[LINK] Academics branded 'anti-US over FTA research'

Fred Pilcher 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:
> http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200607/s1700428.htm
> 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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