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A Catch-22 defeated Peter Ridd – but there’s still hope for academic freedom

13 October 2021

12:25 PM

13 October 2021

12:25 PM

Peter Ridd has lost in the High Court, but the judgment has nevertheless set an important precedent in favour of academic freedom.  

Ridd was sacked by James Cook University in 2018 after expressing contrarian views about the science regarding the Great Barrier Reef. He also made a range of other comments about the disciplinary process and broke the confidentiality direction from the university.

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