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, February 13, 2013

New CIO (Chief Information Officer) position available

"The University of Newcastle is on the hunt for a chief information officer after Mary Sharp's departure from the role in December last year."

"The University hopes to appoint a permanent replacement who is able to understand and anticipate future directions in teaching. "

The University of Newcastle should also notify applicants that they will have to be involved in blocking emails that relate to bullying or anything that is critical of the University, no matter how much evidence is presented.

Here is what happened to our emails when we were trying to give staff and students an opportunity to describe their bullying experiences.

"Anti-bullying messages blocked at request of Mary Sharp (49215723): media@newcastle.edu.au (state 14)."


  1. How many short-lived CIOs has the UoN had since 2005? We've lost count.

    I was still on the pay roll and my access to uni mail, my own office computer was denied and some servile admin ass-licker even erased my name from the School's scanner menu months before I was forced out, in a bid to get his/herself promoted. They are too stupid to realise that the victims of these morons, however persecuted and dreaded for their talents and decency, normally have a much higher IQ and CAN put their names into the scanner menu again. While sabotage causes terrible inconveniences for the bullied, the bullies compromise themselves and show themselves to be just that, bullies.

    How can the UoN hope to be remembered for anything except a place where professional sabotage, meanness, petty jealousies and persecution of the innocent is the order of the day?

    It's these corrupt individuals who actually make the corruption so rife.

    And who was in charge of the uni info system?

    The all powerful DVC academic and global relations.

  2. The University of Newcastle has always had crap IT leadership. Ann Walters is a dinosaur and was out of her depth back in the '90's. It's no surprise she is still there, because people who work at the University either are competent and go elsewhere, or not competent and stay forever.