|Malek Fahd, Australia's largest Islamic school, has funding restored
Malek Fahd, Australia's largest Islamic school, has funding restored
By Danuta Kozaki
10 Sep 2018,
(Translation of this article appears in Arabic Section)
Australia's largest Islamic school has had its funding permanently restored by new federal Education Minister Dan Tehan, after several years of court battles.
The Malek Fahd Islamic School's future hung in the balance after a full bench of the Federal Court dismissed an appeal against its $19 million federal funding cut earlier this year.
Former federal education minister Simon Birmingham cut the school's funding in 2016, saying it had several governance issues and was operating at a profit.
However, major reforms have occurred to bring the school, which has about 2,500 kindergarten to Year-12 students, in line with education department rules.