Media Releases

Waves of Change, Oceans of Opportunity Creating an Education Tsunami
Posted on August 15, 2016

The 45th annual Isolated Children's Parents' Association (ICPA) Federal Conference was held in Western Australia's capital city Perth and saw guests and delegates travel from all corners of our nation on August 10 and 11. The message coming from the bush through members is that a tsunami of change is needed to ensure oceans of opportunity are available for the education of country kids. Read More ›

Waves of Change, Oceans of Opportunity come rolling in.
Posted on August 2, 2016

The aptly titled "Waves Of Change, Oceans of Opportunity", the Isolated Children's Parents' Association (ICPA) 45th annual Federal Conference will see delegates travelling from as far north as Burketown in Queensland to a long way south at Ross in Tasmania, to the Duxton Hotel in Perth on August 10 and 11. Read More ›

2 Weeks Out, Where's The Rural Education Conversation?
Posted on June 19, 2016

The election campaign is on the downhill run and rural and remote education has not yet been discussed. Neither Party has addressed the important issues that affect students in the bush nor advised what plans will be put in place to stop families leaving their homes and livelihood to access an affordable education for their children. Read More ›

Results are in: Costs too high - for too long.
Posted on May 4, 2016

The greatest educational disadvantage faced by many families in remote and isolated locations is the lack of access to an appropriate secondary education compared to those residing in urban areas. Read More ›

Compulsory Education Increase to the AIC Boarding Allowance
Posted on February 8, 2016

Much has changed since the AIC scheme was first introduced in 1973; the duration of compulsory education has increased and accessing regional term hostels has decreased due to continual closures. Changes are needed to ensure this allowance meets the needs of families in the twenty-first century. Read More ›