Media Releases

ICPA CONFERENCE - WAY OUT WEST AT WINTON
Posted on May 29, 2018

In just over two weeks the Isolated Children's Parents Association will convene for the annual conference, this year being held in the western Queensland town of Winton. On Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th June 250 delegates and guests will gather to discuss the needs of regional and remote students. Read More ›

Election Promises for Rural & Remote Education Welcomed
Posted on November 19, 2017

ICPA Qld has welcomed the recent announcement by the Labor Party, if re-elected, to invest in teachers and students in rural and remote locations. As part of the World Class Education Policy, ICPA Qld understands a Palaszcuk Government would establish four Professional Learning & Wellbeing Centres for teachers and students across regional Queensland. The Centres would provide local professional development for teachers and wellbeing support for teachers and students. Read More ›

Welcome Support For Distance Education Home Tutors
Posted on October 16, 2017

The Isolated Children's Parents Association Qld has welcomed the announcement from Education Minister Kate Jones that almost $1.5million is to be invested to upskill home tutors educating their children through distance education. Read More ›

Productivity Commission Fails Rural and Remote
Posted on June 22, 2017

The Isolated Children's Parents Association is extremely disappointed that the final Report by the Productivity Commission into the Telecommunications USO has failed to address the importance of a fixed landline for many residents in rural Australia. Read More ›

Budget a Mixed Bag for Rural & Remote Students
Posted on June 19, 2017

The Isolated Children's Parents Association of Qld welcomes key funding allocations around teacher attraction, infrastructure planning and quality VET delivery, but there is disappointment at no funding to ensure better connectivity in rural and remote schools. Read More ›