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Old 06-09-2019, 03:28   #1
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Update on Ridd Case

Professor Peter Ridd of James Cook University at Cairns in Northern Queensland in Australia was fired from his position for criticizing the poor quality of a number of research papers on the Great Barrier Reef.

Professor Rid took a case to court fir unfair dismissal. The court found that he had been unfairly dismissed and deferred a finding of damages to a later date.

Today the court set compensation at A$ 1.2 million.
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Update on Ridd Case

JCU ordered to pay Peter Ridd over $1.2 million.



Full Orders and Reasons For Judgement here:


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Re: Update on Ridd Case.

Federal circuit court judge Salvatore Vasta handed down a penalty on Friday, and ordered the university to pay Ridd more than $1.2m for lost income, lost future income and pecuniary penalties.
The university was ordered to pay $1,094,214.47 as compensation, and $125,000 in pecuniary penalties for Dr. Ridd.
The university can now appeal the ruling, within the next three weeks, in the Federal Court.

The case has been repeatedly framed, in media reports, as one about academic freedom, or about the validity of the minority and controversial views, held by Ridd, about climate change and the health of the Great Barrier Reef.
Vasta made clear in his judgment in April those matters were not on trial.
“Some have thought that this trial was about freedom of speech and intellectual freedom,” he said. “Media reports have considered that this trial was about silencing persons with controversial or unpopular views."
“Rather, this trial was purely and simply about the proper construction of a clause in an enterprise agreement.”
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Old 11-09-2019, 04:54   #4
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Re: Update on Ridd Case.

Note the several directions the court imposed upon Professor Ridd (the Applicant), in the award ruling:
Judge Vasta's Ruling (Order)https://www.comcourts.gov.au/file/Fe...cument/1462042

In an unrelated matter, in July, Judge Vasta was relieved of some of his circuit court duties, and required to receive counseling from a senior judge after appeal against a conviction in which the full Federal Court of the Family Court called Judge Vasta's conduct of the case "an affront to justice".
Judge Vasta has been the subject of numerous complaints to the court, including by the nation’s peak legal body, the Law Council of Australia. Judge Vasta, who was a crown prosecutor before joining the court, has a reputation for making basic errors of fact and law, being rude to litigants, taking over cross-examinations, making orders on his own motion, and wrongly sending those who question him to jail for contempt. It has led to speculation he could be Australia's worst judge.
Judging Vasta | Inside Story
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Re: Update on Ridd Case.

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Note the several directions the court imposed upon Professor Ridd (the Applicant), in the award ruling:

Please identify even one direction imposed by the court upon the applicant in that ruling.
It would appear that you have totally misunderstood the whole ruling. The only "directions" there are the long list of directions that the court found that JCU unlawfully imposed on Ridd.
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... It would appear that you have totally misunderstood the whole ruling. The only "directions" there are the long list of directions that the court found that JCU unlawfully imposed on Ridd.
Stu is absolutely correct - I was WRONG!
My apologies, for misleading the Forum.
How embarrassing.
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Re: Update on Ridd Case.

Whilst the judge may have stated that:

"Rather, this trial was purely and simply about the proper construction of a clause in an enterprise agreement.

the context is the ongoing battle between the catastrophist and those concerned with the integrity of the scientific method. Ridd's objection was not to the fact of scientific studies and papers but to the lack of objectivity of a number of them. He objected to sloppy work and the resulting THE REEF IS DEAD headlines they engender.

JCU interpreted the subject clause of the agreement as allowing them to dismiss the employee from his job, the employee, Ridd, that it did not. The judge agrees with Ridd.

Since it is a clause written in English pretty well anyone with a reasonable standard of English should be able to interpret it correctly.
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