The Electoral Commissioner’s section 24(1) Determination provides remuneration increases to eligible staff covered by the Enterprise Agreement on 1 December 2021 and 1 December 2022.
Due to the Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government gave a clear direction that while many Australians were at the time, and many still are, facing significant economic hardship, it would not have been appropriate for those serving the public to receive wage increases.
Non-SES (and equivalent) general wage increases falling due between 14 April 2020 and 13 April 2021 were paused for six months. This included salary and allowance adjustments provided under Enterprise Agreements, section 24(1) Determinations and Individual Flexibility Agreements (IFAs).
All SES (and equivalent) remuneration increases remained paused until 25 June 2021.