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)

Thursday, March 13, 2014

No excuse

"Why is this psychological injury of SO MANY staff at Newcastle University being treated so lightly? If it were a physical injury criminal assault charges would be laid. What makes it worse is that the most senior managers of the University are professionals in the medical field. ..There is no excuse for them allowing this assault to occur. It is the responsibility of the University Council to immediately suspend them pending an independent investigation." Newcastle Herald 20.03.2010.


  1. There is a higher percentage of people in education and health who are sociopaths. Their job description helps them evade detection. They are instantly trusted instead of having to earn it.

  2. Examining the evidence surrounding UoN policy including information they don't want you to know.

    The percentage of sociopaths in the Newcastle tertiary sector is even higher than average. This is because of Newcastle's regional status and its isolation from the true standard (ie; real universities in Sydney and Melbourne for example)

    What I mean is that in an industry that attracts sociopaths is even more highly stocked with toxic humans in Newcastle.

  3. In an organisation well stocked with sociopaths, individuals who are not sociopaths are sometimes depicted as atypical.

    The non-sociopath is an individual whose moral convictions and community minded beliefs are evident in their behaviour, not their speech.

    Such a person is an open target for a sociopath. Organisational group logic authored by sociopaths will target innocent people. The UoN's current policy is a good example.

    Often a victim will claim that the weight of their own well wishing and altruism is the force which the sociopath uses against them. It certainly felt that way to me.

    If I was a sociopath I would still be at the UoN. Instead I chose to obey my conscience and honour the belief that education is about enriching the human condition, not degrading it.

    Actually, I had no choice.

    Lying is lying, coercion and bullying for personal gain is fundamentally wrong to me. That is why they targeted me. I stood out. I refused to adopt their attitude and paid the price.