The federal government's bill is striking in one respect: it actively allows a person to discriminate on the basis of their religious beliefs.
Don Cherry and his supporters would do well to listen to others who are justifiably offended by his xenophobic comments, and learn from them. Canada would be an even better place for it.
Universities are increasingly under threat everywhere.
Inclusive freedom reflects university values in protecting free thought, inquiry and expression, while protecting the dignity of all students and faculty by allowing them to equally contribute.
Academic freedom protects free speech, but also conditions it. Knowledge cannot be tested and doesn’t advance if there isn’t also a duty to be well informed and reasoned.
The majority of students from China come to Australia to learn English and be exposed to a different culture. This helps them get a competitive edge over graduates in their home country.
Not only do some countries perpetrate direct attacks on students and academics but the internationalisation of higher education has also created new global threats.
There is a strong framework of international laws and conventions that defend free speech, but Uganda continues to limit freedom of expression especially when the people criticise their president.
New York's Union Square is an important site in American labor history. One scholar's research illustrates the shifting meanings and inherent tensions of public space as an epicenter of civic life.
You're as free to write anything in the sky as you are to post it on the internet, provided you have a plane, or a pilot willing to relay your message.
The lack of safe spaces for students to express themselves and explore their academic passions can be seen as a reason why Indonesia doesn't perform well in global education indexes.
We have a serious deficit in legal protection for human rights in Australia, rights that have been in regression for 20 years. We need a legislated charter setting out the rights we care about.
University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor Geoff Crisp speaks with Michelle Grattan about the week in politics.
The decision confirms the steady march of employer control over workers' private views and activities, supported by courts and tribunals over many years.
In Trump's America, there is a fundamental misunderstanding of the nature and scope of the First Amendment.
There are calls to ban the far-right former Breitbart editor from Australia. He's due to speak at the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference.
Human rights activists, legal experts and others fear these laws have the potential to be misused to stifle free speech or unintentionally block legitimate online posts and websites.
Is a $25 million judgement against Oberlin College going to chill free speech – or is the wealth of a publicly subsidized private college helping polarize debates about race and politics?
Free inquiry has always been a fraught business, from Eden to Facebook, but is a key component of any open society. It shouldn't be taken for granted.
The pressure for universities to take action on free speech may be more about politics than anything else.