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)

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

"Bullying is not OK, even if you are Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson" ...... or an academic or staff member of the University of Newcastle

"How astonishing it has been to watch prominent members of the political and media establishment defend the obnoxious, bullying and possibly criminal behaviour of TV celebrity Jeremy Clarkson after he assaulted a colleague." SMH

True, and also.......

How astonishing it is to watch prominent members of the University of Newcastle defend the obnoxious, bullying and possibly criminal behaviour of senior academics and senior management at the University of Newcastle after they have bullied, harassed and ostracised other staff and students.


  1. They are not only defended - they seem to be actively cushioned and protected. I can think of only two offenders who have been now gone, and even then that was under the guise of other 'reasons'. Good, dedicated staff are pushed out while these horrors continue the pattern unhindered. I just don't understand it.

  2. Sociopaths are most comfortable with other sociopaths. Yet the result is fractious and downright criminal.

    Fire the whole management and start again I say.