Just in from the don’t-hold-your-breath desk

Mid-morning yesterday, the ever-optimistic Innovative Research Universities welcomed the international students into Adelaide initiative

IRU added it “looks forward” to a Commonwealth announcement on the NSW plan for the same.

The statement arrived as Sydney starred into lockdown abyss. And just after the prime minister made it clear that Australia isn’t opening international borders, given risks of “virulent strains” of COVID-19. “Once you let it in you can’t get it out,” Scott Morrison told Natalie Barr on Seven Network’s breakfast show.