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)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

We are not alone!

Our youtube clip on bullying at the University of Newcastle was blocked almost immediately and is not available to be viewed in Australia.

It is "heartening" (in a bizarre way) to hear what has happened to the website "A Workcover victim's diary"
"Yesterday, a workcover victims diary was off line most of the day, in particular access was impossible in the afternoon and most of the evening. Our host service provider explained to us that there was too much traffic on our site and this can be caused by an intentional attack or simply by over-popularity of the site. Given the history of certain WorkCover Authorities and Allianz workers comp insurer’s of attempting to make entire copies of our site, we would not be surprised that a WorkCover Authority, MP and/or agent was responsible for the “traffic jam”."

The attack on our website and on other similar ones clearly demonstrates that speaking the truth is VERY SCARY to many of the organisations involved.


  1. Caroline McMillen has shown us she's even worse than her predecessors in repeating the lies of the previous regime. Or she is totally hoodwinked by them.

    That is obviously her new vision for the uni.

    Where is hope?

  2. It's interesting to see rumours and lies being deliberately spread by bullies to cover up their own corrupt conduct.

    The most tragic thing is number of fools willing to assist the barbarous thugs in their cover-ups by lending a willing ear to them.

    1. Spreading rumours and lies is the only tactic the bullies know, but I expect the victims of bullying to show discernment.

  3. I wonder why the uni's gagged so many staff from speaking out.

    There must be a lot of skeletons in their cupboard and we need to dig them up, have them aired and give them a proper burial so people can move on.

    Guys, it's time to expose the UoN for what it is.

    We need a South African style "truth and reconcilisation commission" where we can point at the bullies and say to them: You bullied me and you go to jail for it!

  4. Gagging is the admission of guilt.