Government are going to raise the minimum wage by $1.20

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The Government has announced it will raise the minimum wage by $1.20 from April 1 next year - the biggest boost in its history.  

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway said on Wednesday the minimum wage will be increased to $17.70 an hour from the current $16.50.

The minimum wage increased by 75 cents to $16.50 an hour earlier this year, which was originally announced in December 2017.

Mr Lees-Galloway said the latest move is part of the coalition Government's goal of having a minimum wage of $20 per hour by 2021.

-Newshub.