Media Releases

Compulsory Education Increase to the AIC Boarding Allowance
Posted on February 8, 2016

Much has changed since the AIC scheme was first introduced in 1973; the duration of compulsory education has increased and accessing regional term hostels has decreased due to continual closures. Changes are needed to ensure this allowance meets the needs of families in the twenty-first century. Read More ›

Youth Allowance Media Release
Posted on November 16, 2015

Federal President, Mrs Wendy Hick said, "Parents are jumping for joy and many are overcome with emotion as they pass on the news to their year 12 graduates, that their dreams of a tertiary education will now come true!" Read More ›

Pre-Delegation Media Release
Posted on November 9, 2015

Representatives from the Isolated Children's Parents' Association (ICPA) Federal Council visit Canberra. Read More ›

Education: Time for action in rural education
Posted on August 12, 2015

Newly elected ICPA Federal President, Wendy Hick, said issues receiving the most debate this year were the need for a substantial increase in the Assistance for Isolated Children's (AIC) Boarding Allowance for students who need to board away from home in order to access education, recognition and financial assistance for distance education home tutors and adequate telecommunication systems in rural and remote areas. Read More ›

Outgoing President's Plea -- Education must be equitable for isolated students.
Posted on July 24, 2015

Gathering under this year's theme "Go the Distance - Pride in the Past, Focus on the Future", branch representatives will travel from as far afield as the Kimberley in the north west of the country, Alice Springs in the Centre and Walgett in western New South Wales, to attend the Isolated Children's Parents' Association (ICPA) annual federal conference, which gets underway on July 29 in Brisbane, Queensland. Read More ›