Bullying at the University of Newcastle (Australia)

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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)

Monday, April 21, 2014

Lessons to be learned regarding sexual harassment of University students......

University Of Missouri Mishandled Sexual Assault Case, Review Finds

"An independent report released Friday says the University of Missouri failed to follow parts of the federal law that governs sexual harassment on campus when handling the case of a former swimmer's suicide.

The report concludes administrators on the Columbia campus should have investigated 20-year-old Sasha Menu Courey's 2011 death after her parents raised questions about the events leading to her suicide. Menu Courey alleged she was sexually assaulted during her freshman year by as many as three football players, 16 months before she died."

"The report makes no specific recommendations for possible changes but instead provides a detailed accounting of the university's response. Among its primary findings: The university lacked a policy advising employees of their obligations to report suspected sexual assault and harassment, which federal law suggested." (Huffington Post).


  1. The University of Newcastle just expelled a student who was sexually harassed and stalked by a member of staff. The stalker kept his job. Why is this University exempt from the law?

  2. The University thinks themselves above the law which is why they argue statistics (top 3% in the world, what ever that means) but is also that "we don't compare ourselves to other universities".

    The truth will out. When it does there will be stories so shocking the public will want the place shut down.

    The university is sick, underhand and degrading place to work and study. The fact that the lecturer wasn't expelled or queried is very disturbing and morally wrong.