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)

Monday, October 29, 2012

Another gentle nudge!

We initially chose not to moderate the comments on this website – we did want everyone to have their say, report their experiences and air their concerns about bullying at the University.   We have been encouraged by how much activity there is on this website and how many visitors we continue to have. 
Recently we have had to moderate comments - we try to be as fair as possible.  However, this is a gentle reminder to use this blog as a forum on bullying at the University of Newcastle – this includes the discussion of related issues (e.g. whistleblowing) which involved bullying.  

We would ask you please to find a more suitable forum to express your views and concerns on other aspects of the University of Newcastle.  Alternatively, you could set up your own blogsite.

Thank you for helping to keep this blog focussed on the bullying that has occurred, and continues to occur, at the University of Newcastle.

1 comment:

  1. To find out bullying events and course of conducts, if it is a culture in this University, we need start from every single story in the School of UoN. If we tell you results directly, you or the readers might not understand.
    The reasons, we picked up or raised some of the simple things in the School, and tell the impossible things happenning in UoN, then we can conclude why the bullying happened to you and why it is a culture. The reason you raised your issues up, but refused by the senior administrative offices inthe School. Because they bond together, they have benifits to be shared... There were some dirty things between them.