Some Questions for Simon Birmingham, from Two Researchers Whose ARC Grant was Quashed

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We are two of the researchers affected by Simon Birmingham’s intervention in last year’s Australian Research Council (ARC) funding grants, appearing on a list of 11 projects rejected by the then minister for education and training’s office after the ARC had recommended these for funding.

Birmingham’s action has been condemned across the higher education sector and reported extensively. The UK Times Higher Education Supplement noted that this “censoring” of humanities research sits uncomfortably alongside the free speech credentials of the government Birmingham represents.

Period29 Oct 2018

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  • TitleSome Questions for Simon Birmingham, from Two Researchers Whose ARC Grant was Quashed
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    CountryAustralia
    Date29/10/18
    DescriptionWe are two of the researchers affected by Simon Birmingham’s intervention in last year’s Australian Research Council (ARC) funding grants, appearing on a list of 11 projects rejected by the then minister for education and training’s office after the ARC had recommended these for funding.

    Birmingham’s action has been condemned across the higher education sector and reported extensively. The UK Times Higher Education Supplement noted that this “censoring” of humanities research sits uncomfortably alongside the free speech credentials of the government Birmingham represents.
    URLhttps://theconversation.com/some-questions-for-simon-birmingham-from-two-researchers-whose-arc-grant-he-quashed-105838
    PersonsBrett Hutchins, Elizabeth Lester