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)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Privacy Awareness Week

Last week was Privacy Awareness Week at the University of Newcastle.

One of the privacy principles is
"Use and disclose information for the primary purpose of collection unless the person consents or an exemption applies." (Privacy management Plan)

How come those bullied at this university for exposing unethical actvities are ostracised and blacklisted, both within the university and to staff in other universities or organizations?

Another case of "everything is fine at the University of Newcastle as long as we have a policy"?

1 comment:

  1. If you believe your privacy has been breached you can make a complaint to the NSW or Federal Privacy Commissioner (privacy@privacy.gov.au).

    Be aware that the NSW Privacy Commissioner is largely a toothless tiger, pandering to big business and govt agencies.