This page aims to help restore integrity and objectivity to science and to the rule of law.
Objectivity is vital. Without it, we invite the powerful to rule using physical force, financial and industrial might, emotional intimidation, propaganda, lies, corrupt politics, ...
History shows that science's objectivity is essential for freedom, efficiency, prosperity, progress and fairness.
My complaints present conclusions from the statements and claims of university staff and from observations of their behaviour. My complaints raise allegations discussed in various 'complaint forms' and supporting documents.
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Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg's behaviour became a concern after he misrepresented science on ABC-TV in October 2010. My concern deepened after his email replies.
It deepened further in 2013 after learning that he manages the university's John Cook who helped make up a false claim that there is a consensus of climate scientists sharing his boss' misrepresentations of human carbon dioxide.
My concern deepened considerably after learning of Professor Hoegh-Guldberg's testimony under oath/affirmation on 7 April 2015 in the Queensland Land Court and in which he contradicted empirical evidence.
It further deepened as a result of subsequent correspondence with our university's Vice Chancellor.
I sincerely believe the impacts of their misrepresentations include serious damage globally to our natural environment and to humanity, particularly in poorer nations.
I believe that Australians will suffer from damage to industry, our economy and prosperity unless we hold such behaviours accountable.
My loyalty to the University of Queensland requires raising the behaviour of some of its staff in the hope that doing so will rectify damage being done to the university's reputation and prevent further damage to its reputation. Our university's future depends on its integrity, objectivity and competence.
We need to restore scientific integrity to restore and protect fairness, the rule of law and freedom.
After giving each recipient the courtesy of receiving the complaint the entire material is being posted to ensure openness and transparency. Posting minimises the use of paper in providing access to supporting documents to those copied on initial complaints.
Complaint to Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland
Section 3 - complaint details
Section 4 - supporting documents
4.6 2015 email correspondence with Vice Chancellor
Initial letters between Malcolm and University (24 April, 25 April, 11 May, 21 May)
Malcolm's email 29 May
Vice Chancellor's email 1 July
Malcolm's email 20 July
4.7 2010 letters with university
Malcolm's letter 10 November to Senate
Malcolm's letter 10 November to Prof. Hoegh-Guldberg
Annotated transcript 9 November of Prof. Hoegh-Guldberg's 29 October broadcast
Vice Chancellor's letter 29 November
Malcolm's letter to Senate 17 December
Malcolm's letter to Vice Chancellor 17 December
Acting Vice-Chancellor's letter
4.18 Comments on Land Court Exhibit 51 (Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, GBRMPA)
4.23 Comments on Land Court Exhibit 12 (Prof. Hoegh-Guldberg's report)
4.27 Comments on Land Court Exhibit 33 (Joint report – Dr. Chris Taylor and A/Prof Malte Meinshausen)
4.29 Comments on Land Court Exhibit 34 (Dr. Chris Taylor's report)
4.31 Comments on Land Court Exhibit 35 (A/Prof Malte Meinshausen's report)
Introduction page and link
4.33 Broad comments on the Climate Commission's 2013 report entitled The Critical Decade, cited in Exhibit 33 being the Joint Report
University of Queensland
Complaint Management System/Queensland State Ombudsman
If the university does not satisfactorily address the complaint, this becomes the first step in a three-step process leading to the Queensland Ombudsman investigating the complaint.
University of Queensland Complaint Management System:
Other documents listed and submitted with the paper complaint to the University of Queensland are accessible under the heading Complaint to Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland, above.
Australian Research Council (ARC)
Other documents listed and submitted with the paper complaint to ARC are accessible under the heading Complaint to Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland, above.
University of Queensland Chancellor and Senate
Copy of letter to University of Queensland Chancellor and Senate dated Monday, 12 October 2015
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