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Peter Ridd and James Cook University: the Federal Court delivers a devastating blow against free speech

22 July 2020

4:37 PM

22 July 2020

4:37 PM

The Federal Court has devastating blow against mainstream Australians, against freedom of speech and against freedom of speech on climate change by overturning the earlier decision in the Federal Circuit Court which held that Dr Peter Ridd was unlawfully dismissed by James Cook University.

Alarmingly, this decision shows that contractual provisions guaranteeing intellectual freedom do not protect academics against censorship by university administrators.

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