All quiet on Uni Queensland comment

There was a confrontation at Uni Queensland yesterday, between supporters and opponents of the Hong Kong protests

It got to a state where police were called onto campus but the university’s usually outgoing media team confined themselves to an anodyne announcement last night; “one of the roles of universities is to enable open, respectful and lawful free speech, including debate about ideas we may not all support or agree with. The university expects staff and students to express their views in a lawful and respectful manner, and in accordance with the policies and values of the university.”

As a ringing endorsement of free speech and promises to protect students speaking-out this is light-on


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