1 December Is Geographically Isolated Distance Education Day
Posted on November 27, 2020
ICPA Australia is calling on the Federal Government to formally recognise the role that parents play in distance education with the launch of Geographically Isolated Distance Education Day on 1 December. The day recognises and honours the ongoing plight of geographically isolated families who must educate their children at home at all times.
2020 Post Conference Media Release - Isolation No Barrier
Posted on August 11, 2020
Not to be deterred by challenges stemming from a global pandemic and an intergalactic event, one hundred and twenty determined parents met online last week for the Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association 49th annual Federal Conference that took place via a web conference.
2020 Preconference Media Release
Posted on July 23, 2020
Appropriately themed “Learn from the past, build the future” this year’s Conference will be held online where members and guests from across Australia will gather virtually for two days of active debate and conversation. Over 30 motions have been lodged with geographically isolated families eager to ensure equitable access to education for children living in our rural and remote areas.
Long-Standing Campaign Finally Pays Off for Rural Uni Students
Posted on June 22, 2020
The Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association of Australia, ICPA (Aust) welcomes the recent announcement by Minister for Education the Hon Dan Tehan MP outlining the implementation of measures from the National Regional, Rural and Remote Education Strategy to assist students from rural, regional and remote Australia to participate in and attain a tertiary education.
Important In Home Care (IHC) Update - COVID-19 5 April 2020
Posted on April 6, 2020
ICPA (Aust) has had numerous members raising concerns over the recent COVID-19 ECEC Relief Package announced last Thursday, 2 April 2020 with its 50% reduced funding implications for IHC service providers and educators.
2020 ICPA Australia Federal Conference Update
Posted on April 2, 2020
Unfortunately, the 49th Annual Federal Conference that was to be held in Hobart, Tasmania on 5 and 6 August this year will need to be cancelled.
With the current unpredictable COVID-19 pandemic isolation measures and travel restrictions in place across Australia, Federal Council is not able to move forward with the conference as initially planned.
ICPA (Aust) is presently exploring all options available to come to an informed decision regarding the best alternative solution to conduct our annual AGM and Conference through a platform which will still connect us with our members, Branches, Councils and supporters.
nbn Initial Response To COVID-19 Crisis
Posted on March 26, 2020
ICPA (Australia) welcomes the announcement made by NBN Co that will help rural and remote families using the Sky Muster and Sky Muster Plus services to cope with the additional demand on their services due to the necessity of having children at home as a result of the crucial COVID-19 measures.