[LINK] Academics branded 'anti-US over FTA research'
fpilcher at netspeed.com.au
Sun Jul 30 13:03:59 AEST 2006
Does anyone know yet just who it was who made these phone calls?
Howard Lowndes wrote:
> The head of the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra says
> there has been an attempt to silence academics who are making critical
> comments about issues of public importance.
> Vice-chancellor Professor Ian Chubb says ANU researchers were labelled
> as "anti-American" after they released a study of Australia's free trade
> agreement with the US, which revealed adverse results.
> Professor Chubb says he received several calls suggesting the university
> would be unwise to promote the research.
> "You have to be a particular sort of person to put your head up over the
> parapet when it gets knocked every time, and labels are put on you that
> you are uncomfortable with," Professor Chubb said.
> "It's dangerous and I think it's pathetic."
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