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Homeschooling On The Rise (4ZZZ)

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It’s legal to homeschool. 4ZZZ's Max Rowley asks why parents are going it alone and homeschooling outside the law.

Supervising production from Anthony Frangi. Training from the Community Media Training Organisation. Distributed by the Community Radio Network.

Produced for the 2020 CBAA National Features and Documentary Series.

Homeschooling has been on the rise across Australia over the past decade.

It’s legal to homeschool if you register, yet an estimated one in two families are going it alone and homeschooling illegally. 

Max Rowley finds out why an increasing number of children are learning from home, and why some homeschooling parents feel torn between protecting their child and obeying the law. 


Special thanks to

  • The families who opened up their homes and shared their stories with me 
  • My mentor, Anthony Frangi 
  • Giordana and Heli from the CMTO and the CRN’s Andrew and Abe 
  • 4ZZZ radio station and manager Grace Pashley
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