Parliamentary protest over Flinders U restructure

The record shows what an MP deplores

The academic staff restructure at Flinders U seems settled but opponents argue still and enlist support where they can, including from Frances Bedford, independent member for the state seat of Florey.

Ms Bedford deplored the changes, using academics in women’s studies losing their existing jobs as an example; “it scarcely needs pointing out that interdisciplinary research as well as teaching on gender equality are urgently needed in today’s world,” she told the House of Assembly in Wednesday’s grievance debate.

“The ill-conceived academic restructure risks the quality of research, teaching, and community engagement and exposes Flinders to massive reputational damage,” she added.

It’s on the parliamentary record but the restructure won’t be reversed.


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