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The fight for free speech: the battle for universities

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Universities are meant to be guardians of robust debate.

But almost 80% of Australian universities stifle intellectual debate by restricting free speech according to a new survey.

So, what are the justifications and drives for freedom of speech?

  • Are universities in Australia equipped to protect free speech?

  • Is academic freedom under threat?

  • Are the existing university speech policies robust?

  • What is the right balance?

  • Are you reviewing your university speech policies?

  • Do we need clearer rules to protect free speech and open debate at universities?

These questions and more will be addressed at a seminar, hosted by Campus Review.

At the seminar there will be debate on the philosophical issues for freedom of speech on campus as well as the legal principles behind regulation and conduct in relation to expression of speech.





Speakers include:

Richard Fisher AM, general counsel, The University of Sydney

Richard is general counsel and Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Law at USyd. He was previously a partner at Blake Dawson (now Ashurst) for 25 years and is a past Chairman of Partners of the firm. He has been an international consultant to the Asian Development Bank and was a Commissioner of the Australian Law Reform Commission.


...with more to be announced soon!




DATE: 26th September 2018

TIME: 9.00am to 4.30pm

LOCATION: News Corp Australia Head Office, Surry Hills NSW

COST: $495.00

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