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)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Still waiting.......

In mid-September, four posts from this blog relating to Professor Nick Saunders (now at Bond University) were removed by Chilling Effects after they received a legal request to do so.

All these posts referred to Professor Nick Saunders and his new position at Bond University - the posts merely quoted newspaper and website reports of this appointment.
 
A video of ours which included information on Nick Saunders was blocked by YouTube in Australia. Surprisingly, it continue to be available via Facebook - see link. 
 
This is the email we received about our posts being removed:-
 
"Hello,

Blogger has been notified that content in your blog contains allegedly infringing content that may violate the rights of others and the laws of their country. The infringing content that has been made unavailable can be found at the end of this message.

The notice that we received, with any personally identifying information removed, will be posted online by a service called Chilling Effects athttp://www.chillingeffects.org. You can search for the notice associated with the removal of your content by going to the Chilling Effects search page athttp://www.chillingeffects.org/search.cgi, and entering in the URL of the blog post that was removed. If you have legal questions about this notification, you should retain your own legal counsel.

Sincerely,
The Blogger Team

http://stop-b-uon.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/in-interests-of-safety-please-sit-down.html
http://stop-b-uon.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/bond-university-appoints-new-dvc-and.html
http://stop-b-uon.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/nick-saunders-record-of-achievement.html
http://stop-b-uon.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/saunders-off-to-bond-university-as-dvc.html  "
 
 We have still had NO REASON for the removal of these posts.  According to Chilling Effects,

"The cease-and-desist or legal threat you requested is not yet available.
Chilling Effects will post the notice after we process it."
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How easy it is to silence free speech!  Video clips blocked, website posts removed, putting up posters about bullying at the University of  Newcastle prevented by Security, ...... WHAT NEXT..

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