Release of Professor Walker’s final report on the Review of the Adoption of the Model Code on Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom

On Wednesday 9 December 2020, Minister for Education Dan Tehan joined Emeritus Professor Sally Walker AM to launch the report of her analysis of the progress Australian universities have made to date in aligning their policies with the Model Code on freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom, as recommended by the Hon Mr Robert French AC in his 2019 Review of Freedom of Speech in Australian Higher Education Providers.

Professor Walker’s review is an important step toward realising the Government’s goal of 100 per cent adoption of the Model Code by Australian universities, in order to embed a culture that is supportive of freedom of speech and academic freedom on campus.