People Are Giving The Whitehouse Institute Of Design Some Seriously Bad Reviews

A 21 year old student faces a maximum two year jail sentence for allegedly leaking confidential computer records, including those of the Australian Prime Minister’s daughter.

1. Earlier this year, independent media site New Matilda published a story casting doubt on Frances Abbott’s $60,000 scholarship at the Whitehouse Institute of Design.

Controversy surrounded the merit of the scholarship, as well as Tony Abbott’s refusal to declare the scholarship in his register of interests.

2. Recently it was revealed that UTS Sydney student Freya Newman was being charged over the leak.

She faces a maximum two year jail sentence.

3. Some are now beginning to organise in protest, with Facebook groups such as Free Freya Newman already receiving more than 3,000 members.

4. Originally, the Whitehouse Insitute Facebook page had been smashed with comments asking for “scholarships.” They have since been deleted.

5. This has lead to Facebook users turning to the location based page of the Whitehouse Institute, leaving more than a few unfavourable reviews.

10. Freya Newman faces Downing Centre Local Court on September 18.

11. BuzzFeed has reached out to Whitehouse for comment.

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Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.
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