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Employees in Australia are protected by similar rights in the workplace as in the UK. No employee should be subject to unfair treatment or poor working conditions and there are government channels to go through should you need to lodge a complaint.
The Fair Work Ombudsman is a government service designed to explain all the basic rights an employee is entitled to as well as the conditions an employer needs to provide.
While the benefits and entitlements can vary from job to job, the National Employment Standards (NES) includes 10 basic entitlements for all permanent employees:
Like the UK, Australia has a minimum wage policy to ensure workers cannot be exploited and to prevent undercutting.
The current national minimum wage is AU$15.96 per hour (£10.36) or AU$606.40 per week (£393.69). However, this rate can differ depending on the employee's wage and status:
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