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They’ve Ridd us of this turbulent scientist

Is Australian academic freedom now dead in the water?

1 August 2020

9:00 AM

1 August 2020

9:00 AM

To paraphrase the US conservative commentator Victor Davis Hanson, ‘95 per cent of university academics are politically left while 100 per cent of university administrators are’.  That strikes me as about right in Australia too. Which brings us to Professor Peter Ridd and his dismissal from James Cook University. As virtually every Speccie reader will by now know, last week Ridd lost on appeal in the Federal Court, 2-1.

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