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Call to ban 'extreme' dress rules at Islamic school
by Caroline Overington
State and federal governments are under pressure to crack down on taxpayer-funded Islamic schools that force girls to cover their hair and parts of their face, and to wear ankle-length skirts and long-sleeved tops as part of their uniform, even in summer.
A female teacher at an Islamic school in Sydney's west, who did not want to be named, has complained to The Australian about the girls uniform at the Al-Faisal college in Sydney's west.
The school's dress code, thought to be the most extreme for girls in Australia, is accessible on the college website. It makes plain that only girls are required to wear long-sleeved shirts in summer, while boys can wear short-sleeved shirts.
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