Most workers are covered by an award,
which may vary by employee age, geographical location and industry. For
adults not covered by an award or agreement, the minimum wage is $16.37 per hour, $622.20 per week; set federally by Fair Work Australia. Junior workers, apprentices and trainees not covered by an award each have a minimum wage level set nationally. These amounts are in Australian dollars. In US dollars that comes out to $15.21 at current exchange rates, which is still twice the US federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. On top of that Australia has free health insurance.