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)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Shorten proposes beefed-up anti-bullying measures


Bill Shorten has appeared on ABC News 24 today.  Watch the video clip here.

"Employment Minister Bill Shorten says new anti-bullying measures before Parliament will provide a greater role for the Fair Work Commission."

1 comment:

  1. This blog should also name the most searched for bullies of the UoN.

    It's high time you had a name and shame session, whether the bullies are still flying high insitu or have escaped due punishment for their crimes or are dead. The most important thing is to stop bullies in their tracks here and prevent them from exporting their "management style" to other institutions and countries.

    You guys should do everything you can to make sure the bullies don't get away.