A leaked report revealed private and faith-based schools have been discriminating against students based on their sexuality, according to Agence France-Presse.
The report favored writing the practice into law, but after a public outcry, Australia will ban schools from expelling these students.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who opposes gay marriage, insisted the review was “misreported,” but after the public outcry, he said he would rule against sexuality-based discrimination.
“I will be taking action to ensure amendments are introduced as soon as practicable to make it clear that no student of a non-state school should be expelled on the basis of their sexuality,” Morrison told TIME.
Australia’s left-wing party also wants to introduce amendments to end discrimination against school teachers based on their sexuality.