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The private school sector in Australia is likely to have reaped hundreds of millions of dollars in extra government funding from jobkeeper and other schemes designed to support not-for-profits during the Covid-19 crisis, despite few recording any significant impact on their revenues.
A survey by Guardian Australia of the handful of schools that have reported their 2020 financial results early to the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission finds that roughly half have claimed jobkeeper and/or the $100,000 cashflow boost, despite suffering little or no fall in their fee revenue.
We also looked at where there are commuter car parks committed by the state government, largely in the west and north of Melbourne. We make our infrastructure decisions on the basis of need …
You’re accepting the recommendations. Labor is calling this sports rorts on steroids. There’s been a pattern here with how these grants are being handed out. Why hasn’t the government learned from the past criticisms of how these grants have been handed out?
Well, let me reject the claims made by the ambitious Labor spokesperson, Mr Giles, trying to get a political hit. The auditor general report makes it clear there’s authority for these ministerial decisions under the land transport act. There’s no suggestion that decisions made by ministers were outside of authority. I reject the claims made by Mr Giles.