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

Knowing cooperation, collusion and cover-up

"Corrupt acts typically required knowing cooperation among numerous employees.  Employees typically went along with activities that were obviously unethical.  Most such acts were committed by individuals who were upstanding members of the community, caring parents, and givers to charities" (Anand, 2004).


  1. People trust the University because they inherently trust authority not to harm them.

    They know this and exploit it. An educational facility would never intentionally harm its staff or students right?

    Actually this assumption is how they get away with atrocity. The University spends a great deal of time and money to appear healthy and people savvy. This is your money they are spending by the way.

    It is a false image compared to their real industry, exploitation.

  2. The quiet Newcastle confidence.

    The town was built on the blood of the natives and convicts. Later the town was a steel works and now is turning into a ghost town.

    The same politics prevail. The jailer and the conqueror reign brutally.

    It's funny when they talk about UoN not being very prominent. Have they thought about their real legacy like the endless plagiarism and misconduct scandals? No wonder no one else wants a bar of them.