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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This will help us gather as much information as possible so that we can put an end to this bullying with its’ decades-long history.

“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)

Friday, November 24, 2017

Banning sex between academics and students

"Academics at RMIT University in Melbourne are calling for Australian universities to institute a blanket ban on sex between faculty members and students." (ABC online)

Whoa!! That's big!

10 per cent of all postgraduate students in Australia had been sexually harassed by a tutor or lecturer, and 6 per cent of undergraduate students, according to the Australian Human Rights Commission survey.

It is well known that sexual harassment and sexual relationships occur in certain schools at the University of Newcastle.

It's also well known that those students often get privileged access to employment based on these relationships.  Nepotism, nepotism, everywhere!

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