The Malek Fahd Islamic School was funded by the Saudis and the subsequent debacle that involved misuse of taxpayer grants was entirely predictable. In fact, it was predicted in a forensic audit in 2005. Yet nothing happened and millions went missing.
Now the school is claiming it will remain open even after government funding is withdrawn. Are the Saudis now funding a shadow education system in Australia?
AFIC could soon its status as a charity, as its school and halal operations face scrutiny.
But it is just the tip of the iceberg and a wide-ranging and forensic investigations should be launched into the ongoing financial irregularities within the Islamic community.
The Malek Fahd Islamic School was previously forced to pay back $9m by the NSW government after millions of dollars were funnelled back to AFIC