Alan Tudge threatens universities over delay in plans to protect freedom of speech

Karen Barlow
By Karen Barlow
Updated June 3 2021 - 8:16am, first published 12:30am
Education Minister Alan Tudge. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The federal Education Minister Alan Tudge appears to be running out of patience with universities over plans to protect freedom of speech on campuses and is now threatening tardy "woke" institutions with new laws.


Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on

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