For many families throughout rural and remote Australia, the education of their children at a local state school is not an option. In Queensland alone there are eight shires without a high school and another two without years 11 and 12. The decision to send their child to boarding school is a difficult one and not the best fit for all. ICPA has long campaigned for affordable access to an equitable education and the Boarding/Hostel/Second Home portfolio encompasses that.
Motions passed at Federal conferences are acted upon by Federal Council. Prior to the next conference a conference motion update is released to relay what information Federal Council has obtained regarding an issue raised at the previous federal conference. Please follow this link to view current and previous Conference Motion Updates.
Important Portfolio Update March 2022
Up to date information for Boarding/Hostels/Second Homeview
Federal Assistance for Isolated Children (AIC) Briefing Paper
ICPA (Aust) has released this document which outlines the current Assistance for Isolated Children (AIC) issues advocated with the Federal Government.view
Federal Boarding/Hostels/Second Home Briefing Paper
ICPA (Aust) has released this document which outlines the current boarding, hostels and second home issues advocated with the Federal Government.view
Federal Boarding/Hostels/Second Home Reports presented to Federal Conference.
Conference Portfolio Reports are a detailed document highlighting advocacy completed throughout the year regarding that portfolio.view
Boarding/Hostels/Second Home Motions presented to Federal Conference
Federal Boarding/Hostels/Second Home motions from the past three Federal Conferences are available on this page.view
Relevant Portfolio Policies to Federal Boarding/Hostels/Second Home Portfolio
The below policies are relevant to the Federal Boarding/Hostels/Second Home Portfolioview
Boarding/Hostels/Second Home Financial Assistance
This page outlines Federal and State Government assistance for those students who live away from home to access schooling.view
Useful Websites, News and Resources for Boarding/Hostels/Second Home
This page provides links to useful resources, websites and news which will assist families when navigating all things involving boarding/hostels/second home.view