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

Status Current This displays the current status of the document, either Historic, Current or Future.
Effective Date 10th September 2020 This displays the date on which this version of the document came into effect.
Review Date 10th September 2023 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 14th August 2020 This displays the date on which the final approval was granted for this version of the document prior to publication.
Expiry Date Not Applicable Where applicable, this displays the date on which this version of the document expired, or is due to expire.
Responsible Executive Alex Zelinsky
Vice-Chancellor
alex.zelinsky@newcastle.edu.au
This displays the current Responsible Executive for this version of the document.
Enquiries Contact Dianne Allen
University Secretary
dianne.allen@newcastle.edu.au
Governance and Assurance Services
This displays the officer to whom enquiries about this version of the document should be relayed.

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