Academic freedom

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SPARC landscape analysis and roadmap for action: 2021 update

This publication reviews the impact of the past year on the broader research and education markets, and on key individual firms within these markets.
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“They don’t understand the fear we have”

This report from Human Rights Watch asserts that Australian universities have failed to protect the academic freedom of students from China, and of academics who criticise the Chinese Communist Party.
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Report of the Independent Review of the adoption of the model code on freedom of speech and academic freedom

This document is the final report of Emeritus Professor Sally Walker AM's review of Australian universities' alignment with the Model Code on freedom of speech and academic freedom, recommended by the Hon. Robert French AC in his 2019 Review of freedom of speech in Australian...
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Cancelled! How ideological cleansing threatens Australia

Like all modern societies, Australia has to understand, interpret and learn from its history. In this paper, Peter Kurti argues that we must be sure to protect our country, our communities and our citizens from the three dangers posed by cancel culture — the corrosion...
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Charter of freedom of speech and academic freedom

This revised Charter was developed in response to an independent review of freedom of speech in Australian higher education providers, commissioned by the federal government and conducted by former High Court Chief Justice, the Hon. Robert French AC.
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Universities in Australia: attitudes and challenges

This ANUpoll report addresses attitudes on whether universities are preparing Australians for the workforce; whether universities are still places to debate controversial ideas; and whether universities play a pivotal role in educating people from disadvantaged or regional backgrounds.
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A model code for the protection of freedom of speech and academic freedom in Australian higher education providers

The report outlines how former Chief Justice, the Hon Robert French’s model code for the protection of freedom of speech and academic freedom can be adopted by the University of Sydney by amending its current Charter of Academic Freedom.
Briefing paper

Framework for the development of principles-based guidelines to counter foreign interference in the Australian university sector

The Australian government believes that fostering a positive security culture, through a principles-based approach to risk management, can help to ensure the university sector continues to produce world-class research, while protecting academic freedom and minimising risks.
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Report of the Independent Review of freedom of speech in Australian higher education providers

This report examines the scope and experience of freedom of speech in Australian universities. The review proposes a model voluntary code of conduct and some modifications to the Higher Education Support Act and related Higher Education Standards.
Commentary

Higher education policy in 2018: culture wars reignite, but in the end it’s all about the money

Tensions between the government and the university sector ran high in 2018, with the government cutting funding to student places and research and a big push back from universities.