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Health budget tops $132bn as Treasury says new Covid wave likely to hit this winter

Josh Frydenberg stresses commitment to Medicare and trumpets funding for Trodelvy – a drug used to treat rare form of breast cancer

A new wave of Covid-19 is likely to hit Australia this winter, the government assumes in the budget, causing high rates of absenteeism and pressure on supply chains.

It forecasts the economic impact of outbreaks will continue to diminish but raises the possibility of a more bleak outlook if a more virulent variant emerges.

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