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Sydney to keep 10-visitor rule but from 24-26 December children under 12 not counted; lockdown continues in half of northern beaches, but small Christmas gatherings allowed. Follow all the latest news and updates, live

Claremont killer Bradley Robert Edwards has been sentenced to life imprisonment with a non-parole period of 40 years.

Edwards showed no emotion in the Supreme Court of WA on Wednesday after receiving his sentence, which was greeted with applause in the public gallery including family members of his victims.

The ACT’s border restrictions on those arriving from NSW will remain until after Christmas, with health authorities indicating they may not be relaxed until next year.

Acting ACT Health Minister Chris Steel told the ABC he understood the challenges people were facing, but that the risk was just too great.

I know that this will be disappointing news for many people who wanted to see family and friends over the Christmas period. The reality is the virus and the pandemic are far from over, and the virus still poses a risk to the Canberra community.

We’ve been through this earlier this year and, once again, Canberrans are responding incredibly well to health directions that we’ve put in place.

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