ICPA Federal Media Releases 2021

Renewed hope for geographically isolated education needs

The Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association of Australia (ICPA Aust) is hopeful that some measures required to address the access and equity needs of geographically isolated students may be delivered following announcements made in the 2021 Federal Budget released this week while Federal Council was in Canberra for delegations.

Renewed hope for geographically isolated education needs

Minister Gee with ICPA Federal Councillors
Rural and Remote Students Must Not be Forgotten

Rural and Remote Students Must Not be Forgotten

Rural and remote education will be front and centre as all roads lead to Canberra next week for the Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association of Australia (ICPA Aust) Federal Council when they embark on delegations in the nation’s capital to ensure the needs of geographically isolated students are not forgotten.

This visit will be the first opportunity since 2019 for Federal Council to travel to Canberra on delegation and Councillors are very much looking forward to meeting with Members of Parliament, Senators and relevant stakeholders, particularly as the 2021 Federal Budget is finalised.

Rural and Remote Students Must Not be Forgotten

Recommendations for Education in Remote Environments Must Be Implemented

Posted on 16 April 2021

The Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association of Australia (ICPA Aust) implores the Federal Government to accept the recommendations made by the Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training in the recent Report into Education in Remote and Complex Environments and are calling on the Government to implement the early childhood education recommendations in the 2021 Federal Budget.

Recommendations for Education in Remote Environments Must Be Implemented

children playing in the mud
joint media release

COVID border barriers to education can’t become the new normal

Posted on 01 February, 2021

As the 2021 school year commences across Australia and complications continue to arise from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association (ICPA) is sending a message of appeal to all levels of government asking decision makers to ensure rural and remote students have access to education institutions, regardless of where they live in our vast nation.

COVID border barriers to education can’t become the new normal