Academic freedom is increasingly caught up in partisan debates around freedom of speech. But the idea behind it is not only vital but shared across many other professions.
Foreign students have become a huge source of income for Australia in general and the universities in particular, but critics are concerned about pressures on the institutions and on standards.
Universities need to protect people with different ideas.
The Institute for Public Affairs’ audit of academic freedom pits people either for or against universities. This prevents us from having thorough conversations about real threats to academic freedom.
Glyn Davis lays out the evidence (or lack thereof) for the argument that free speech on campuses is at risk.
Universities should very rarely prevent controversial speakers from spreading their message.