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If Peter Ridd loses, academic freedom in Australia is dead

4 August 2020

6:58 PM

4 August 2020

6:58 PM

Scott Morrison once stated that he was unconcerned about ongoing attacks on free speech, because he thought that free speech “does not create a single job”.  Well, Prime Minister, it is now patently clear that people can lose their job for the “crime” of daring to express an opinion that challenges the dogmatic assumptions of the country’s academic elite.  

On May 2, 2018, Professor Peter Ridd was sacked by James Cook University.

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