By Nick DaviesThe Australian Financial ReviewsPublished: November 16, 2017The federal government is to provide $10,000 to a calligraphic arts teacher who is struggling with her work and her family’s financial hardship.
The calligraphymaker is being supported by a group of parents who have given $10 to support the teacher.
“They said that it would be a huge help to her,” Ms Zawadi said.
“My mum, my sisters, I don’t have a lot of money to spend on food, but that money is something that they would use.”
Ms Zawads says her mother has a terminal illness and needs the money, so she’s been working on a series of calligraphies.
“I think it’s been really hard on my family, it’s really hard for my sisters and me to be in debt,” Ms Nisar said.
The government says it will use the money to provide the teacher with equipment, support her to stay afloat, and to provide her with support and counselling.
“We’re going to make sure that she gets the support that she needs to keep going,” Ms Jones said.
Calligraphy teacher is ‘a little girl’ who is not getting paid’A calligymaker who is receiving support from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) says she is a little girl who is “not getting paid” for her work.
A statement from the ATO said it had been contacted by the family of a calligraphist who was “on a case-by-case basis, and was struggling to pay her mortgage”.
“The calligy instructor who is currently employed is currently working full-time and is not eligible for the federal government’s Employment Insurance benefits, due to her illness,” the ATA said.
A spokeswoman from the Minister for Social Services, John Robertson, said the ATOs policy was “in line with other countries”.
“In recent years, we’ve been working to support teachers who have had to close their businesses and become self-employed,” she said.