By Paul Karp, The Guardian

The Morrison government will seek to protect gay students from expulsion without protecting trans students at the same time, a senior minister has revealed.

On Monday Scott Morrison recommitted to bringing an amendment to prevent children being expelled “because of their sexuality”, but the latest government amendments fall short of protecting students on gender identity.

Labor believes that the draft amendments it has seen would also not protect same-sex attracted students against other forms of discrimination, opening the possibility religious schools could punish them with measures short of expulsion.

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