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.

Help make a difference –

*answer our survey,

*contribute to the blog, or

*contact us.

This will help us gather as much information as possible so that we can put an end to this bullying with its’ decades-long history.

“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, August 18, 2014

Does McCloy suffer from the new "University of Newcastle" disease?

Jeff McCloy, the mayor of Newcastle, has just resigned - "before being pushed"

He has an engineering degree from the University of Newcastle and he also provides a scholarship for students at the University.

Did he catch the new variant of Newcastle disease (now named as the "University of Newcastle" disease) when he studied there?


  1. He must of learned how to behave so self centredly somewhere. I see vast parallels between himself and the actions of John Germov et al.

    The University have partaken of the corruption in Newcastle. If there is one institution that can match the council pound for pound with unethical behaviour it's Newcastle University.

    Not often an educational facility gets the lions share of the CBD "redevelopment" and can pass it off as credible, yet they have.

    The University of Newcastle is rare in that it has the highest external investigation for scandals like plagiarism and staff misconduct in the world. Long live ICAC.

    That also doesn't include the massive amounts of unreported sexual abuse and harassment, racism, ostracism and bullying.

    Don't believe me? The University was the first in the whole country to be found guilty of wilfully destroying a staff member's mental health (Dr Michelle Adams) and be forced in court to pay compensation to her.

    Many other leading academics were treated the same brutal and unfair way. My own experience at the University was very similar to hers.

    The only thing that stopped Jeff was a court deposition. The only thing the University will respond to is the same.

    The University must be held accountable.

    For too long hundreds of innocent staff and students have suffered under the corrupt ways of the University.

    They have proven they can easily silence an individual with their huge lawyers and libel team. They can also use large amounts of tax payer's money as hush settlements.

    Start asking questions and they will go silent.

    For example, the University have tried to refute any claims they are responsible for the Michelle Adams case in the media. They even suggested the protest from supporters was unnecessary. The University have no right to claim this.

    We will never give in until the criminals at the University who abused us and tried to take away our freedom are brought to justice.

    Opportunity and a fair go for all. Worth fighting for.

  2. ...and ironically Jeff McCloy can't be held completely responsible. It is the system of parasites who accept bribes as much as those who offer them.

    It is possible to say no. I assume the accepting of bribes and corrupt practice is part of the "disruptive innovation" marketing push from the University.

    Disruptive innovation. What exactly is that? Are we that juvenile?

    Far better to act honestly. This is actually a much more marketable quality than slimy jargon and scented air. Longer lasting too.

  3. Caroline McMillen "We don't compare ourselves to other universities" (speaking in third person)

    Jeff McCloy "Jeff McCloy is not a property developer" (speaking in third person)