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Australian News in Punjabi : Mixed reactions after Treasurer Josh Frydenberg delivers his third Budget

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has defended the decision to make migrants wait four years before they can access government payments. Source: AAP

Mixed reactions after Treasurer Josh Frydenberg delivers his third Budget, Poor use of Q-R codes affects Victorians contact tracers' abilities to find people potentially exposed to COVID-19, and in sports, India’s five time world champion Vishwanathan Anand to raise funds for Coronavirus by playing online Chess.

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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 being able to access most welfare payments.

The federal opposition is questioning whether Australians will see enough return for the debt forecast in last night's budget.

Victorian health authorities say poor use of Q-R codes has affected their ability to contact trace people who attended the same restaurant as the state's latest COVID-19 case.

India is reporting record rise in deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, pushing its total fatalities past 250,000.

Hostilities in the Middle East have escalated overnight, with 35 Palestinians killed in Gaza and five in Israel in the most intensive aerial exchanges for years.

The Victorian government will spend $70 million to establish publicly funded assisted reproductive services.

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