Islamic school loses funding
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.