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Table 6 Assumptions applied to determine the indicative low (minimum) disposable household income of the reference household

From: Healthy diets ASAP – Australian Standardised Affordability and Pricing methods protocol

The reference household consists of an adult male, an adult female, a 14 year old boy and an 8 year old girl
• The adult male works on a permanent basis at the national minimum wage ($17.29 per hour)for 38 h a week
• The adult female works on a part-time basis at the national minimum wage ($17.29 per hour)for 6 h a week
• Both children attend school and are fully immunised
• None of the family are disabled
• The family has some emergency savings that earn negligible interest