Federal budget 2021: ANU head Brian Schmidt calls for safe border plans to ensure Australia's future

Sally Whyte
By Sally Whyte
Updated May 11 2021 - 3:50am, first published May 10 2021 - 6:30pm
ANU vice-chancellor Brian Schmidt says the university sector in one industry bearing the brunt of border closures. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Australia risks falling behind the rest of the world if the international border remains closed beyond next year, one of the country's leading academics has warned.

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Sally Whyte

Sally Whyte

Federal Politics Reporter

I report on a range of issues in federal politics and the public service, with a real passion for how decisions made in Canberra affect the lives of Australians.