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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“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)

Monday, April 9, 2012

What is wrong with Hungary?

The president of Hungary has been forced to resign. 
He has been accused of plagiarism in his PhD. 
The university in  Budapest that awarded him his PhD stripped it from him.

So what is wrong with Hungary? Are they crazy?

Staff who plagiarise should be rewarded and promoted.

Is there a position at the University of Newcastle for this man?
He would quickly be promoted up the ranks here.
He has been an Olympic fencer - this will help him dodge any problems.  Also just think how useful fencing would be as an additional method of bullying anyone who reports misconduct.

Is there a new career waiting for him at the University of Newcastle?


  1. Hey, this is a good one. lol

  2. There might be an RA job waiting for him. He doesn't need to do anything really challenging... lol

  3. A PVC suits better.