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)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Victoria Police video on bullying

Victoria Police have a video about bullying (school, workplace, wherever) which includes interviews with Brodei Panlock's parents and also Allem's parents.

The message from the police on this video is that anyone in Victoria who is being bullied can report this to the police.

Hopefully, the other states will move into the 21st century on the crime of bullying.


  1. We applaud Victoria Police for this initiative, however it woule be great if they could start in their own backyard first............

  2. It's a pity I didn't video my experience of many instances of bullying at the hands of the senior executives of the UoN. Judgement day will come for THEM too, one way or another.