Travel

ICPA Qld lobbies for travel concession (air, bus and private vehile) for georgraphically isolated children, as well as lobbying for rural and remote bus runs, the travel subsidy scheme and commnunity consultation in travel issues.

Jessie wsJessie Persse – Portfolio Head
Wendy Henning
Kim Donaldson
Louise Martin

 

 

 

The latest ICPA Qld travel report can be found here - Read More

 

ICPA Qld Inc has a policy that the payment of travel allowances to parents of geographically isolated children helps to defray the cost of gaining access to educational services.

Rural and Remote Bus Runs - Subsidised bus services in isolated areas

While kilometre-based and fares-based school bus services are fully funded by the government, a small number of services across the state operate on the basis of partial funding by the government.
Policies on bus safety, travel and route cancellation should be developed in consultation with relevant rural and remote community representation.

 

Other Transport


For geographically isolated students living a great distance from educational institutions, travelling expenses can be prohibitive. For many rural and remote students, attending school away from home is the only option and in the majority of cases the educational institutions are significant distances from the family home.
Student concessional travel would provide financial assistance for students who need to travel long distances to attend a school, college or a university.

 

Conveyance Allowance


Class I Allowance – changing the conveyance allowance to coincide with the AIC conveyance allowance which is measured from the principal family home to the school and is measured from the front door of the home to the school.

 

Young Athletes Travel Subsidy Program


• increase in the Young Athletes Travel Subsidy Program
• our concern at the complexity of the application forms

 

Subsidised Air Travel Options


There is currently assistance for air travel in the form of:
• Discount flight schemes – click here.
• Local Passenger Subsidy Schemes. Please contact your local government for further information.
• REX airlines currently offer a Bush to Boarding Program – This includes concessional airfares for students departing:
- Cairns to Burketown, Doomadgee, Mt Isa, Karumba, Normanton and Mornington Is.
- Brisbane to St George, Cunnamulla, Thargomindah, Charleville, Bedourie/Birdsville/Boulia and Mt Isa.