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Latest Case: RMIT Professor Sacked for a Tweet

This case concerns Professor Andrew Timming, who was dismissed by RMIT University, just in time for Christmas. He was dismissed for an innocuous tweet, made as a part of the public engagement that RMIT and other Universities increasingly like to encourage. The offending tweet was in line with his expertise as an academic in Human Resources.

This case shows that there is no academic freedom at RMIT University. This could happen to anyone, be they a staff member or student, who happens to say something that someone takes exception to.

Andrew has appealed his termination to RMIT's Vice Chancellor, Professor Alec Cameron. Please sign this petition to let the Vice Chancellor know that free speech in universities must be defended and Andrew should be returned to work with immediate effect.