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Is there a free speech crisis in Australia's universities?

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A series of incidences have sparked an outcry in conservative media outlets about a lack of free speech at Australian universities.

They exposed a split in the higher education community - traditionally a bastion of free speech and intellectual freedom - over how to manage views that might conflict with a scientific or moral consensus.

But there's some debate as to whether there is a problem at all.

This week, Please Explain asks is there a free speech crisis in Australia's universities?


Jacqueline Maley - Senior journalist and columnist


Jordan Baker, Education Editor, Sydney Morning Herald

Tim Elliot, writer, Good Weekend magazine

Dr Michael Spence, University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor and Principal

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