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)

Friday, September 20, 2013

Newcastle Meeting

The Injured Workers Support Network is holding a meeting next week in Newcastle.

Location: Trades Hall Council, L2-R3, Devonshire House, 406 King, Newcastle West, NSW 2302
Date of next meeting: Wednesday, September 25th, 2013.
Time: 11.30am – 1.30pm.

Important: Please RSVP by 24th September 2013 on  (02) 9749 7566  or by email: adam.grumley@injuredworkerssupport.org.au

"Please feel free to invite friends, family members and other interested community members who may be able to assist us moving forward.

There are a number of initiatives we would like to discuss that will forward our aim of highlighting the adverse impact changes are having on injured workers and their families.
  • Unions NSW WHS representative presentation
  • Workers Compensation research & information session
  • Representative from Turner Freeman Lawyers will be in attendance
  • Injured workers share their experiences
  • Community based activities
  • Any other issues " stop bullying stop bullying stop bullying with UoN stop bullying with UoN


  1. Would it be possible to discuss the conduct of the UoN staff at this meeting?

  2. I am going solely for that purpose.