Christmas island asylum seekers
Christmas Island detention centre (Image: AAP/ Lukas Coch)

Deadly record

Today Victoria has confirmed 725 new coronavirus cases and 15 deaths -- including the death of a man in his 30s -- marking a new record for the state. Twelve deaths are linked to aged care clusters. The previous highest daily totals were last week with 723 new cases and 15 deaths.

Leaked emails show operators of Melbourne's hotel quarantine program had no idea who was in charge, with the Department of Jobs still struggling with logistics two months into the program.

Victoria is also facing $60 billion in debt by next year, with hundreds of thousands of workers stood down following the stage four lockdown restrictions.