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)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Submissions to the Workplace Bullying Review in the public domain

A list of the submissions to the parliamentary Workplace Bullying Review are now being placed on their website.  So far there are 89 submissions with more on the way.

The submissions authorised for publication can be viewed or downloaded from their website.  Most of those that have been authorised for publication are from unions, organisations, societies, lawyers, etc.

Unfortunately details are being deleted from the submissions before they are authorised for publication.  A number of ex-staff from the University of Newcastle have made individual submissions and there is also a submission based on the survey conducted at the Uni.  Although there will be submissions from other Australian universities, those from the University of Newcastle should be identifiable.

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