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Tuesday, 1 May 1973
Page: 1537


Mr Lynch asked the Minister for Labour, upon notice:

(1)   What percentage of the increase In average weekly earnings has been due to (a) national wage decisions, (b) other award increases, (c) increases in overtime and (d) over-award and other increases in each year from and including 1966.

(2)   What was the (a) percentage and (b) actual increase in average weekly earnings in each of those years.


Mr Clyde Cameron (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - I am advised that the answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   There are no official published estimates of the contribution to increases in average weekly earnings made by national wage decisions, other award increases, increases in overtime and over-award and other increase;:. 1 would however refer the honourable member to my reply to Parliamentary Question No. 269.

(2)   The table below shows the annual increases in average weekly earnings per employed male unit for the period 1966 to 1972.

 







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