Law to back academic freedom

Australia“Draft legislation to enshrine academic freedom and limit ministerial interference in university research could be released next year. The legislation would also aim to thwart racist or other extreme attacks by academics on members of the public. After years of quiet lobbying over the issue, the National Tertiary Education Union has won a commitment from the Australian Labor Party to ‘legislate to provide strong and effective protection for academic freedom’ …” (more)

[Guy Healy, The Australian Higher Education, 7 October]

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