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A good day for Peter Ridd - and free speech

11 February 2021

2:01 PM

11 February 2021

2:01 PM

A potentially crucial blow for academic freedom and free speech has been struck today, with the High Court granting former James Cook University lecturer Peter Ridd special leave to appeal against his sacking.

Spectator Australia readers know the story of Peter’s dismissal for saying that because of systemic problems with quality assurance work from the university’s Coral Reef Studies centre was untrustworthy and his subsequent travails well.

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