PM in pro­tec­tion move for gay stu­dents

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PRIME Min­is­ter Scott Mor­ri­son will move to change dis­crim­i­na­tion laws to en­sure gay stu­dents can­not be re­jected by religious schools.

Mr Mor­ri­son said the new le­gal pro­tec­tions would pre­vent any non-state school from ex­pelling gay stu­dents.

“This week there have been nu­mer­ous mis­rep­re­sen­ta­tions of pro­pos­als by the Rud­dock Re­view in re­la­tion to laws re­gard­ing dis­crim­i­na­tion against chil­dren at­tend­ing religious schools,” he said. “Con­trary to what has been re­ported, the Rud­dock Re­view pro­poses to strengthen the pro­tec­tions for stu­dents from dis­crim­i­na­tion.

“This mis­re­port­ing has cre­ated un­nec­es­sary con­fu­sion.”

Mr Mor­ri­son said he would work with La­bor Leader Bill Shorten to in­tro­duce the leg­is­la­tion in the next two weeks.

Prime Min­is­ter Scott Mor­ri­son

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