Correction to data in Auditor-General Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) Report No.18 2017–18

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Friday 8 December 2017

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The Department of Education and Training apologises unreservedly for incorrect data provided to the Auditor-General Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) Report No.18 2017–18 Performance Audit -Monitoring the Impact of Australian Government School Funding which was used in the analysis provided in Appendix 2 of the report.

The information was reported in the ANAO report for three schools which are part of Lutheran Education VIC, NSW & TAS and the correct information is set out in the following table.

 

Total funding allocated to the school

Difference

School

ANAO report*

Corrected**

ANAO report*

Corrected**

St John’s Lutheran Primary School (Jindera)

$469,061

$1,725,262

-73%

0.16%

St Paul’s Lutheran Primary School (Henty)

$201,086

$469,061

-57%

0.19%

St Paul's College (Walla Walla)

$5,194,606

$2,605,352

101%

0.77%

*as shown in Appendix 2

**corrected data

The department can assure the Lutheran schools and the broader community that the funding for these schools has been paid in accordance with the entitlements calculated under the Australian Education Act 2013.

While the information reported in the ANAO report for Cathedral College Wangaratta is correct, the department had overpaid the school in October 2015 by $4,403,840 due to a system error in the calculation of the school’s entitlement. The overpayment was recovered in January 2016.