ASIO to assist Jewish schools with security concerns

The ABC is reporting that the Federal government plans to use ASIO to assist with assessing security concerns for certain schools within Australia, specifically Jewish and Islamic schools.

Julia Gillard, the deputy Prime Minister and Education spokesperson says this is a reaction to a consultation process with schools across the country.

Christopher Pyne, the opposition spokesperson for Justice, says “Anybody who has an experience of the abuse and appalling race hatred that particularly Jewish schools have had to put up with in this country would know that ASIO is the appropriate body to assess the needs of some of these schools”.

Whether or not Carmel is included in this list of schools is not currently clear.