Peter Ridd

Peter Ridd Court Hearings Highlight Free Speech Crisis At Universities
29 March 2019

Peter Ridd Court Hearings Highlight Free Speech Crisis At Universities

“The court hearings of the case of Peter Ridd vs James Cook University (JCU) have now concluded and we await judgment. What the case has identified is a culture of censorship when it comes to challenging claims surrounding climate change and the Great Barrier Reef,” said Gideon Rozner, Director of Policy at the free market think tank the Institute of
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What Would a Physicist Know About The Great Barrier Reef?
28 March 2019

What Would a Physicist Know About The Great Barrier Reef?

THE Australian Broadcasting Corporation – the most significant source of news and current affairs for Australia – is not reporting on Peter Ridd’s trial in the Federal Circuit Court in Brisbane. A key point made by Dr Ridd this morning is that there is absolutely no quality assurance of Great Barrier Reef research – research that they report on almost
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Fake Photographs At Heart of Peter Ridd’s Sacking
25 March 2019

Fake Photographs At Heart of Peter Ridd’s Sacking

EARLY last year a professor of physics at James Cook University was sacked – after a successful career spanning some forty years. Peter Ridd had won many university awards, including the inaugural ‘Supervisor of the Year’, presumably nominated by one or more of his thirty-something PhD students. He published over 100 scientific papers and earned the university millions of dollars
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IPA Welcomes Robert French-Led Free Speech On Campus Inquiry
14 November 2018

IPA Welcomes Robert French-Led Free Speech On Campus Inquiry

Free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has welcomed the Government’s announcement that former Chief Justice of Australia Robert French will review freedom of speech at universities. “Australia’s universities are failing to live up to their moral and legal duty to safeguard free expression,” said Matthew Lesh, Research Fellow with the IPA. “The French review is an important
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The Climate Inquisition Burns A Heretic
19 May 2018

The Climate Inquisition Burns A Heretic

Back in 2016, when I asked Peter Ridd if he would write a chapter for the book I was editing I could not possibly have envisaged it could contribute to the end of his thirty-year career as a university professor. Considering that Peter enrolled at James Cook University as an undergraduate back in 1978, he has been associated with that one
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Top Three Lefty Unis
26 February 2018

Top Three Lefty Unis

From the sandstones to the concrete monstrosities, Australia’s university students are returning to lecture halls and classrooms in coming weeks. This provides an opportune time to ask: are our publically funded universities adequately guarding freedom of expression? Are our universities allowing the voicing of competing perspectives in the pursuit of knowledge and truth? The Institute of Public Affairs’ Free Speech
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Rowan Dean Slams JCU Over Peter Ridd Censure on The Young IPA Podcast
13 February 2018

Rowan Dean Slams JCU Over Peter Ridd Censure on The Young IPA Podcast

Rowan Dean, author of the two new books The Best of The Spectator Australia and Corkscrewed, joined The Young IPA Podcast to talk about the role of The Spectator Australia in the modern media landscape, what it was like living in London during the Thatcher era and the censure of Professor Peter Ridd by James Cook University.   On The
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