Federal Parliament has recently passed legislation that allows tax deductibility for donations to a new education charity called Australian Schools Plus.

For the first time, this will allow donors to receive a DGR receipt for donations for general educational purposes to particular schools.

What are the Opportunities for Deductible Gift Donations for Schooling?

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Summary – NSW Government Freezes Islamic Schools Funding under Section 21AOld run-down school building

It has been about five years since the NSW Government introduced section 21A of the Education Act which prohibits funding assistance being paid to non government schools operating for profit.

For the first time, to our knowledge, the NSW Government has used this section to freeze funds to a non government school.

The NSW Government is reported to have frozen funding to Sydney’s largest Islamic school, Malek Fahd, after an investigation into payments the school made by way of management fees and backdated rental fees to its owner, the Australia Federation of Islamic Councils, the nation’s peak Muslim body.Continue Reading School Funding Suspended