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Scott Morrison will change the law to ban religious schools that banish gay students

Scott Morrison has pledged that there are amendments to the discrimination laws to make it clear that no student at a private or religious school may be expelled on the basis of their sexuality.

In a statement after Labor's offer of dual support to establish the law that Morrison revealed, Attorney General Christian Porter will prepare amendments to legislation to close existing religious exemptions within weeks.

Meanwhile, the Greens have been trying to take advantage of the community's backlash against the right of religious schools to discriminate by asking large party leaders to legislate to protect gay teachers and other members of religious schools.

Morrison claimed that the recommendations of the Ruddock study on religious freedom – including a number of precautionary measures before children could be deported – had been reported incorrectly, creating "unnecessary confusion and fear for both parents and students".

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