Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this version of the document. It also contains information contact details for the subject matter expert.  To the right, a brief summary of the changes between this and the previous version is provided.

Code for the Protection of Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom

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Status Current Indicates if this version of the document is in effect (Current), yet to come into effect (Future), or expired (Historic).
Effective Date 10th September 2020 This is the date on which this version of the document came into effect.
Review Date 10th September 2023 The next review of this document is scheduled to commence on this date.
Approval Authority University Council The noted authority approved this is version of the document.
Approval Date 14th August 2020 This is the date on which this version of the document was approved by the authorised authority.
Expiry Date Not Applicable This is the date on which this version expires. It may still apply, conditionally, after this date.
Responsible Executive Alex Zelinsky
Vice-Chancellor
alex.zelinsky@newcastle.edu.au
This is the senior officer with responsibility for the document.
Enquiries Contact Dianne Allen
University Secretary
dianne.allen@newcastle.edu.au
Governance and Assurance Services
General enquiries should be directed to the officer/area listed.

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

22 March 2021:  Definition “University Business” amended.  Approved as administrative amendment by University Secretary.


The Code for the Protection of Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom was developed in consideration of the Model Code for the Protection of Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom in Australian Higher Education Providers, commissioned by the Minister for Education in 2018; as well as the context of the University of Newcastle and an appropriate assessment of risks.



Clauses Amended:Guideline: All