International student flights not on this runway

It’s not just the local council that is unhappy about international students quarantining at Adelaide’s Parafield airport (CMM Wednesday).

Federal MP Tony Zappia (Labor-Makin) hopped into the idea in the Reps saying it, “is causing angst among nearby residents, who last year were subjected to a COVID outbreak.”

“The national and state governments’ first responsibility is to keep people safe. Furthermore, governments should prioritise the return home of the thousands of Australians who are currently stranded overseas and desperately want to come home,” he said in the House.

There is a message in this for lobbies who warn the job-generating international education industry is in peril –voters who feel threatened don’t care what happens to it.