Saturday 8 March 2014

From The Age newspaper:

Pressure builds on state's religious instruction educator

The main provider of religious instruction in Victorian state schools is under financial pressure and currently being propped up by the federal and state governments.
Financial statements from Access Ministries, the chaplaincy organisation that also delivers 81 per cent of religious instruction in primary schools, show that they received almost $20 million in government grants between 2009 and 2012.
Despite this support, the group recorded successive losses in those years of $248,683 (2009), $17,000 (2010), $483,000 (2011) and $235,815 (2012), according to documents lodged with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

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