The Armidale Express
Wednesday, 6 December 2023

Silence will make us slaves to the agenda

By Margaret Simms
Updated August 1 2016 - 12:19pm, first published July 28 2016 - 5:16pm

In my last column I talked about academic freedom and how neoliberalism is impacting on the ability of academics to speak out. I’d like to continue this discussion this week because there are more subtle influences at play that are severely curtailing the right to academic freedom. In reality, academics today have less freedom to express their ideas than was possible nearly a century ago.

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