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)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

209 submissions to the Workplace Bullying Inquiry

There has been a dramatic increase in the number of submissions to the Workplace Bullying Inquiry - from 89 to the current 209.

A total of 71submissions have so far been authorised for publication.

At last individual submissions (indicated by initials), including some relating to the University of Newcastle, can be viewed on the website.

This is a huge step - it means that even people who were gagged by their organisations have the opportunity to publicly report the bullying they experienced without fear of litigation (under parliamentary privilege).


  1. I wonder what the UoN will do about being named as the Bulliversity of the country!?

    It's a foregone conclusion, isn't it?

  2. I can already identify behaviours that are still happening at the UoN. Thank you for sharing your stories. Certainly puts current dealings into perspective.

  3. Given the revelations of the above post, Newcastle Herald should ask the UoN management to explain their weird management practices in violation of the human dignity of its employees.