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Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom

The University developed its first ANU Attestation Statement on Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom in 2021, which was approved by Council for publication in 2022.

The statement attests that the ANU Council is satisfied that the university:

  • has a policy that upholds freedom of speech and academic freedom as paramount values, as required under the Model Code.
  • maintains an institutional environment in which freedom of speech and academic freedom are upheld and protected.
  • addresses questions in relation to the management of freedom of speech and academic freedom issues promptly, actively and in good faith.