The hearing of the student librarian who hacked the student records of the Prime Minister's daughter has been adjourned until November 25.
The police prosecutor is pushing for a conviction.
But the magistrate has decided to delay sentencing for another month.
She obtained information that reportedly revealed Ms Abbott (left) received a "secret scholarship" paying just $7,500 for her $68,000 degree, while her father was Opposition Leader.
Ms Abbott also got a job working at the Whitehouse Institute after her degree which raised the eyebrows of some of her fellow students.
The media scandal created by the leaks caused several high profile people to come to Ms Newman's defence, including barrister Julian Burnside.
He wrote in the Guardian Australia: "If Newman had been working in a government organisation and had made an equivalent revelation from public service records, she would likely have been able to claim whistleblower protection."
The Whitehouse Institute also came under fire with vandalism committed against its Mebourne campus with student groups angry at the preferential treatment given to Mr Abbott's daughter.
The events were against set against the backdrop of wide-scale cuts to tertiary education in Australia.