43 000 international students arrive

The Commonwealth opened the borders to fully vaxed international students on December 1

Immigration Minister Alex Hawke announced the arrivals last night, adding that the “reopening of our borders” sends a “clear signal” to the 150 000 student visa holders offshore, that “Australia remains a top study destination.”
Mr Hawke also announced changes to the Temporary Graduate visa to allow current and former holders to return to Australia and to apply for “a further stay.” The new arrangements apply from February 18.

People with a Temporary Graduate visa outside of Australia between February 1 2020 and December 14 2021 are eligible. A further visa extension for graduates is planned for July 1.