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Freya Newman Escapes Jail Time Over Prime Minister Scholarship Scandal

Newman hacked Frances Abbott's student records leading to the uncovering a dubious scholarship.

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The 21-year-old Sydney student librarian at the centre of the scholarship scandal involving the Prime Minister's daughter Frances Abbott has escaped jail time.

Freya Newman pleaded guilty to accessing the records of Ms Abbott while she was a student at the Whitehouse Institute of Design.

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Using the login details of a teacher, Newman passed on information to media outlet New Matilda that revealed the Prime Minister's daughter had received a scholarship worth tens of thousands of dollars.

In court today, Magistrate Margaret O'Sullivan sentenced Newman to a section 10 and a two year good behaviour bond.

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