Hopes for a happy new year for international student arrival

It depends on how the states plan how, and where to quarantine them

Education Minister Dan Tehan says that while getting Australians off-shore back for Christmas is the priority after that, “we can then move to look how we can safely start to bring international students back into the country.”

Mr Tehan told Chris Kenny on Sky News that plans from state and territory governments on how they can safely do this are due at month end.  And if their chief medical officers sign-off on “opportunities to safely quarantine people outside hotel quarantine, then that’s something we are prepared to discuss and look at with them.”