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)

Friday, November 16, 2012

Anonymous whistleblowing

We know that many people affected by bullying at the University of Newcstle are naturally nervous to report misconduct that they experience, observe or hear of.

Westmead Hospital Whistleblowers have set up an anonymous dropbox - this allows you to report wrongdoing/misconduct without being traced.  Follow the steps on the website to ensure that your submission is anonymous.

1 comment:

  1. The idea of an anonymous dropbox is fine so long as it is managed by an independent third party. No use sending tip offs to those you are whistleblowing about is there.
    I love the idea of this site and the thoughts behind it though.