How the university is dealing with Alfred Deakin’s legacy

“I do think we should be open to name-changing, but in some ways that is the easy option,” Mayes said. “We need to wrestle with this history and do the hard work collectively to articulate why and how we should respond to it.


“Universities, and I’m not just talking about Deakin University, purportedly pride themselves on courageous inquiry that changes lives, institutions and societies for the better, but refuse to critically reflect on their own past.”


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