In 2018 Marine Scientist Professor Peter Ridd told Sky News he was charged with serious misconduct allegations by James Cook University after breaking a gag order over his claim that global warming is destroying the Great Barrier Reef. Dr Ridd was then fired by the university and is now challenging his job dismissal, with the case to be heard in Brisbane Federal Court next week. The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) is assisting Dr Ridd with the proceedings and recently released a new film to promote this critical fight for free speech and academic freedom. Speaking to Sky News Host Andrew Bolt, IPA director of policy Gideon Rozner says there’s a huge public policy issue at stake here because of government commitments to spend on climate change when ‘the quality of the science may very well be patchy’.
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