Is­lamic school loses fund­ing

The Australian Education Reporter - - NEWS -

ED­U­CA­TION Min­is­ter Si­mon Birm­ing­ham will up­hold an orig­i­nal de­ci­sion to re­voke fund­ing for the Is­lamic School of Can­berra fol­low­ing an in­ter­nal re­view.

“The de­ci­sion means from 16 De­cem­ber 2017, the author­ity will no longer re­ceive Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ment fund­ing,” Mr Birm­ing­ham said.

“All school author­i­ties must meet the re­quire­ments of the Ed­u­ca­tion Act to re­ceive fund­ing from the Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ment. School gov­er­nance should be of the high­est stan­dard and fund­ing should be ex­clu­sively used for the ed­u­ca­tion and wel­fare of stu­dents.

“Aus­tralians rightly ex­pect that ev­ery tax­payer dol­lar com­mit­ted to school ed­u­ca­tion is gen­uinely ex­pended on school ed­u­ca­tion,” he said.

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