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, March 12, 2014

A surreal nightmare of a world where the truth no longer existed"

"My experience of reporting bullying at the University of Newcastle resulted in entering a surreal nightmare of a world where the truth no longer existed. The bullies (and the reputation of the uni) had to be protected and I was designated as a pariah, a non-person to be eliminated from academia. Evidently my experience was not unique. Management must accept that when they neglect or deny the issue, they become part of the bullying process." (Newcastle Herald, 17.3.2010).

1 comment:

  1. Chemicals you will need to study at the UoN

    Insecticide - the main campus is built near swamp land and is infested with mosquitoes.

    Sunscreen - being a mostly open plan University the risk of sun exposure is high

    Alcohol - to be used in copious amounts recreationally both on and off campus. The only recreational spaces at the University are bars. Newcastle has a reputation for out of control violence at city establishments.

    Valium - sleeplessness and stress induced by unchecked bullying

    Anti-depressants - if you are a whistleblower or don't like the unfair practices of the University and the bullying has intensified.

    Lithium Carbonate - after having your future stripped from you and your life becomes unbearable, leading to increased medical intervention and possible self harm.

    Apathy. The final remedy for an institution that prides itself on how much evil it can carry out and still fool the public.

    Google - the one tool stronger than their lies, this includes the notion of free speech.

    Other people - Meeting and sharing stories with other victims of the UoN. Our heartbreak put into agitation for changing things for the better.

    Success - the best revenge after finding other Universities find bullying and plagiarism unacceptable.