This conference focuses on
"the assessment and management of persons who engage in threatening and volatile behaviours. Such persons can include current and former students, faculty, staff and even members of the community at large. These individuals can be highly disruptive in campus settings. Their behaviours may range from tactics of bullying and intimidation, to stalking and harassment, to acts of severe violence that devastate a campus, workplace, family, and community."
This looks promising - over 170 staff, students or ex-staff and students have reported bullying, intimidation and harrassment at the University of Newcastle. Is the University responding to this????????.
So who are these people who need to be managed? Well, our survey reveals that they are managers, lecturers, senior lecturers and higher up the . Many have been promoted at the University for the skills at bullying and harrassment, especially if they have got rid of a whistleblower.
Our survey shows the extent and severity of bullying and harrassment here BUT the University spends tax-payers' money on a conference addressing an event that is considered "NOT A HIGH-LIKELIHOOD EVENT". Meanwhile, to date,
- 37 respondents to our survey have considered suicide
- Most have suffered substantial psychological and physical effects as well as losing their jobs, careers, families and friends.