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)

Thursday, February 28, 2013


We have been alerted to this protest.  For further information or questions, please email directly to standupagainstbullying15032013@gmail.com

1 comment:

  1. The central theme of this protest must be a concerted protest against the University of Newcastle as a bullying stronghold in the whole country.

    People should wear masks made in the image of the notorious bullies who have destroyed lives and careers, past and present, whether they are still in power or not. We must also alert the world to the bullies that the UoN has exported to other institutions, cities and countries.

    The University of Newcastle should be served with a letter, asking them to explained why, as a a publically funded institution of learning, students and staff have been fed so many lies, disinformation that totally dishonours what the university should stand for.