Academics criticise ‘harassment’ of college whistleblower


Academics from throughout the globe have condemned Murdoch University’s remedy of a whistleblower who spoke out about worldwide pupil exploitation, saying they’re “appalled” at what they see as an “extraordinary” try and intimidate him and others into silence, writes Christopher Knaus for The Guardian.

The Australian college is suing Associate Professor Gerd Schröder-Turk for criticising its remedy of worldwide college students throughout an episode of the ABC’s Four Corners programme. Schröder-Turk alleges the college retaliated in opposition to him inside days of the programme airing, and he’s now making an attempt to interact Western Australia’s whistleblower protections.

But the college has launched a cross-claim within the federal courtroom alleging Schröder-Turk’s feedback broken its income and worldwide pupil enrolments. It is reportedly suing him for tens of millions in damages. The college’s actions have prompted withering criticism from a gaggle of 23 lecturers in Australia, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Canada, Switzerland and the United States.
Full report on The Guardian site

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