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)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Workplace bullying submissions cleared for publication

So far 19 submissions out of 89 have been cleared for publication on the Standing Committee's website.  The majority of these are submissions from organisations, professionals etc.

Only one of these is a submission from a person who has been bullied.

Other submissions from individuals who have been bullied, including some from ex-staff/ex-students of the University of Newcastle, will appear soon.


  1. This is a great victory for the victims of bullying!

  2. No doubt there will be more dirt coming out of the wash in the coming days. If I were a bully, I would be going into hiding.

    Stay tuned.