Uni Queensland Senate meets on Pavlou (without Pavlou)

Late last Friday Peter Varghese convened a special Uni Queensland council meeting to consider Drew Pavlou’s case – it meets late today

Mr Pavlou is an UG activist, vocally opposed to the university’s links with the Chinese government. Last Friday a university disciplinary committee penalised him with a two-year exclusion. Following which Chancellor Varghese intervened, “there are aspects of the findings and the severity of the penalty which personally concern me.”

What concerns Mr Pavlou is he says he is barred from the meeting, although he is an elected member of Senate.

Last night the university stated, “it would be inconsistent with standard conflict of interest procedures if Mr Pavlou or Senate members directly involved in the appeal process were to attend. The vice chancellor will also not attend.”

We should know tonight what Senate decides.