Victims of CSIRO Advocacy Group makes the News

Posted on June 14, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized |

News of the ‘Victims’ blog site has made it into the press.

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Published on June 14, 2012 by in Training, Trending

Blog Site Bullying, Harassment and Victimisation in the CSIRO Comes to Light

A blog site “Bullying, Harassment and Victimisation in the CSIRO” has been reported in the Tasmanian Times. They state on their site that they aim to provide a point of contact and information for current and former employees of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) who have experienced bullying, harassment, victimisation or other forms of anti-social behaviour as a result of their employment with CSIRO.

The Victims Of CSIRO group was formed in mid-2011 as a result of conversations between a number of former CSIRO employees who all shared common experiences of bullying, harassment and/or coercive behaviour whilst employees of the CSIRO.  It soon became apparent from the large body of information between the former employees that this was a significant issue requiring a coordinated approach to address effectively. A number of our members have previously approached CSIRO at both Senior Executive and Board level to address these issues without success.


Check out the following link to the Tasmanian Times.  The news article has attracted some supportive comments from readers:

Comments from the Tasmanian Times article below:

Comments (3)

  1. Congratulations on establishing this advocacy and support group for ethical CSIRO staff. It is long overdue.It is vital that the community get behind public sector employees who are prepared to speak out about
    damaging workplace cultures.

    This type of bullying and divisive culture has direct implications for the integrity of the science that is released in the public domain by CSIRO.

    Posted by Isla MacGregor  on  14/06/12  at  09:17 AM
  2. It should come as no surprise to Tasmanians that both major parties would like to enlist the public service to their political ends.The CSIRO is a member of a the Australian Forest Products Association, an industry lobby group seeking to ensure that biomass energy is certified as a carbon reduction activity.

    John Hayward

    Posted by john hayward  on  14/06/12  at  09:48 AM
  3. John Hayward, if this is true…BANG goes the credibility of the CSIRO. So poisons used and the forestry rape and burning is all approved and encouraged by the CSIRO is it???
    Posted by TV Resident  on  14/06/12  at  02:39 PM

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