4th October, 2017
ICPA Qld has welcomed the opportunity to contribute to the Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education.
3rd February, 2017
Good to see a branch also making a submission. Branches are very welcome to do so.
31st January, 2017
FIXED LANDLINES MUST NOT BE NEGOTIABLE FOR
RURAL AND REMOTE FAMILIES
Thank-you to all branches and members who made Submissions in response to the draft Productivity Commission Report this month.
The abolishment of the USO as we know it will directly impact many rural families in Queensland, none more so than those who rely in distance education for their schooling. Furthermore, without access to a reliable landline, ICPA Qld is deeply concerned that lives will be at risk in times of emergency in the future. We urge all Queensland members to assist ICPA in this lobby. We should not accept this sell out of the bush and the degradation of telecommunications services which directly impact our way of life for education, health, business and social.
17th December, 2016
SUBMISSION to the Teacher Transfer Renewal Project
Vacancies exist in all areas across the board in rural and remote primary and secondary schools and it is a key issue for ICPA Qld Inc. that these vacancies be filled with quality staff that are keen to involve themselves in these small communities and make the most of their professional and personal opportunities.
17th December, 2016
ICPA Qld Inc. Submission Queensland Disability Review
ICPA Qld Inc. has had significant feedback from our members over a number of years regarding the need for more resourcing and face to face contact with regional support staff (Guidance Officers, Psychologists) and Therapists (speech language pathologists, occupational therapists).
5th August, 2016
SUBMISSION to the Queensland State Schooling Resourcing Review (QSSRR)
The use of technology in Queensland schools is growing. The introduction of the heavily digitised Curriculum into the Classroom (C2C) and the escalation in the availability and use of online learning resources has created an increased need for effective and frequent maintenance and repairs to computer equipment and software platforms. The need for increased technicians trained in both Windows and Apple systems is crucial.
20th July, 2016
to the Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation Inquiry Productivity Commission
Many of our member families are dependent on Schools of Distance Education for at least their primary schooling. For the effective delivery of curriculum which has elements comprising voice, data and video transmissions both the school and the home classrooms must have communications systems of sufficient capacity. At present many families struggle with systems that do not reliably meet these requirements.
Please find the full submission here:
28th February, 2016
Rural Debt & Drought Taskforce Submission 2016
In this submission ICPA Qld suggested the following:
- An Education Subsidy Package within the Drought Relief Assistance Scheme.
- Living Away from Home Allowance Scheme
- LAFHAS to be in line with the CPI-Education Sub-Index