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)

Monday, June 18, 2012


We have had 45,000 visitors to our blog
There have been 144 posts.
We have had 676 comments posted on our blog
195 people have reported bullying at the University of Newcastle to our survey.

What an amazing response!

(What a pity this blog is about workplace bullying at the University of Newcastle - imagine how fantastic it would be if it was about DEALING with the bullies and the bullying culture) 


  1. Well done. I know that this blog has helped so many people.
    Just knowing that you are not the only one that has had their career and life destroyed at the Uni of Newcastle is comforting. But also very sad that others have had to endure the same traumatic experience, and that it keeps on happening.

  2. May those bullies at the UoN who tormented me for all of those years burn in hell. This blogsite has my full support!

  3. This blog is a hugely important resource in helping to raise awareness of the affects of bullying in higher education, particularly at the UoN. I want to nominate the providers for an Order of Australia, knowing it will be well deserved.

    The Parliamentary Inquiry that starts next week should be drawn to this site for information and reference.

    Please keep up the good work keeping the bastards honest and exposed for the good of this country.