2020 ICPA-NSW Submissions

Inquiry into Future Development of the NSW Tertiary Education Sector
NSW Legislative Council’s Portfolio Committee No 3 – Education July 2020

The Isolated Children's Parents' Association of New South Wales (ICPA NSW) believes that all students irrespective of where they live are entitled to equitable access to education that enables them to participate to their full potential in the social, economic, political and cultural life of the community.

Engaging in a tertiary education at an institution of choice should be an option for all rural and remote students who have the ability, ambition, motivation and aspiration to pursue their goals regardless of their socio-economic status or geographic location.

90% of students from rural and remote areas of NSW who gain admission to university and then defer for 12 months will not take up the offer. 

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Development of a National Framework for Students who attend Boarding School across State and Territory Borders November 2020

This submission was jointly prepared by ICPA Aust, ICPA QLD, ICPA-NSW, ICPA SA, ICPA WA & ICPA NT.

Geographically isolated families must make decisions regarding access to education after many complex considerations. Therefore disruptions to enrolments, arrangements and education journeys are far-reaching and almost always to the detriment of students, their family, extended relationships and respective education providers. 

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Inquiry into health outcomes and access to health and hospital services in rural, regional and remote New South Wales
NSW Legislative Council’s Portfolio Committee No 2 Health Dec 2020

The NSW State Council of the Isolated Children's Parents' Association advocates for members who have children who:
• Attend a rural pre-school or access early childhood education through a mobile service
• Attend a small rural or remote school
• Study by Distance Education and School of the Air lessons
• Travel to school by bus or private vehicle (daily, weekly or at the end of term)
• Board away from home to access primary or secondary school at a boarding school, agricultural high school, hostel,   private board or maintain a second home
• Attend a Tertiary institution- University/TAFE/ College

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