Leader Mia Davies told The Nationals WA State Conference in Exmouth today, the Party would use Royalties for Regions funding to boost the Boarding Away from Home Allowance and ease the burden on educating kids from remote areas.
If elected in 2021 The Nationals WA will –
- Restore the integrity of State Government BAHA payments.
- Apply an annual indexation of CPI to the base Department of Education payment of $1320 and top this up with an additional $16.8 million of Royalties for Regions over five years.
- This will give eligible students up to $3,132 dollars in the first year under our plan, more than doubling the amount they currently receive.
- If students are attending a State residential boarding college, and are eligible for the full suite of Federal and State subsidies, there should be no gap for boarding fees to be paid under our proposal.