By David Crowe, SMH

The federal government will push for a Senate inquiry into key parts of its religious discrimination bills in a decision that avoids a vote in the upper house after NSW Liberal senator Andrew Bragg told the government he was prepared to cross the floor to protect the rights of transgender children.

Attorney-General Michaelia Cash is seeking a Senate inquiry rather than an immediate vote on the basis of legal advice from the Australian Government Solicitor to warn that the amendments passed in the Parliament in the early hours of Thursday morning had “unintended consequences” that could harm students.

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