Prayer groups to face au­dits

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

NSW Premier Mike Baird has an­nounced a statewide au­dit of school prayer groups in public schools to pre­vent stu­dents’ ex­po­sure to vi­o­lent ex­trem­ist ide­olo­gies.

The de­ci­sion comes af­ter the State Gov­ern­ment an­nounced it would spend $4 mil­lion “to build the strength of our mul­ti­cul­tural so­ci­ety and pro­tect young peo­ple from ex­trem­ist in­flu­ences” last month. The NSW Po­lice Force will also pro­vide a coun­tert­er­ror­ism brief­ing.

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