Academic Freedom Policy


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

Title Version
Academic Freedom Policy D2020/208408

RMO File No. 2021/5488
Policy custodian Provost
Responsible policy officer Provost
Endorsed by Academic Board on 2 September 2020
Approved by University Council on 21 September 2020
Related Policies Privacy Policy and Management Plan

Research Grants, Contracts and Consultancies Policy

Responsible Conduct of Research Policy and Procedure

Student Grievances Resolution Process Policy

Student Misconduct Policy

Intellectual Property Policy

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Superceded Policies Academic Freedom Policy 2020 and Freedom of Speech Charter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 21 September 2020
Review Date 20 September 2023
Contact for queries about the policy Professor John Williams
Acting Provost
Tel: 8313 1426

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