Joint Submission for Borders for Boarders

Published: Friday, 13 August 2021
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The COVID-19 pandemic has severely and detrimentally impacted geographically isolated families whose children attend boarding school ‘across the border’, in another State or Territory. For rural and remote students, lines on a map became real, tangible barriers to accessing educational opportunities interstate, irrespective of safe, fair or reasonable considerations. Border restrictions, put in place by States and Territories, are tumultuous, ad-hoc, inconsistent, confusing and in some cases, absolutely heartbreaking to all concerned. 

Joint Submission for the Development of a National Framework for Students who attend Boarding School across State and Territory borders