Looking Forward Episode 73: High Court Next Step For Ridd

Looking Forward Episode 73: High Court Next Step For Ridd

Intellectual inquiry at Universities is under threat after the Federal Court overturned Peter Ridd’s initial victory in the Federal Circuit Court. What influenced the court’s decision and what does it mean? (0:00-26:24)

Welcome reform of Australia’s model defamation laws has been accepted by all states. How has defamation law been blocking free speech and what change will reform bring for media giants? (26:24-39:21)

As the joy of working from home begins to wear off, what will be the long-term implications of remote work on office policy, culture and economics? (39:21-55:43)

Your hosts Scott Hargreaves and Chris Berg are joined by the IPA’s Gideon Rozner to discuss these questions and share their culture picks. This week’s picks include the classic TV series’ Kath and Kim, Anne Applebaum’s Twilight of Democracy and Rick Wilson’s Running Against the Devil. (55:43-1:20:50)

Show Notes

Defamation law reform a ‘generational change’; Michael Pelly
https://www.afr.com/politics/defamation-law-reform-a-generational-change-20200727-p55fxe

Google staff to stay working from home until at least July 2021; Rob Copeland and Peter Grant
https://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/technology/google-staff-to-stay-working-from-home-until-at-least-july-2021/news-story/5e3c34c00b48649429caafdc59ce6a10

Working from home? You’ve just had a pay rise; Adam Creighton
https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/politics/coronavirus-recession-is-going-to-hit-poor-hardest/news-story/aa77f370a0f39282e8341d6a8209512b

Companies start to think remote work isn’t so great after all; Chip Cutter
https://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/the-wall-street-journal/companies-start-to-think-remote-work-isnt-so-great-after-all/news-story/2b73e90e38d39fe5479477d187520cd5

Mobility reform key to offset youth jobs pain: Treasury; John Kehoe
https://www.afr.com/policy/economy/mobility-reform-key-to-offset-youth-jobs-pain-treasury-20200728-p55g3c

Culture Picks

Kath and Kim (TV Series)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0272397/

Twilight of Democracy; Anne Applebaum
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/621076/twilight-of-democracy-by-anne-applebaum/

Running Against the Devil; Rick Wilson
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/623822/running-against-the-devil-by-rick-wilson/

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