High Court To Decide On Peter Ridd Free Speech Case

The Institute of Public Affairs has today welcomed the historic judgement of the High Court in the case of James Cook University (JCU) v Peter Ridd, which has given Dr Peter Ridd special leave to bring on his final appeal. “This will be the most significant test case for academic freedom in a [...]

By |2021-02-12T11:31:46+01:0012 February 2021|Australia, News|Comments Off on High Court To Decide On Peter Ridd Free Speech Case

Interview Lindsay Hackett

Name: Lindsay Hackett Residence: Macleay Island Qld Country: Australia What is your background? I am a scientist with a B.Sc (Melb) as well as being an engineer CEng(UK) with 21 years as an engineering officer in the RAAF. Engineering Officer, 5 years as small business owner and operator (boat building, repair, ships [...]

By |2020-11-27T16:56:58+01:0027 November 2020|Australia, Interviews|Comments Off on Interview Lindsay Hackett

University Appeal Upheld, Peter Ridd Loses – We all Lose

Reposted from Jennifer Marohasy’s website On 2 May 2018, Professor Peter Ridd was sacked by James Cook University for serious misconduct. It all started when he called-out his colleague Terry Hughes for falsely claiming healthy inshore coral reefs were dead from climate change and deteriorating water quality. Ignoring the first censure in April [...]

By |2020-07-24T16:33:15+02:0024 July 2020|Australia, News|Comments Off on University Appeal Upheld, Peter Ridd Loses – We all Lose

Peter Ridd’s fight for academic freedom

This week the Federal Court appeal hearing took place for the case of Peter Ridd, Australian scientist, who was fired by his university after he had criticized Great Barrier Reef science. Australian scientist and journalist Jennifer Marohasy is following the case closely and reports about the latest chapter in this sad saga. Guest [...]

By |2020-06-01T15:27:44+02:001 June 2020|Australia, News|Comments Off on Peter Ridd’s fight for academic freedom