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)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Uni apologising???

The University of Newcastle has apparently apologised to the thousands of students whose details were published online.

"Deputy Vice-Chancellor Andrew Parfitt says the incident was caused by a configuration error with one of its servers."

Better late than never .... it happened 18 months ago.

 "We certainly know the configuration error occurred about 18 months ago and we realise that's quite unacceptable.

How much longer do we need to wait for the University of Newcastle to apologise for the breaches of privacy against many of us whose reputations have been purposely and calculatingly destroyed by academic staff spreading rumours about us?

It is so easy to apologise to students whose privacy has been breached by a "configuration error".

What about academic staff whose privacy has been breached by other academic staff - senior lecturers, professors, lecturers from the Faculties of Education and Arts, Science and IT etc etc?
Would that mean that the Uni would have to actually deal with the harassment, victimisation and bullying from senior academic staff?


  1. This blog is a lifeline for me.

    I am from a disadvantaged background and what happened to me at the University of Newcastle made me want to end my life.

    I have very little money or hope for the future. This whole entire town is actually getting so dysfunctional I am trying to save every cent I can to eventually escape.

    I didn't think a place marketed as "a place of opportunity" where a student can "aim high" would pretty much destroy my whole life but it has.

    The chancellory is a sociopath, so is the head of school who damaged me. They are protecting eachother under the university banner and there is nothing you or I as individuals can do to stop them.

    Previous investigations into the University have revealed plagiarism and bullying on a scale that is unprecedented. If you are thinking of coming to Newcastle to study, please read what I wrote above and consider protecting yourself from becoming another victim.

  2. For one staff member who shall remain nameless please take notice of the recent shaming of a one highly esteemed celebrity for sexual misconduct.

    Your turn is coming, you will not escape the truth.

  3. The whole town is corrupt. The town mayor is under investigation by ICAC (a federal watchdog for corrupt activity). He apparently bribed a local MP with 10,000 dollars to sway his favour for property development opportunities in the CBD.

    As I understand it, the University is in close collusion with the town council.

    Please heed this warning. Many innocent lives have been destroyed in Newcastle, many more are going to be destroyed. The whole town is teeming with rape, suicide, drug and alcohol addiction and massive amounts of bullying. I am just trying to survive the hell here. Don't come here to work or study it is dangerous beyond belief.