Professor Barry Spur suspended by University after racist emails

Professor Barry Spurr suspended by University of Sydney after racist emails

The Sydney Morning Herald, October 17, 2014

Amy McNeilage Reporter

The University of Sydney has suspended Barry Spurr after the professor was exposed for referring to people as “abos”, “bogans”, “fatsoes”, “Mussies” and “Chinky-Poos” in a series of leaked emails.
The university released a statement on Friday saying he was suspended, effective immediately, “from teaching and engaging in any other University business and is precluded from attending any University campus, while the matter is investigated”. Continue reading

Misogynist rants from Young Libs

Misogynist rants from Young Libs
August 10, 2014
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Henrietta Cook and Farrah Tomazin

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‘Social media is a very, very tricky game for people’ according to Dr Lauren Rosewarne.
Young Liberals at one of the country’s most elite universities have posted racist, crude and misogynist comments on social media, describing women as ”sluts”, Muslims as ”degenerates” and saying all feminists are ugly. Continue reading

NSW minister accused of racial slur

5:35pm June 19, 2014
The comment was made during a heated exchange between Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham and Roads Minister Duncan Gay in question time in the upper house on Thursday.
Mr Buckingham asked the minister to name one potential user of the controversial proposed Needles Gap Dam in western NSW.
Mr Gay, a Nationals MP, quoted from a comment left on an online article in the Central Western Daily about the dam attributed to a user called “Leafman”.
“Leafman said … `we just cannot go back to running around the bush with spears and boomerangs – we have to have water security’,” Mr Gay told parliament. Continue reading

No Laughing Matter

No laughing matter
November 15, 2013
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Work In Progress
James Adonis is one of Australia’s best-known people-management thinkers
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What sort of a leader would you make?
What sort of a leader would you make?
When working with a large Australian company recently, I asked a group of 30 team leaders what they would do if they overheard an employee telling a racist joke. Their response, almost in unison, was surprising: “We’d laugh.” Continue reading