Changes to minimum wage and benefits
Updated at 9:07 am on 2 April 2014
The minimum wage, benefit and superannuation payments all increase on Tuesday. The Government says benefits will rise by 1.38 percent, in line with inflation.
Superannuation will rise by $14.60 a week for couples and by $9.50 a week for those living alone, to keep the payment at 66% of the average wage.
At the same time, ACC levies for employers and workers will drop.
The Government says that will save average households about $200 a year, small businesses about $180 a year and larger employers about $6000.
The student loan repayment scheme is also being toughened, particularly for borrowers living overseas.
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