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, January 7, 2013


  1. We have not forgotten all of those who have been bullied out of the UoN for reporting misconduct or for behaving ethically.

    We will maintain our fight till justice is done.

    The new year has given us new impetus!

  2. While I agree with the sentiment, does anyone else find it ironic that the source chosen had a hand in the Half-Caste Law being past around the turn of the 20th Century and was one of the most high profile members of the early eugenics movement (and as such was the ideological impetus for the Holocaust)?