Peter Ridd

Law To Protect Academic Freedom Will Prevent Another Peter Ridd Case
28 October 2020

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 introduces a definition of academic freedom into legislation in line with the recommendations by former High Court Chief Justice the Hon Robert French AC. “The Federal Court decision upholding the
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Peter Ridd Challenge Goes To the Heart Of A Free Society
29 July 2020

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 the appeal to be heard. The Ridd case is much more than a mere workplace relations dispute between an academic and his employer. It is even bigger than a dispute
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“Nothing Like What The Public Think It Is” – Peter Ridd On The Truth About Climate Change And ‘Peer Review’
25 May 2020

“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 review is nothing like what the public think it is. Peer review is usually when a couple of scientists review a piece of work for often not more than a
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New Podcast Goes Inside Peter Ridd’s Fight For Freedom Of Speech On Climate Change
22 May 2020

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 of why Peter spoke out on the bad science surrounding climate change and the Great Barrier Reef, the extraordinary lengths that James Cook University went to silence him, and how
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Coral Catastrophes Imagined
13 April 2020

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 there was all dead, or not. Bowen is a coastal town in North Queensland, not far from Abbott Point that is the coal terminal for the controversial Adani coal mine.
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James Cook University Appeals Dr Peter Ridd’s Victory For Free Speech On Climate Change
22 September 2019

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 Ridd earlier this month. “James Cook University must reverse its position to appeal the decision. This will only prolong this already ugly dispute. Dr Ridd won this case on all
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Ep 34: 1.2 Million Reasons Why JCU Should’ve Left Peter Ridd Alone
11 September 2019

Ep 34: 1.2 Million Reasons Why JCU Should’ve Left Peter Ridd Alone

The government is pushing ahead with plans to extend trials of the cashless welfare card, but with it will we see the start of drug testing Newstart recipients? (1:36-14:50) The Federal Circuit Court has awarded Peter Ridd $1.2 million following the decision that he was unlawfully terminated by James Cook University. With JCU likely to appeal, is it finally time
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Dr Peter Ridd Wins $1.2 Million In Damages For Unlawful Sacking By JCU For Questioning Climate Science
6 September 2019

Dr Peter Ridd Wins $1.2 Million In Damages For Unlawful Sacking By JCU For Questioning Climate Science

The Institute of Public Affairs has welcomed the decision of the Federal Circuit Court in relation to Dr Peter Ridd’s case against James Cook University. Today, it was announced in the Federal Circuit Court that Dr Ridd will receive $1,219,214.47 in damages following the Court’s decision in April that Dr Ridd was unlawfully sacked. Damages awarded $1.2 million is comprised
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Ep 23: Looking Forward Special Episode – Dr Peter Ridd
21 June 2019

Ep 23: Looking Forward Special Episode – Dr Peter Ridd

Dr Peter Ridd joins The Looking Forward Podcast to talk about his legal battle with James Cook University, why he decided to stand up for freedom of speech on climate change, what his case reveals about the state of academic freedom in Australia and what this means for the next generation of Peter Ridds. SHOW NOTES: Please click here to
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Dr Peter Ridd Condemns Free Speech Crisis At Universities
21 June 2019

Dr Peter Ridd Condemns Free Speech Crisis At Universities

Marine Geophysicist, Dr Peter Ridd, has said his experience with James Cook University, and the slow take up by universities to the free speech model code proposed by former High Court chief justice Robert French, demonstrates there is a crisis of free speech at Australian universities in an interview with the Institute of Public Affairs’ Looking Forward Podcast, released today.
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