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Dr Peter Ridd Wins $1.2 Million In Damages..
Sep 13th, 2019 at 12:50pm
 
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Dr Peter Ridd Wins $1.2 Million In Damages For Unlawful Sacking By JCU For Questioning Climate Science

The Institute of Public Affairs has welcomed the decision of the Federal Circuit Court in relation to Dr Peter Ridd’s case against James Cook University.

Today, it was announced in the Federal Circuit Court that Dr Ridd will receive $1,219,214.47 in damages following the Court’s decision in April that Dr Ridd was unlawfully sacked.

Damages awarded $1.2 million is comprised of approximately $167,000 for past wages and superannuation lost, $835,000 for future wages and superannuation lost, $90,000 for general damages and $125,000 as pecuniary penalty.

“The sum awarded reflects the appalling nature of JCU’s treatment of Dr Ridd and vindicates Peter Ridd’s fight for academic freedom, free speech and integrity of climate science and peer review,” said Gideon Rozner, Director of Policy at the IPA.

“James Cook University must now rethink its stated plans to prolong this ugly dispute by appealing the decision. Dr Ridd won this case on all 17 counts. It is time for JCU to accept the decision and move on.”

“The very fact that an Australian university is willing to force the weight of an entire administration backed by taxpayer funds to stifle an academic’s freedom of speech sends a massive chilling effect to any academic engaging in public debate in Australia.”

“James Cook University’s shameful actions prove without doubt there is a crisis of free speech at Australian Universities.

A freedom of information request lodged by the Institute of Public Affairs with James Cook University revealed that the University has already spent at least $630,000 on legal fees in the Dr Peter Ridd case.

“Dragging this matter to a higher court would be unfair not only to Dr Ridd, but to JCU’s students who expect the university to spend its resources on teaching and research, not pointless legal frolics.”

“It is time for JCU’s council to step in to restore sanity, and save the university from spending millions of taxpayer dollars to exert control over a fine and sincere 30-year employee.”

“If not, Education Minister Dan Tehan must intervene and tell JCU to withdraw its appeal because it is an inappropriate expenditure of taxpayer funds and will do irreparable harm to the international reputation of Australia’s higher education sector,” Mr Rozner said.


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Reply #1 - Sep 13th, 2019 at 1:01pm
 
This should be in the Environment forum.
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Reply #2 - Sep 13th, 2019 at 1:02pm
 
Bobby. wrote on Sep 13th, 2019 at 1:01pm:
This should be in the Environment forum.


Since when does Freedom of Speech belong in environment?

Stop whining and put in some “input” ..
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Reply #3 - Sep 13th, 2019 at 1:11pm
 
The lefts lust for authoritarian power on display.

The lefties at JCU would have sent the good doctor to a gulag for re education if they had their way.

Thank heavens the noble capitalists are in charge , and not the ideologically possessed leftie intellectuals .
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Reply #4 - Sep 13th, 2019 at 1:11pm
 
Bobby. wrote on Sep 13th, 2019 at 1:01pm:
This should be in the Environment forum.


Its got F All To Do EV  its about free speech moron! Angry Angry
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Reply #5 - Sep 13th, 2019 at 1:13pm
 
FRED. wrote on Sep 13th, 2019 at 1:11pm:
Bobby. wrote on Sep 13th, 2019 at 1:01pm:
This should be in the Environment forum.


Its got F All To Do EV  its about free speech moron! Angry Angry



It's about climate science being censored.
Retract your abuse.
Apologise.
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Reply #6 - Sep 13th, 2019 at 1:19pm
 
The Mechanic wrote on Sep 13th, 2019 at 12:50pm:
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Dr Peter Ridd Wins $1.2 Million In Damages For Unlawful Sacking By JCU For Questioning Climate Science

The Institute of Public Affairs has welcomed the decision of the Federal Circuit Court in relation to Dr Peter Ridd’s case against James Cook University.

Today, it was announced in the Federal Circuit Court that Dr Ridd will receive $1,219,214.47 in damages following the Court’s decision in April that Dr Ridd was unlawfully sacked.

Damages awarded $1.2 million is comprised of approximately $167,000 for past wages and superannuation lost, $835,000 for future wages and superannuation lost, $90,000 for general damages and $125,000 as pecuniary penalty.

“The sum awarded reflects the appalling nature of JCU’s treatment of Dr Ridd and vindicates Peter Ridd’s fight for academic freedom, free speech and integrity of climate science and peer review,” said Gideon Rozner, Director of Policy at the IPA.

“James Cook University must now rethink its stated plans to prolong this ugly dispute by appealing the decision. Dr Ridd won this case on all 17 counts. It is time for JCU to accept the decision and move on.”

“The very fact that an Australian university is willing to force the weight of an entire administration backed by taxpayer funds to stifle an academic’s freedom of speech sends a massive chilling effect to any academic engaging in public debate in Australia.”

“James Cook University’s shameful actions prove without doubt there is a crisis of free speech at Australian Universities.

A freedom of information request lodged by the Institute of Public Affairs with James Cook University revealed that the University has already spent at least $630,000 on legal fees in the Dr Peter Ridd case.

“Dragging this matter to a higher court would be unfair not only to Dr Ridd, but to JCU’s students who expect the university to spend its resources on teaching and research, not pointless legal frolics.”

“It is time for JCU’s council to step in to restore sanity, and save the university from spending millions of taxpayer dollars to exert control over a fine and sincere 30-year employee.”

“If not, Education Minister Dan Tehan must intervene and tell JCU to withdraw its appeal because it is an inappropriate expenditure of taxpayer funds and will do irreparable harm to the international reputation of Australia’s higher education sector,” Mr Rozner said.


