Federal Boarding/Hostels/Second Home Briefing Paper

A unified and collaborative approach to the education of rural and remote students is vital to the retention of a skilled workforce in the remotest areas of Australia.

Providing families with the means to offer their children an education equivalent to their urban counterparts will serve to ensure equitable educational outcomes and foster a skilled and experienced labour force regardless of geographical location.

All state and territory governments need to be united in their pledge to empower these families so students who must live away from home to access an appropriate education regardless of where they live, feel supported and valued.