Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom Policy


The purpose of this Policy is to affirm the University's commitment to upholding Academic Freedom and to identify necessary limitations.

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  • Administration, Approval and Review

    RMO File No. 2021/5488
    Policy custodian Vice-Chancellor and President
    Responsible policy officer Vice-Chancellor and President
    Endorsed by Academic Board on 4 August 2021
    Approved by University Council on 23 August 2021
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    Related legislation Civil Liberty Act 1936 (SA)

    Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)

    Copyright Act 1968 (Cth)

    Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth)

    Defamation Act 2005 (SA)

    Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA)

    Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)

    Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme 2018 (Cth)

    Independent Commissioner Against Corruption 2012 (SA)

    Privacy Act 1988 (Cth)

    Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth)

    Racial Vilification Act 1996 (SA)

    Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth)

    Summary Offences Act 1953 (SA)

    Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948 (UN) (Article 19)

    University of Adelaide Act 1971 (SA)

    Superceded Policies Academic Freedom Policy 2020 and Freedom of Speech Charter
    Effective from 23 August 2021
    Review Date 22 August 2024
    Contact for queries about the policy Professor John Williams
    Interim Provost
    Tel: 8313 1426

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