21st November, 2015
NTICPA welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the Education Act Reform consultation process having long held the view the current Education Act has shortcomings in several areas, but especially in legitimising some of the policy mechanisms for improving disparities between the costs of educating rural/remote and urban students.
20th November, 2015
NTICPA would like to support our Federal Council's request in asking for a more generous means testing for youth payments.
We would also like to see the removal of the family assets test as this is penalising outback families, who have to purchase large assets to work their land and make a life of it, often very sacrificially. This means that although some families seem to be rich in assets, these assets are not luxury items but generally machinery, which limits day to day cash flow.