Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Brethren Schools Collect $800K; State Funding for Agnew Campuses

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Brethren Schools Collect $800K; State Funding for Agnew Campuses

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Byline: Jim Campbell jim.campbell @thechronicle.com.au

DARLING DOWNS schools run by the Exclusive Brethren received more than $800,000 funding from the Queensland Government last year.

The Brethren's Agnew School has campuses in Toowoomba and Warwick which last year received capital assistance grants totalling $468,488 and $369,238 respectively.

The funding came to light after New South Wales Greens MP John Kaye raised concerns that government money was going to schools not open to the general public.

A spokesman for the Agnew School's Toowoomba campus said there were 22 students enrolled at the Toowoomba campus and about 17 enrolled at Warwick.

He said the capital assistance grant for the Toowoomba campus was being used to build a new primary school.

Prior to last year's Federal election, Kevin Rudd expressed concerns about the Exclusive Brethren's education practices.

"My position on the Exclusive Brethren is on the record. …

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