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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“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, September 14, 2012

No freedom of speech!!!!!!

We have been silenced again!

FOUR posts about Nick Saunders and his new post at Bond University have been removed from this blog, after Google received a legal request to do so.

These posts referred and quoted newspaper reports and announcements by Bond University.

Who would have thought that this would happen in a democratic country like Australia!
What does Nick Saunders have to hide from Bond?


  1. Once a bully, always a bully!

  2. I wonder who paid for the lawyers.


  4. You need to be on a massive salary when you have to deal with YouTube and Google so frequently.

  5. The man and the UoN must have a lot to hide from Bond and others!

  6. Were those posts about Nick's predecessor?

    He should be proud to be working with Prof. Mortley as one of his capable Deans at Bond.

    The UoN should really invite Prof. Mortley back to impart his experience and wisdom in 21st century university governance. He gave Newcastle a badly needed clean-out by getting rid of a lot of deadwood. These days, the brightest like the group that runs this blog all got bullied out.

    There was definitely no need for a blog like this one to exist when Prof. Morley was at the helm.

  7. One should fire a question at Google as to whose interests it serves, the bully's or his victims'.

  8. It is a bit like Wikileaks. When the truth is told, and someone in power does not like like, the telling of the truth suddenly becomes illegal. The thing is, it doesn't make it any less the truth.

  9. This is just another slap in the face for the many men and women at UoN who have been bullied out of academia for speaking out. Why can't those in leadership positions handle the truth???

  10. We speak the truth and that makes us powerful and feared.

    The only way they know how to handle us is suppression.

    University leaders take note: the greater the suppression, the greater the resistance.

    This is the beauty of living in a democracy!