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National Cabinet agrees to national code of conduct for regional boarding school students to cross borders | The Land

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BOARDING school students from regional areas will now have better opportunities to cross state lines to return home for school holidays thanks to a new code of conduct.

Agreed to by all of the states’ Premiers during last Friday’s National Cabinet meeting, the new code will provide consistent border regulations for students to return home during COVID-19-enforced border closures.

The decision comes as school holidays begin in several states and after months of lobbying by several educational groups including the Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association (ICPA), which had been fighting to help families reunite and help limit the mental stress caused by border closures.

“ICPA federal and state councils across Australia pulled together and we…



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