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Malek Fahd Islamic School to fight funding cut, again

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

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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Schools must listen to children who report abuse: commissioner

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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Risk assessment has its rewards

Schools should routinely examine and re-examine where they are vulnerable to crime and dangerous incidents. “Identifying crime risks is a science and, to some extent, an art.” That’s the message from Leon Harris from Harris Crime Prevention Services, speaking at ...

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Wide web of cyber-safety

Network of law enforcement agencies and data firms spins online security program for educational institutions. A new project for internet safety in school communities has launched. ThinkUKnow is a free cyber-safety program that can deliver presentations to school staff, parents ...

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