Albanese supports lifting cap on international arrivals
Federal Opposition leader Anthony Albanese says he supports lifting the number of arrivals a week to 4,000.
He told News Breakfast that there a plenty of planes not currently in use, which could help bring more people home.
“The Prime Minister and the Governor-General both have access to a large jet,” he said.
It’s the very planes that travel to Europe, to the United States.
“There are also smaller planes that can travel to the region and they’re sitting idle.
“By and large, the Prime Minister, the Governor-General, like other Australians, aren’t travelling interstate at moment.
“Those planes are idle, as well as, of course, the possibility of chartering Qantas jets. There aren’t a shortage of planes that are sitting idle at the moment.
Mr Albanese said Australia also has never had so much hotel space to cater for people.