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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.

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New Federal ICPA Submission on website

Federal ICPA's submission for the Students with a disability to the Senate Standing Committees on Education and Employment has been made public.

Help spread the word about the need of a Distance Education Teaching Allowance

Federal Council has produced a 5 minute video made during conference in Brisbane with the intent of raising the profile of our DETA lobby. Please spread this far and wide in preparation for our delegation to Canberra in November.

Sky Muster set to blast into orbit

There are less than fifty days until nbn will blast its first network satellite 36,000 kilometres into orbit, which is scheduled to be launched from Guiana Space Centre in South America on 1 October 2015.

Education: Time for action in rural education

Newly elected ICPA Federal President, Wendy Hick, said issues receiving the most debate this year were the need for a substantial increase in the Assistance for Isolated Children's (AIC) Boarding Allowance for students who need to board away from home in order to access education, recognition and financial assistance for distance education home tutors and adequate telecommunication systems in rural and remote areas.

44th Annual Federal Conference was held in Brisbane in July.

Members would have heard many mentions of ICPA in the news during the last few weeks since our Federal Conference in Brisbane. Read on to see what happened.

Outgoing President's Plea -- Education must be equitable for isolated students.

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.

Upcoming Events

Queensland ICPA State Conference

September 9, 2015 - Sep 10 2015
The Cloncurry branch are running the 2015 Qld State Conference in Cloncurry this year. Read the new conference information sheet and media release to see what will happen at conference.

Tasmania ICPA State Conference

September 16, 2015
Tasmania ICPA will be holding their State Conference on Wednesday 16th September, 2015.

NSW 44th State Conference

March 16, 2016 - Mar 17 2016
The ICPA-NSW 44th State Annual Conference is to be held from 16th-17th March 2016 in Griffith, NSW and hosted by the Rankin Springs Branch! Put the date in your diary today!

Attention all Distance Education Members!

We would like members with students studying via Distance Education to complete a short survey please so that we can further progress our work on the Distance Education Teaching Allowance.