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, June 9, 2015

"Newcastle didn’t do any soul searching ..... simply said it would promote its successes more vigorously"

"Gun boat diplomacy: Doug Eaton, the mayor of Wyong on the NSW Central Coast, last week got right up the nose of Newcastle University by threatening to establish an independent institution — while taking over Newcastle’s existing Ourimbah campus and proposed medical hub in Gosford. It was a wild and improbable dream, but Mayor Eaton reckons Newcastle has been treating the locals with disdain by offering them little subject choice and few full degrees. Of course the idea didn’t get past council but HW admires such brinkmanship. HW notes Newcastle didn’t do any soul searching over the brouhaha, simply said it would promote its successes more vigorously." The Australian - High wired

1 comment:

  1. The Central Coast should fight for autonomy. Newcastle University is going straight to hell in a hand basket.

    Ironically this won't be so noticeable now but when economic circumstances improve. They will cling to their backward ways while the rest of the world prospers.

    The University may also fall in a huge corrupt heap and they will not care who they take down with them.

    The University of Newcastle cannot accept any responsibility for its actions. Read this blog if you don't believe me.

    It's a shame. In this age of binary code and instant information access Newcastle University have made themselves completely redundant and they know it.