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, July 16, 2012

Public Hearings on Workplace Bullying

It is encouraging to see the flurry of news articles and information appearing as the public hearings into workplace bullying move around Australia.

Here are a few links to some of them.

Brodie Panlock's parents spoke at the Public Hearing in Melbourne and Monash University also made a submission.


In a timeous article, TIME magazine have reported on workplace bullying and provides research findings from nurses in Canada (Workplace Bullying: The Problem — and Its Costs — Are Worse Than We Thought) 

Public Hearings are still to take place in 
  • Darwin Tuesday 17 July 2012,
  • BRISBANE:Wednesday 18 July 2012
  • ADELAIDE:Tuesday 7 August 2012
  • PERTH: Wednesday 8 August 2012
  • CANBERRA: Friday 17 August 2012

For details see here.

1 comment:

  1. The senior managers of the UoN should be running a few workshop for all the bullies it has promoted, warning of actions coming their way for ruining the lives and careers of the most ethical academics.

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