Unis urged: freedom of speech more important than people’s feelings

  Columnist Bettina Arndt is confronted by protesters at La Trobe University earlier this month. Picture: David Geragh LEGAL AFFAIRS EDITOR @ChrisMerrittc 12:00AM September 18, 2018 311 Comments Former High Court chief justice Robert French has warned universities face the risk of legislative intervention unless they provide a robust defence of free speech on campus. […]

No decent campus curtails the free exchange of ideas

No decent campus curtails the free exchange of ideas 12:00AM September 19, 2018 10 Comments Justice French, we concur: universities are the last places where freedom of speech should be suppressed so readily. In an address reported yesterday, former High Court chief justice Robert French hints the attempt to shut down politically inconvenient speech on […]