No conviction for Frances Abbott scholarship whistleblower

WHISTLEBLOWER Freya Newman has escaped a conviction for leaking details of a $60,000 scholarship awarded to Prime Minister Tony Abbott's daughter.

Newman, 21, was yesterday given a two-year good behaviour bond after pleading guilty in September to accessing restricted data without authorisation.

She worked at the Whitehouse Institute of Design when she revealed Frances Abbott had won a scholarship which was not advertised to other students.

Activists carrying "Free Freya" signs rallied outside Sydney's Downing Centre Local Court yesterday.

Topics:  whistleblower

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Rhonda McLucas going coast to coast across the UK for a cure

ROCKY ROAD: Gatton Real Estate principal Rhonda McLucas undertook the West Highland Way walk in 2017.

Rhonda McLucas is taking on the Coast to Coast Walk for a cause.

Awarded for passion

DEDICATION RECOGNISED: Lockyer District State High teacher Belinda Try, centre, holds her Certificate of Commendation that she was presented at a ceremony in Brisbane.

Teacher's passion and leadership recognised

Fifth-generation Brimblecombe takes over the family farm

RUNNING THE SHOW: Forest Hill farmer Mitch Brimblecombe inspects a newly planted crop.

Forest Hill farmer Mitch Brimblecombe is running the family farm.

Local Partners