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,

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*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, June 30, 2012

Public hearing in Sydney

The public hearing of the Inquiry into Workplace Bullying will be held at

Parliament House, Macquarie Room, Macquarie Street

Tuesday 10 July 2012, 9:30am - 3:30pm
Program: (not available)


As noted in a previous post on this wwebsite

"The committee determines who shall be called to a hearing. The committee secretariat will contact witnesses to advise the date, time and place of a hearing.
An organisation called to give evidence generally can determine who will represent it at the hearing, although a committee may request specific office holders or individuals to attend. Organisations should ensure that they send to the hearing witnesses who have appropriate knowledge of the issues before the committee.
It is helpful if organisations advise the committee secretary as soon as possible after being called to a hearing of the names of the people who will attend
Those who decline the committee's invitation to attend a hearing can be summoned to appear if the committee considers the circumstances warrant such action."

For additional information go to this website


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