Josh Frydenberg defends wages policy despite workers facing real pay cut

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Treasurer says Coalition has ‘stayed true to our consistent position’ despite aged care royal commission call to increase wages in sector

Josh Frydenberg has conceded inflation will outstrip wage growth this year – meaning workers face a real pay cut – but defended the government’s decision not to do more to boost wages.

The treasurer told ABC’s Insiders on Sunday the Coalition had “stayed true to our consistent position” when it “noted” – but did not accept – the aged care royal commission’s call to increase workers’ wages in the sector.

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