Sign up below for updates

Fighting For The Truth About The Reef

It is an injustice that turtles are blown up in the Gulf of Mexico because American oil companies choose a particular and inappropriate method for undertaking surveys before setting explosives….

Read

Reef Heresy: The Legal Saga

An excerpt of Morgan Begg’s epilogue to Peter Ridd, Reef Heresy? (Connor Court Publishing, 2020). On 22 July 2020, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia (the Full Court) allowed…

Read

Only Universities Think The World Hasn’t Changed

John Dewar, the vice-chancellor of La Trobe University in Victoria, is one of the country’s most perceptive vice-chancellors. As his university faces the potential loss of hundreds of jobs, at…

Read

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…

Read

Measuring Old Corals & Coral Reefs (Part 2)

Late last year, I went on an expedition in search of a type of very old coral known as massive Porites. Stuart, Shaun and I dived five very different coral…

Read

Measuring Old Corals & Coral Reefs (Part 1)

Fundamental to science is measurement. It is a way of objectively assessing something, anything, even the state of a coral reef, even of an individual coral. Historically coral growth rates…

Read

Law To Protect Academic Freedom Will Prevent Another Peter Ridd Case

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has welcomed the introduction of the Higher Education Support Amendment (Freedom of Speech) Bill 2020 into the House of Representatives, which…

Read

Peter Ridd Challenge Goes To the Heart Of A Free Society

Peter Ridd has decided to fight last week’s decision in favour of James Cook University, and the case is of such public importance that the High Court simply must allow…

Read

“Nothing Like What The Public Think It Is” – Peter Ridd On The Truth About Climate Change And ‘Peer Review’

Dr Peter Ridd speaks to Gideon Rozner about why ‘peer review’ is not necessarily the quality-control mechanism that the public has been led to believe it is. Peter Ridd: “Peer…

Read

New Podcast Goes Inside Peter Ridd’s Fight For Freedom Of Speech On Climate Change

The Heretic: Inside Peter Ridd’s fight for freedom of speech on climate change is an insiders’ account of Peter Ridd’s ongoing legal battle with James Cook University. It tells the story…

Read

Coral Catastrophes Imagined

Exactly one year ago yesterday,* I was getting off a train in Proserpine, looking to pickup a hire car to drive to Bowen. I wanted to know if the coral…

Read

James Cook University Appeals Dr Peter Ridd’s Victory For Free Speech On Climate Change

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has condemned James Cook University for proceeding with its appeal against the Federal Circuit Court’s decision in favour of Dr Peter…

Read