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It will be overturned on appeal.

$835,000 for future wages is grossly excessive.
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Reply #7 - Sep 13th, 2019 at 2:34pm
 
Laugh till you cry wrote on Sep 13th, 2019 at 1:19pm:
The Mechanic wrote on Sep 13th, 2019 at 12:50pm:
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Dr Peter Ridd Wins $1.2 Million In Damages For Unlawful Sacking By JCU For Questioning Climate Science

The Institute of Public Affairs has welcomed the decision of the Federal Circuit Court in relation to Dr Peter Ridd’s case against James Cook University.

Today, it was announced in the Federal Circuit Court that Dr Ridd will receive $1,219,214.47 in damages following the Court’s decision in April that Dr Ridd was unlawfully sacked.

Damages awarded $1.2 million is comprised of approximately $167,000 for past wages and superannuation lost, $835,000 for future wages and superannuation lost, $90,000 for general damages and $125,000 as pecuniary penalty.

“The sum awarded reflects the appalling nature of JCU’s treatment of Dr Ridd and vindicates Peter Ridd’s fight for academic freedom, free speech and integrity of climate science and peer review,” said Gideon Rozner, Director of Policy at the IPA.

“James Cook University must now rethink its stated plans to prolong this ugly dispute by appealing the decision. Dr Ridd won this case on all 17 counts. It is time for JCU to accept the decision and move on.”

“The very fact that an Australian university is willing to force the weight of an entire administration backed by taxpayer funds to stifle an academic’s freedom of speech sends a massive chilling effect to any academic engaging in public debate in Australia.”

“James Cook University’s shameful actions prove without doubt there is a crisis of free speech at Australian Universities.

A freedom of information request lodged by the Institute of Public Affairs with James Cook University revealed that the University has already spent at least $630,000 on legal fees in the Dr Peter Ridd case.

“Dragging this matter to a higher court would be unfair not only to Dr Ridd, but to JCU’s students who expect the university to spend its resources on teaching and research, not pointless legal frolics.”

“It is time for JCU’s council to step in to restore sanity, and save the university from spending millions of taxpayer dollars to exert control over a fine and sincere 30-year employee.”

“If not, Education Minister Dan Tehan must intervene and tell JCU to withdraw its appeal because it is an inappropriate expenditure of taxpayer funds and will do irreparable harm to the international reputation of Australia’s higher education sector,” Mr Rozner said.


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It will be overturned on appeal.

$835,000 for future wages is grossly excessive.


bullshyte ... again.

future wages & damage to reputation.
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Reply #8 - Sep 13th, 2019 at 2:50pm
 
Theres only one problem, he wasn't sacked for questioning climate science.
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Reply #9 - Sep 13th, 2019 at 2:50pm
 
Court documents at the time said Dr Ridd described his colleague in an email as "not having any clue about the weather", and that he "will give the normal doom science about the Great Barrier Reef".

Dr Ridd said in another email that JCU, along with other universities, were "Orwellian in nature".

In his judgment in April this year, Federal Circuit Court Judge Salvatore Vasta found Dr Ridd's termination was unlawful, as JCU's enterprise agreement protected his comments over and above the university's code of conduct.
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Reply #10 - Sep 13th, 2019 at 2:55pm
 
They are considering an appeal. they have 3 weeks from 5 September.

Having already spent about 630K  they will probably continue despite the bollocking they got from the court.
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Bojack Horseman wrote on Sep 13th, 2019 at 2:50pm:
Court documents at the time said Dr Ridd described his colleague in an email as "not having any clue about the weather", and that he "will give the normal doom science about the Great Barrier Reef".

Dr Ridd said in another email that JCU, along with other universities, were "Orwellian in nature".

In his judgment in April this year, Federal Circuit Court Judge Salvatore Vasta found Dr Ridd's termination was unlawful, as JCU's enterprise agreement protected his comments over and above the university's code of conduct.


So were Rugby Australia in the wrong?
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Reply #12 - Sep 14th, 2019 at 1:30pm
 
Bojack Horseman wrote on Sep 13th, 2019 at 2:50pm:
Theres only one problem, he wasn't sacked for questioning climate science.



That is precisely what he did.  He wouldn't toe the line on the GBR. He was told he was not "collegiate", that is he decried the JCU GBR findings.

"Among JCU's grievances were that Dr Ridd had publicly criticised the work of colleagues, including telling Sky News in 2017 that "scientific organisations like the Australian Institute of Marine Science and the ARC Centre for Coral Reef Studies can no longer be trusted"."

https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-04-23/peter-ridd-reef-science-climate-c...

Despite what the ABC's version that his views on climate change were not on trial.  They were, they wanted to shut him up. His not being "collegiate", in other words his non-support for the climate - GBR meme were the reasons for his sacking.

His right to free speech, criticising the climate -  GBR meme was the cause of his firing.
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Reply #13 - Sep 14th, 2019 at 5:17pm
 
Bojack Horseman wrote on Sep 13th, 2019 at 2:50pm:
Theres only one problem, he wasn't sacked for questioning climate science.


No he wasn’t. He was sacked for dissing colleagues and the University.

And the health of the GBR has been downgraded.
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Reply #14 - Sep 14th, 2019 at 6:43pm
 
Jovial Monk wrote on Sep 14th, 2019 at 5:17pm:
He was sacked for dissing colleagues and the University.



And their over the top claims of the death of the GBR.

Jovial Monk wrote on Sep 14th, 2019 at 5:17pm:
And the health of the GBR has been downgraded



Actually it is upgraded. It is back from the dead. Wink
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