Welcome to the New Look ICPA website.
Over the coming months additional State ICPA websites will come online. Until then all relevant information will be found on this website. Click on your state icon to view this.
Gathering under this year's theme "Go the Distance - Pride in the Past, Focus on the Future", branch representatives will travel from as far afield as the Kimberley in the north west of the country, Alice Springs in the Centre and Walgett in western New South Wales, to attend the Isolated Children's Parents' Association (ICPA) annual federal conference, which gets underway on July 29 in Brisbane, Queensland.
Apart from the serious business of Federal Conference, delegates will be inspired by speakers Rob Cook and Jill Rigney. Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications will discuss communications on Day 1, 29th July.
The ICPA federal executive flew to Canberra on their annual delegation on the back of the newly released 2015-16 budget which held many welcome measures for ICPA and the families they represent.
ICPA welcomes many of the measures announced in the 2015-16 Budget, particularly in the areas of early childhood care and learning and assistance for families supporting young people in secondary and tertiary education. Many of these are seen as big wins for ICPA and the families we represent. Until these measures are legislated, we will continue to highlight to all sides of government the benefits of these changes to rural and remote families.
nbn has announced six-year-old Bailey Brooks from Lilla Creek station was selected as the winner of a nationwide competition providing her with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have her artwork displayed on the side of the rocket launching a communications satellite which will be sent 36,000km into space.