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A$25-an-hour waiters threaten growth in Australia, but reform carries political risks

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The issue of restrictions to business is coming to the fore in an Australian economy experiencing its weakest run of growth since 1991 and with unemployment matching an almost 13-year high.

Canberra

AWARD-WINNING chef Ben Willis would have no trouble filling his Canberra restaurant on Sundays. It's been voted the best in the Australian capital three years running.

But faced with a A$25.94 (S$26.94)-an-hour wage bill even for trainee waiters under Australia's complex

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