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.

Help make a difference –

*answer our survey,

*contribute to the blog, or

*contact us.

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)

Saturday, April 14, 2012


Truth, Honesty and Respect are not dead in Australia!

"WorkSafe has found the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) has seriously failed to address bullying by senior management."

""Bullying should never happen anywhere," said WorksSafe ACT Commissioner Mark McCabe."

"Education Minister Chris Bourke says the CIT will have to prove its implementing the changes."

Read more or watch more here.

There were SEVEN cases at the Canberra Institute of Technology.
OVER 190 people have reported bullying at the University of Newcastle in our survey.

What is the matter with New South Wales??

Can it be true that there is NO-ONE, NOT EVEN ONE PERSON, in the whole of New South Wales who will stand up and investigate the bullying at the Univesity of Newcastle?


  1. WorkSafe should come to Newcastle and their workload would increase by 20 folds, judging from the number of people who took part in the survey and were bullied.

    1. I am one of the seven referred to in the news article. It has taken four years to get this far - it is a long road but we will get there in the end.