relations Manager with the Queensland Trucking Association, the peak employer association for the Queensland road transport sector. In this role, he also supported Queensland businesses in the bus and waste sectors, advocating for members at both state and national levels.

Acknowledgement of Country

Business Chamber Queensland respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and custodians of the lands from across Queensland and the Torres Strait. We acknowledge the Jagera and Turrbal people as the Traditional Custodians of Meanjin (Brisbane), the lands where our office is located and the place we meet, work and learn. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.