By Paul Karp, The Guardian

The assistant attorney general, Amanda Stoker, has muddied the waters about whether LGBTQ+ students will be protected at the same time as the religious discrimination bill potentially passes federal parliament.

Despite the prime minister, Scott Morrison, suggesting on Thursday amendments to protect LGBTQ+ students would be contained in the same set of bills, Stoker said on Friday the Sex Discrimination Act “shouldn’t be changed unless we know the final form of the religious discrimination bill”.

Stoker’s intervention comes ahead of the release of two inquiry reports.

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