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)

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Deny, silence, gag, defend,...........

"The University of Newcastle has defended a five fold increase of its spending on hospitality for its international student agents, saying it was due to a "training event". (ABC)

The university's Deputy Vice-Chancellor Andrew Parfitt has told the ABC that it has developed an extremely rigorous and comprehensive approach to protecting and maintaining academic integrity."

"The University of Newcastle provided documents showing it previously paid undisclosed commissions totalling almost $24 million to international student agents since 2010.

It has also revealed that money spent on hospitality for the agents soared from $8,000 to $36,000 last year.

The university said the extra spending was "an investment in a training event" in 2014."

$36,000 is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING for the University of Newcastle.

It spends endless amounts of money on using legal firms to get rid of whistleblowers,  providing higher salaries, rewards and promotion to academics who get rid of whistleblowers, to silence/gag students and staff who have been bullied/harassed/victimised at the University, paying senior management exorbitant salaries, keeping the vast media and spin department going, etc etc.

As a taxpayer, are you happy for your money to be used like this?

Would you like $36,000 to be spent on your next company event?

What about $24 million - yes, $24,000,000.00?


  1. Ok troglodyte picture aside, does he really think he is fooling anyone with his lies?

  2. Where are the results of his so called efforts?