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

Alan L Tyree alan at austlii.edu.au
Mon Jul 31 16:05:24 AEST 2006

On Mon, 31 Jul 2006 13:01:52 +0930
Glen Turner <glen.turner at aarnet.edu.au> wrote:

> Alan L Tyree wrote:
> > Well, maybe. But as far as I know, the only academic in recent times
> > that has suffered *actual* censorship (in the form of being
> > deprived of the right to teach classes, etc) is Andrew Fraser at
> > Macquarrie.
> Well perhaps you should work for CSIRO and hold a view on
> global warming contrary to that of the government. That was
> notorious enough to be reported in Nature as "Culture of fear
> reigns at Australian research lab".

I'm definitely not saying that unpopular views don't get robustly
rubbished. I still don't know of any academics who have suffered "real"
punishment as a result of unpopular views. Except Andrew.

I don't remember about the CSIRO reports. Was anyone asked to resign or
told to vacate their labs?


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