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)

Saturday, March 16, 2013


Professor Caroline McMillen, Vice Chancellor of the University of Newcastle, as reported in the Newcastle Herald,
"accused the anti-bullying group of its own ‘‘cyberbullying’’, reprising comments made by the university in relation to a protest against her predecessor, Nick Saunders, in 2011."

Here is the Youtube clip that the University had blocked in Australia (viewed via the creator's facebook page).  Youtube did not consider it illegal.


Judge for yourselves if this is cyberbullying!

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