In what could be good news for the state's ailing economy, the government plans to welcome back international students by early 2021. Stuart Ayres, the Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney, said NSW's record of quarantining 60,000 returning travellers in Sydney had built a "strong bed of evidence that we can learn from" in managing overseas student arrivals. "I see no reason why we can't be optimistic," he told the ATN International Education Summit yesterday. NSW would not be reopened for tourism at the same time, he said.
Universities have been urging governments to establish a secure corridor scheme for overseas students for months, in order to protect next year's planned intake