Bullying at the University of Newcastle (Australia)

We are working to highlight and stop academic workplace bullying at the University of Newcastle, Australia. We are a group of staff and students who have been bullied for speaking out about misconduct.

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This will help us gather as much information as possible so that we can put an end to this bullying with its’ decades-long history.

“Systemic bullying, hazing and abuse generally are identified with poor, weak or toxic organizational cultures. Cultures that are toxic have stated ethical values that are espoused but not employed, and other non-ethical values which are operational, dominant, but unstated.

Such cultures thrive when good people are silent, silenced, or pushed out; when bad apples are vocal, retained, promoted, and empowered; and when the neutral majority remain silent in order to survive. Those who are most successful in such a toxic culture are those who have adapted to it, or adopted it as their own”. (McKay, Arnold, Fratzl & Thomas, 2008)

Thursday, April 19, 2012


You are cordially invited to attend and participate in this long-awaited conference.

Ever wondered about workplace bullying?
Do you need a career change?
Do you know what strategies are successful?

Here is a unique chance to obtain or enhance your qualifications in workplace bullying.  Listen to experts in the field, network with colleagues and obtain the most up-to-date information ever openly shared on a global stage.

Where? The Australian National Bullying Centre


The keynote speakers are known to be the most successful workplace bullies of all time

They will teach you
  • The most up-to-date strategies that are guaranteed to work
  • How to select strategies that are best suited to your situation
  • How to use direct and indirect methods of bullying to your advantage
  • How to use workplace bullying to its full effect
  • Which are the best methods to cover up bullying
  • How to develop a complaints system that does no real investigation
  • How to prevent yourself from behaving ethically, regardless of the pressure
  • How to find out which colleagues in your organization will support you and join in the workplace bullying
  • How to use tax payers’ money without a conscience
  • How to identify colleagues who stand in the way of your power trip.
Don’t delay
Enroll today


  1. We want to enrol now to expose the bullies! We want their names published in the papers to shame them.


    Take action before more innocent lives and academic careers are destroyed!

  2. A genuine bullied staff memberApril 20, 2012 at 12:06 AM

    This posting, by as I guess an adiminstrator of this website is crap, and slanderous. I have followed this website for reinforecment of my own experiences of bullying.

    I have read that this website is based on fact and somewhere I remember reading something about what is published being able to be used in a court of law. This posting, however, is rather unbelievable and airs of frustration.

    Can you please advise where this course is being held, who is the coordinator, where can I enrol and what does it cost.
    This "IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT" has really made me think about the genuinness of this website.

    As someone who I think has been genuinely bullied, I am actually quite disgusted with this post.

    PS Who are the Keynote speakers

    1. Devastated UoN academicApril 20, 2012 at 8:04 AM

      Dear Genuine bullied staff member.
      I am also an academic who has been bullied out of my job, my career and my livelihood.
      Surely it is easy to see that this is a tongue-in-cheek announcement! No-one would have a conference all about how to bully.
      Those of us who have been bullied out of the University of Newcastle would know who the keynote speakers would be.

    2. To A genuine bullied staff member: I doubt you've been bullied. Have you really got the guts to come if we go and demonstrate at uni gate? I think you are a fake victim of bullying. Then this is not the forum for you.

  3. bullied out of UoNApril 20, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Dear Genuine bullied staff member
    I am also another (one of many) staff member bullied out of the University. I know that this post would have been rather unsettling, and obviously the pain for you (like all of us) is still so strong. I understood it to be a joke.
    Of course the bullies at the uni don't need a workshop - they are all doing very nicely. However, it has been proven time and again that to be successful and assured of a future at UoN it is an advantage if you become a bully. Please be assured that this site supports many of us who were and continue to be genuinely bullied

    1. As someone whose life and career has been completely destroyed by the bullies at the uon, I can't live without this blog and I speak for many in my position.

  4. The "man" in charge at the uni ordered an army of security guards (some admin staff joined in the action to show loyalty to their bosses - next promotion around the corner?! and others who were obviously told THEY'D be teaching Chinese next!) to take down the harmless "Save Our Major" posters put up by students of Chinese on campus when their program was sold to the Confucius Institute. By contrast, the uni turned a blind eye to other posters, some of a highly offensive and dangerous nature. The security guards, the "hired guns", were extremely ham-fisted and bullied the poor students (whose studies were completely disrupted) by demanding their ID, etc. No other persons, many external to the university, have been subjected to this rough treatment. "Democracy" and "free speech" are wonderfully alive at this university.

  5. Long live sexual freedom on campus!

    Long live religious freedom on campus!

    Crush staff dissent on campus!

    Stifle student protest on campus!

    Fortify the university with more policies and procedures!

    Enrich the university with more foreign providers!

  6. But carry on as they always did....

  7. This conference sounds very promising. I want to enrol so I can learn to bully the bullies - that's what they deserve!

  8. Hi, please show me how to dish out a few body blows to the bullies for destroying my life and career. I want them all destroyed and this would happen in a normal place with a fair system, but not at the UoN which is where these monsters thrive. I want to expose their nepotistic networks and cronies.