Islamic schools given 'final warning' over commonwealth funding


Four schools affiliated with Australian Federation of Islamic Councils are accused of not properly accounting for public funds

The education minister, Simon Birmingham, has issued a “final warning” to four Islamic schools whose commonwealth funding is under review, telling them they must clean up their act by 11 April or face being cut off.

The four schools – in Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth – are accused of not being properly accountable for public funds. All four are affiliated with the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils (Afic). Another two Afic affiliated schools – in Sydney and Canberra – have already had their funding axed.

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