The case of controversial scientist Peter Ridd versus James Cook University (JCU) ultimately wasn’t about academic freedom.
The High Court instead found the physicist had engaged in misconduct by breaching confidentiality clauses in his Code of Conduct.
It ruled JCU was therefore justified in terminating his employment.
However, in a twist, the court also found disciplinary action taken by JCU against Ridd should never have happened.
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