On 14 November 2018, the Minister for Education the Hon Dan Tehan MP announced an independent review into freedom of speech in higher education, to be undertaken by the Hon Mr Robert French AC, former Chief Justice of the High Court Chief of Australia.
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Between November 2018 and March 2019, Mr French undertook a two-stage stakeholder consultation process seeking stakeholder views on the review Terms of Reference and a Draft Model Code. These stakeholders included all universities, student representative groups, higher education provider peak bodies and the national higher education regulator, the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).
The submissions received are available below and have been published in order of Initial Submissions followed by Model Code Submissions.