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 11, 2012

Lawyers question workplace bullying protections

On the ABC 7.30 report last night, MOIRA RAYNER, LAW INSTITUTE OF VICTORIA stated that 
" I have always regarded bullying as a failure by management and all our bullying laws is unsatisfactory because they don't give the individual a personal right of redress. If they make a WorkCover claim or a WorkSafe claim and it doesn't end up because of technicalities in addressing their problems, then the person who's been bullied, victimised and psychologically if not physically harmed may well have on top of that a sense of grave injustice."

Thie 7.30 Report discusses the horrific setting alight of a young apprentice.

Watch TV report here
If victims cannot be protected from such dangerous physical bullying, what hope is there for those of us who have been psychologically bullied, victimised and ostracised? 

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