Contempt of Parliament question is raised over university’s treatment of professor who warns about China

Malcolm Harbrow has raised a good question on his No Right Turn blog:  have Professor Anne-Marie Brady’s employers committed a contempt of Parliament by gagging her and subjecting her work to a secret review?

Brady’s work has become the subject of an unseemly wrangle among local and overseas academics over the University of Canterbury’s internal review of a paper that claims New Zealand universities and businesses may be helping China’s military ambitions.

Academics named in the paper have complained while other academics have expressed support for Brady.

Dr Catherine Churchman, lecturer in Asian Studies at Victoria University, dipped into the wrangle in a Newsroom article which notes Brady’s likely influence on a shift in New Zealand’s relations with China. Continue reading “Contempt of Parliament question is raised over university’s treatment of professor who warns about China”