den Hollander warns what lasting lockdown will mean for WA unis

As the WA premier defers opening the state borders the indefatigable Jane den Hollander keeps calm and carries on

But there was a hint of irritation in a Friday statement by Murdoch U’s Interim VC.  “Noting the Government recently announced borders would open on February 5, Murdoch University had been working to welcome our new and returning international students back to Western Australia and campus life.  They are vital to a thriving campus and provide diversity and energy into our wider community and hence safe and structured orientations plans have been developed.”

Plus, she had a warning that might even interest Premier McGowan, “any delay will provide universities in the eastern states a competitive advantage, and put Western Australia’s universities on the back foot, not just this year, but for many years to come.”