Religious schools can't turn away gay students: Australia PM

Oct 14, 2018, 08:20 IST | Agencies

His comments came after days of controversy over the leaked recommendations of a review into religious freedoms

Religious schools can't turn away gay students: Australia PM
Scott Morrison

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Saturday said that religious schools will be prevented from expelling students on the basis of their sexuality under new laws to be introduced by his government.

His comments came after days of controversy over the leaked recommendations of a review into religious freedoms. "Our government does not support expulsion of students from religious non-state schools on the basis of their sexuality," Morrison, who leads the centre-right Liberal-National coalition, said in a statement.

The Prime Minister said that to address "anxiety" and "confusion", he will take action to ensure amendments were introduced as soon as possible.

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