The University of Wollongong is deeply committed to the principles of academic freedom and free speech.
But like most universities, UOW is yet to formally adopt a proposed free speech code.
The author of the proposed code, University of Western Australia chancellor Robert French, is part of a high-powered group of university chancellors working to refine the free speech code.
Mr French, a former High Court chief justice, proposed the code in his government-commissioned review of free speech at Australian universities.
Education Minister Dan Tehan has urged universities to adopt the code.
But Mr French, Australian National University's Gareth Evans and the University of Queensland's Peter Varghese, want to tweak the code.
Mr Evans told the Sydney Morning Herald that ANU, while regarding concerns about free speech on uni campuses as overblown and swept up in culture wars, was likely to implement the principles of the code.
"I think there is general acknowledgement that what universities are all about is respect for academic freedom, academic autonomy and free speech," he said. "There's no dissent, no argument with that."
With much of the university free speech debate focused on the treatment of controversial speakers, the three chancellors are working to sharpen the code's language about the need for different requirements for people invited onto campus by the university and those who are being hosted on campus by external organisations.
The free speech debate raged at UOW in April after the university invited controversial Sheikh Jamil El-Biza to speak at an event organised by the newly formed School of Liberal Arts.
The anti-gay Berkeley preacher ended up pulling out of the "Understanding others through narrative practices" workshop.
But the Chair of the University of Wollongong's Student Advisory Council hit out at the "free speech detractors' responsible for forcing the sheikh to pull out.
"Students do not need [Georgine] Clarsen telling us what viewpoints we can and cannot hear," Ranjith Raj said at the time.
"If university is not the place to hold vigorous debate and critique on a range of contentious issues - where is?"
A UOW spokesman today said the university was carefully considering the French Review, including the draft code and a range of issues relating to free speech and academic freedom addressed in the report.
"The University Council has had initial broad discussions and university management will be engaging in broad consultation with staff and students in the coming weeks and months.
"UOW is deeply committed to the principles of academic freedom and free speech.
"These are important matters for the university that must be carefully and thoroughly considered in light of our current policies, guidelines and agreements."