From More Human by Steve Hilton. Please note the dates.
“Britain owes the roots of its minimum wage to Sir Winston Churchill, a champion of free markets, who backed the country’s first minimum-wage legislation in 1909. Arguing for it in Parliament, Churchill put it as well as anyone: ‘It is a serious national evil that any class of His Majesty’s subjects should receive less than a living wage in return for their utmost exertions.'”
Australia enacted the first living wage in 1896.