THE HIP POCKET EFFECT
$121 annual increase for the average household, up 7%. WATER
$15 increase on the two-monthly bill for the average household, up 5.5%. WAGES
Extra $18 a week for minimum wage workers. The State minimum wage is set to increase from $708.90 to $726.90, with award rates also up by $18. About one-third of WA employees are covered by the State system, with the national minimum wage increased to $719.20. DRIVERS
$20 increase for vehicle licence recording fee charges, $1.10 decrease in registration recording fee for two licensed drivers, $1.55 increase for driver’s licences and $9 increase for motor injury insurance. PUBLIC TRANSPORT
$21 annual increase for the average household, with an increase to some fares 2 zones and longer. Student fares remain at 70c and SmartRider discount of 20% for autoload and 10% for other re-loads will be maintained.