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Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg insists the government is supporting new migrants, despite its decision to force them to wait longer before they can access most social benefits.
The Federal Opposition wonders if Australians will see a sufficient return on the debt forecast in last night’s budget.
Victorian health officials say the misuse of QR codes has affected their ability to contact people who frequented the same restaurant as the state’s latest COVID-19 case.
India is reporting a record rise in deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to over 250,000.
Hostilities in the Middle East escalated overnight, with 35 Palestinians killed in Gaza and five in Israel in the most intensive air exchanges in years.
The Victorian government will spend $70 million to establish publicly funded assisted reproduction services.
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