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)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Government's response to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Workplace Bullying

The Government has published its full response to the Report from the Parliamentary Inquiry into Workplace Bullying which took place last year..

Their response states that

"We acknowledge the significant and in many cases very personal contribution made by more than 300 individuals and organisations to the Inquiry through evidence and submissions." 

 A number of individuals who have been bullied out of the University of Newcastle made submissions and a summary of our survey (195 respondents) was also accepted as evidence.

Their response also states that 
"The Government supports or supports in principle 19 of the 23 recommendations, and notes four recommendations. The Government thanks the Committee, and all the contributors to the Inquiry, for their efforts in developing this report."

The complete Government response can be read here and a short media release can be read here.


  1. What is the UoN's response to the parliamentary inquiry?

    Continued coverup.

  2. Promotion of even more bullies!