Melbourne University students and academics are now mobilising against the Robert Menzies Institute, which counts conservative commentator Peta Credlin and the IPA chairman on its board.
Students and staff want the university to sever its contract to open the Robert Menzies Institute in September.
When a “tall, dapper, eloquent older man” wanted to take photographs of student Anders Villani on campus, he came with the apparent imprimatur of the university.
Melbourne University is bracing for reputational damage as it prepares to cull science subjects in the latest response by the state’s higher education sector to tumbling revenue.
The report found Professor Alan Lopez’s conduct was in breach of the university’s appropriate workplace behaviour policy.
The University of Melbourne expects to lose $1 billion in revenue from foreign students in the next three years and has urged staff to accept a 2.2% pay cut.