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, October 30, 2014


Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.
- Haile Selassie

1 comment:

  1. The trouble with placing sociopaths in leadership position (guess who) is that they truly don't care about the results they bring to others, only to themselves.

    "I just want to help people" is a load of shit. Doubly when you see exactly what they have done for others which is pitifully fuck all. Not everyone wants to be a "disruptive innovator".

    We deserve leaders with a conscience and some moral reasoning. The current management are costing the region's future and the negative spiral of events will not affect them. They will be paid up and gone when everyone discovers their swindle.

    This is not good enough. Not for young minds who will have to deal with enough corporate crap outside of education.