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, September 18, 2012

Four easy steps to prevent freedom of speech

  1. Someone puts some facts on the web about you that you don't like (e.g. Professor Nick Saunders, ex-University of Newcastle and now from Bond University).
  2. You use your/your organisation's money to pay a lawyer to complain to Google.
  3. Google immediately removes the "offending" material.
  4. Do they check it first for defamation, copyright infringement, or whatever? No - they just remove the material with no reasons given.

Google may eventually give its reasons
but in the meantime
the website is presumed to be guilty until proved innocent.

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