Only one "World University" is Australian - UniMelb. Well-behind the Canadians and the Brits. Another challenge for @AlanTudgeMP. Ridd case is one clue ... why. https://www.statista.com/statistics/226665/academic-ranking-of-world-universities/
Peter Ridd is a physicist and expert on the Great Barrier Reef who was sacked by James Cook University for questioning the professionalism of some of the work produced by other academics at the university. Reef Heresy explores some of those issues, laying out the scientific facts.