Victoria achieves Covid 'elimination' as Qantas flight details reveal stranded Australians won't be home for Christmas – live news

Federal government to miss target of getting passengers on 10 flights home by 25 December as Victoria meets official definition for virus elimination. Follow live updates

11.15pm GMT

Three returned travellers quarantining at the Howard Springs camp outside of Darwin have tested positive for Covid-19.

The new cases are a four-year-old girl, a 39-year-old woman, and a 58-year-old man who arrived on a repatriation flight from New Delhi.

11.11pm GMT

Attorney general Christian Porter has announced the appointment of Grant Donaldson as Australia’s fourth Independent National Security Legislation Monitor.

Donaldson has been acting INSLM since July.

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