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Full response from a spokesperson for Chris Bowen

In relation to this FactCheck on wage growth, a spokesperson for Chris Bowen told The Conversation:

The source is the Australian Bureau of Statistics Wage Price Index release for June 2016.

The data is from Table 1, Total Hourly Rates of Pay Excluding Bonuses: Sector, Original, Seasonally Adjusted and Trend, and the “Percentage Change from Corresponding Quarter of Previous Year; Australia; Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses; Private and Public; All Industries”, Seasonally adjusted data.

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