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Indigenous boarding schools under threat unless ABSTUDY issues urgently addressed - Media Release ISCA
Monday 12 February 2018
The Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) is warning that there may not be any large-scale Independent boarding schools for Indigenous secondary students remaining unless changes are urgently made to the structure and level of ABSTUDY funding.
ISCA commissioned a comprehensive ABSTUDY review last year by the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research at the Australian National University (ANU). The report, Barriers and Bureaucracy, Bridges and Brokers, highlighted that Independent schools were struggling with significant issues associated with managing ABSTUDY. Read more