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 2, 2012


Congratulations to Gillian Sneddon, a Hunter area whistleblower who was treated abysmally.  She has now been victorious in court..

"I've won the one against Parliament, the one against Orkopoulos and the one against the State of NSW.

‘That’s what I wanted – justice. It wouldn’t have been right to have lost this case.’’

Gillian has shown much dignity and courage and her victory is an important one for justice and fairness in Australia.

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