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Matthew Lesh

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Response to Tertiary Education Quality Standards - Diversity and Equity

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Matthew Lesh

The proposed draft Guidance Note represents a significant threat to freedom of speech and free academic inquiry in Australia’s universities. The Guidance Note should be withdrawn. The concerns with the Guidance Note are as follows: The...

Terrorist Chic in the 1970s

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Matthew Lesh

‘First person puts up his hand,' a woman screamed at frightened bank customers, ‘I'll blow his motherf--king head off!' So began perhaps one of the most infamous bank robberies in American history. e case is not particularly...

Australia's Tax Mutineers

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Matthew Lesh

The most significant political transformations in human history originated as rebellions against unfair taxation. The Magna Carta and the Glorious Revolution, establishing the principles of the rule of law and parliamentary sovereignty, were...

Triggering censorship

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Matthew Lesh

In October 1951 University of Melbourne vice-chancellor Charles Lowe proposed restricting the use of campus buildings for political discussions. This suggestion came after three professors, at a public meeting held at the university a month...

Free speech on campus audit 2016

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Matthew Lesh

Freedom of speech is under serious threat at Australian universities. The Free Speech on Campus Audit 2016 is a systematic review of intellectual freedom on Australian campuses using a methodology adapted from American and British assessments of...

Eight in 10 universities restrict free speech: IPA report

MEDIA RELEASE | Matthew Lesh

Free speech at Australian universities is under serious threat according to a new report from the free market think thank the Institute of Public Affairs. The Free Speech on Campus Audit 2016 is a first-of-its-kind systematic review of university...

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