Submission to the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee Inquiry on the Australian Education Amendment (Direct Measure of Income) Bill 2020 [Provisions]

Posted on March 14, 2020

ICPA (Aust) is concerned that the new school funding arrangement will significantly impact on the students and families we represent.  Across all states there are relatively few government-run boarding school options available to students, which leaves most having to rely on independent or private boarding schools to educate their children when no school is available to them within a reasonable distance. 

ICPA (Aust) firmly believes that the Capacity to Contribute Socio-Economic Status Score Methodology, as it currently stands, will have an extensive impact on rural and remote families when applied to independent, non-government boarding schools that many of our member families rely on to access education for their children.

Follow this link to download the submission.