Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this document, contact details for the Implementation Officer and relevant enquiries contact and, on the right, a brief summary of changes between this and the previous version.

Code for Upholding Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom

Status Current This displays the current status of the document, either Historic, Current or Future.
Effective Date 5th August 2021 This displays the date on which this version of the document came into effect.
Review Date 5th August 2022 This displays the date on which the review process for this version of the document is due to commence.
Approval Authority University Council This displays the final approval authority for this version of the document prior to publication.
Approval Date 5th August 2021 This displays the date on which the final approval was granted for this version of the document prior to publication.
Expiry Date To Be Advised Where applicable, this displays the date on which this version of the document expired, or is due to expire.
Implementation Officer Iain Martin
Vice-Chancellor
vc@deakin.edu.au
This displays the current Implementation Officer for this version of the document.
Responsible Executive Iain Martin
Vice-Chancellor
vc@deakin.edu.au
This displays the current Responsible Executive for this version of the document.
Enquiries Contact Policy Team
+61 3 52479350
This displays the officer to whom enquiries about this version of the document should be relayed.

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

On 5 August 2021 the Code for Upholding Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom was made and the Freedom of Speech policy and Academic Freedom policy were revoked. The new Code • emphasises the fundamental, defining importance of academic freedom and freedom of speech to the Deakin community • recognises freedom of speech and academic freedom as overlapping concepts which cannot be separated • ensures that freedom of speech and academic freedom are not restrained except as allowed by the Code • is closely modelled on the Model Code for the Protection of Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom in Australian Higher Education Providers • adopts the definition of academic freedom set out in the Higher Education Support Act.



Clauses Amended:Policy: All