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Federal funding pulled from SA Islamic college

Islamic College of South Australia.

Federal funding for the Islamic College of South Australia will be cut from 13 April 2017 for failing to comply with governance regulations. Federal education minister Simon Birmingham said school management had failed to meet the “strict conditions” imposed on ...

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Malek Fahd Islamic School to fight funding cut, again

Malek Fahd Islamic School Greenacre campus.

Sydney’s Malek Fahd Islamic School will continue the fight for public funding, with its management now intending to lodge an appeal to the Federal Court. On December 23 2016, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) upheld the federal Education Department’s decision to ...

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Tribunal upholds $19 million cut to Islamic school

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Australia’s largest Islamic school will have its $19 million in annual federal funding cut, following a decision by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT). Explaining the decision, Bernard McCabe, AAT deputy president, said he was not satisfied that Malek Fahd Islamic ...

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Collaboration cornerstone of school-in-a-school design: architect

Dandenong High School. Photo: Peter Clarke.

Collaboration was key for Hayball Architects’ Lisa Horton’s design for blending together schools. Melbourne’s Dandenong High School is an amalgamation of three existing schools. It has to cater for more than 2100 students. Horton said the successful design was a direct result of a 10-year collaboration ...

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Schools must listen to children who report abuse: commissioner

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No matter how rare child sexual abuse may be, an appropriate response is urgently needed when it does occur, one member of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has stated. Commissioner Helen Milroy, a West Australian psychiatrist for children and adolescents, said: ...

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