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)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

What employer would want academics like this?

These are comments from students about lecturers at the University of Newcastle.
  • "is a fantastic lecturer".
  • "Overall, I would describe ? as: Knowledgeable, approachable, an inspiration, a role model, a compassionate educator".
  • "deserves the Supervisor of the Year award".
  • "it was a privilege to receive education from ?".
  • "Your lectures were incredible"
  • *was a truly inspirational educator who I hold as a personal role model"
  • "? should have been included in the 100 remarkable women"
  • "an inspirational lecturer".
So where are they now?

All of them have been bullied, harassed and victimised by the University of Newcastle.
All of them have lost their jobs at the University of Newcastle. Alison Ferguson ethics
All of them have had their lives, vocations and health damaged by the University of Newcastle.


  1. If an example was needed of the hypocrisy of Newcastle, it would be difficult to find a better one than them offering unsuspecting parents a seminar to deal with bullying in schools via the link below.
    Rather than parents worrying about what happens before university, what about a warning re what happens after enrolling at Newcastle?

  2. Ok so the child is armed against person to person bullying. Great if it works

    Even better PR for a University with a massive massive bullying problem.

    What the University cannot prepare a student for is systematic bullying which is automatically upheld by the management. A management that got to where they were by being bullies.

    Parents. If you want your child destroyed send them to rock paper scissor wtf bullying University of Newcastle. They do care. About you not getting in the way of their "interests".