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, July 7, 2015

University of Newcastle - as long as it LOOKS good, who cares what is really happening!

Charm Offensive

The University of Newcastle is holding its 26th central coast graduation today, at its southern campus, with chancellor Paul Jeans and VC Caroline McMillen both attending. And you can bet they will be at their charming best, what with recent suggestions on the coast that Uni Newcastle does not have the area’s interests at heart and that the region needs its own institution. (CMM, June 4) The proposal, which appeared to catch Uni Newcastle by surprise, went nowhere, but you can bet the university is keen to ensure this is where it stays.

 Regional participation 2: This is particularly interesting given the recent brouhaha after two councils on the NSW Central Coast tried to stage a coup d’etat to expel Newcastle from its Ourimbah campus because they were not happy with the offerings. The overthrow was overturned. But Newcastle is about to hold its 26th birthday celebrations in Ourimbah. HW bets there will be balloons, cakes, lollies and red cordial galore to win some local sympathy back.


  1. A ruthless businessman and someone more flexible than Gumby, especially with morals. I would need some cake to go with that.

    Long live education
    No bullying forever

  2. If either individual finds the above comment offensive, please spare a thought for the victims of the sadistic pornographer who is comfortably in their employment.

    This senior lecturer has been complained about many times with no redress. Many people have been severely psychologically damaged by that person who has routinely described as sick, pathological and controlling. The sick person has also brought great shame to the University.

    Your call Paul and Caroline.

    Stop the bullies.