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Australia: Your taxes at work

February 16, 2014

Paying security guards at taxpayer-funded faith schools to prevent people from other taxpayer-funded faith schools doing what they’ve been taught to do.

Taxpayer-funded security guards will be deployed at Jewish and Islamic schools across the country as part of an $18 million federal government program to beef up security at religious schools.

But the funding has been criticised by the Australian Education Union, which says the federal government has no business spending public money on security measures for independent schools.


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