Sir Samuel Griffith Society Executive Director Xavier Boffa says his society “cannot afford” to admit his legacy as academics at Griffith University want his name “dumped”.
Sir Samuel was the inaugural Chief Justice of Australia, a Premier of Queensland and one of the architects of the Australian Constitution.
Griffith University academics have reassessed the founder as a “instigator of massacres” with “blood on his hands”.
Mr Boffa said if people want to “cancel” Sir Samuel, they will have “an opponent” in the Sir Samuel Griffith Society.
“We can’t afford to admit Griffith’s legacy because if we do, we have to give in to those fundamental principles,” he told Sky News host Peta Credlin.