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)

Monday, May 26, 2014


"Ostracism is just one of the many forms of bullying, it is also the most debilitating malevolent practice by bullies in their desire to eliminate a person from the workplace. To be shunned and treated like an outcast as though you have committed some unforgiveable crime strips away your self esteem, and breaks your heart and soul. 

I can forgive them for the many of the horrendous things that they did to me, but the wound of being ostracised by my colleagues and staff in my discipline, School, Faculty and eventually the University will stay with me for the rest of my life"
  (victim of bullying at the University of Newcastle).

1 comment:

  1. My experience was that the sociopath in our midst created a negative flow of relating to one another which eventuated in terminations of jobs and friendships, created a cynical outlook and mass apathy. If he had not been installed many tragedies could have been avoided.

    The faculty I left has never been more shoddy. Even their often lauded projects have failed because they have ignored the fact that it is people who are the product.

    The fact is the University has shot itself in the foot reputation wise over and over again. Sadly they haven't learned a thing.

    With voluntary fee introduction they are going to be wiped out. Universities will actually have to compete on reputation rather than take it for granted.

    I predicted the faculty would fold in 2015 and I was right. No one wants to pay good money for shit.