Great Barrier Reef Scientist Peter Ridd Wins Landmark Freedom of Speech Victory

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Professor Peter Ridd has won a landmark court victory in the Australian courts against the university which fired him for daring to challenge the narrative that the Great Barrier Reef is being destroyed by climate change.

The historic judgement by Judge Vasta in Brisbane, Australia, found that Ridd was wrongly dismissed by James Cook University in Queensland, Australia. It has been hailed as a major victory for free speech, free academic inquiry and scientific integrity.

A spokesman for the Institute of Public Affairs, the Australian think tank which helped raise funds for Ridd’s case, said:

“This judgement should rightly send shockwaves through Australian universities regarding their commitment to academic freedom and how they deal with academics who hold a contrary view to established group think.”

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