Does the principle of academic freedom protect Australian academics who engage in pointed public criticism of their academic colleagues, and university governance? A case in the High Court this week provides a rare opportunity to consider academic … [Read more...] about The Idea of Academic Freedom, Explained by Stone and Forrest*
It is World Ocean Day, an opportunity to learn more about the Great Barrier Reef and also artificial reefs in the Gulf of Mexico. It is an injustice that turtles are blown-up in the Gulf of Mexico because American oil companies choose a … [Read more...] about The Injustice of Blowing-Up Turtles, for Convenience
PETER Ridd was a professor at James Cook University who dared to question claims that the Great Barrier Reef is facing imminent catastrophe from climate change – eventually being sacked for not backing down. With your support he has insisted: … [Read more...] about Peter Ridd Has Won – Because of You
PETER Ridd’s trial in the Brisbane Federal Circuit Court has just wrapped-up after three days. With Judge Salvadore Vasta presiding, Stuart Wood QC acting for Peter Ridd (the applicant) argued the case with great skill. However, on the most … [Read more...] about Day 3. Peter Ridd versus the University and State-sponsored Media Stuck in Denial
THE Australian Broadcasting Corporation – the most significant source of news and current affairs for Australia – is not reporting on Peter Ridd’s trial in the Federal Circuit Court in Brisbane. A key point made by Dr Ridd this morning is that … [Read more...] about What Would a Physicist Know About The Great Barrier Reef?
EARLY last year a professor of physics at James Cook University was sacked – after a successful career spanning some forty years. Peter Ridd had won many university awards, including the inaugural ‘Supervisor of the Year’, presumably nominated by one … [Read more...] about Fake Photographs at Heart of Peter Ridd’s Sacking