Gay rights advocates are demanding the immediate release of a review into religious freedoms, fearing its recommendations could have a direct and damaging impact on vulnerable people.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was handed the final report on Friday, months after it stemmed from the same-sex marriage debate.
"We are all absolutely committed to ensuring that freedom of religion is protected in Australia," Mr Turnbull told reporters in southern Queensland.
"It is an absolutely vital human right and one of the freedoms that we cherish and which our forefathers and foremothers have fought and died to preserve."
He has directed Attorney-General Christian Porter to work on the government's response to the report.
Gay rights campaigner Rodney Croome is eager to know what the expert panel led by former attorney-general Phillip Ruddock has found.
"The recommendations of the Ruddock review will have a direct and possibly damaging impact on the LGBTI community, so it is vital the results are released immediately," Mr Croome said.
"The devil will be in the detail and we deserve to see that detail straight away."
Mr Croome said the review was clouded by allegations of secrecy and bias.
"The least the government can do is be honest and up front now the review's work is done," he said.
Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said the prime minister was "dead right" to commission a review into religious freedoms, as he awaits its recommendations.
Mr Dutton believes religious schools should have the freedom to educate students in line with their faiths.
"If people are making a conscious decision to send their children to a particular school ... (there should be) the ability for that curriculum to be taught in accord with that religious belief," he told Sky News.
Having teachers who shared that religious belief was at the heart of the concerns many people shared, Mr Dutton said.
He wants discrimination exemptions, that allow schools to hire and fire gay teachers, to remain in place and for parents to be able to opt out of the Safe Schools anti-bullying program.
But asked if he would support the right for Islamic schools to teach Shariah law, the minister said: "I wouldn't support any religion preaching something which is outside of the Australian law."
The Law Council told the Ruddock review panel it had not seen any evidence to suggest the human right to religious freedom was not properly protected or disproportionately limited in Australia.
The panel also heard from Christian groups that argued religious schools should be able to teach children the value of male-female marriage without being reported to authorities over discrimination.