By Joy Joshi For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 08:21 BST, 17 July 2018 | Updated: 08:21 BST, 17 July 2018
Rich and prosperous families are breaking the law by taking their children out of school for a holiday, a new study suggests.
New statistics regarding student attendance in schools have been released by Western Australia's Education Department as Term 3 begins on Tuesday.
The research reveals one in every seven students with unexplained reasons to take a leave were linked to their parents taking them on a vacation during semester one in 2017, Perth Now reports.
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New figures regarding student attendance in schools has been released by Western Australia's Education