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10 Important Things About Freya Newman's Case

Freya Newman is guilty of accessing the Prime Minister's daughter Frances Abbott's student records and exposing a dodgy scholarship from the Whitehouse Institute. The 21-year-old appeared in court Thursday.

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1. Freya Newman found out about the "Managing Director's scholarship" by overhearing a discussion between Whitehouse Institute staff members. She was then told about the rare scholarship from staff.

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Lawyer: Newman was told by “senior staff members” that there was a scholarship given to Ms Abbott #FreyaSentence

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Lawyer: Newman was told by senior staff members that there was a scholarship given to Ms Abbott #FreyaSentence

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2. Freya Newman used the login details of a "senior staff member" and was "encouraged" to access Frances Abbott's records.

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Lawyer: Newman used the login details of another staff member to access the records. She knew her actions #FreyaSentence

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Lawyer: Newman used the login details of another staff member to access the records. She knew her actions #FreyaSentence

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3. Freya Newman spent a total of "103 minutes" accessing information in the database and did not breach any other student's information.

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Prosecution: "She spent 103 minutes in the database" #FreyaSentence

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Prosecution: "She spent 103 minutes in the database" #FreyaSentence

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4. Freya Newman took screenshots of the records and was in contact with New Matilda editor Chris Graham.

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Lawyer: She never concealed her actions. And she resigned from her position the next day #FreyaSentence

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Lawyer: She never concealed her actions. And she resigned from her position the next day #FreyaSentence

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5. Freya Newman has been suffering anxiety in the wake of the scandal, due to the mass media interest.

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Lawyer: Ms Newman suffers “significant health issues”… this is an offense of a “trivial” nature #FreyaSentence

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Lawyer: Ms Newman suffers significant health issues this is an offense of a trivial nature #FreyaSentence

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6. Freya Newman's motivation was a "sense of injustice" and she did not foresee personal gain.

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Lawyer: Newman’s motivation was a “sense of injustice” not “personal notoriety”. Not aware her actions were illegal #FreyaSentence

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Lawyer: Newmans motivation was a sense of injustice not personal notoriety. Not aware her actions were illegal #FreyaSentence

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7. Freya Newman has received new support from news website Crikey. Other notable supporters include barrister Julian Burnside and actor Caitlin Stasey.

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News outlet Crikey announces support for Freya Newman: “We stand with Freya” http://t.co/kyiNdFMmAH #FreyaSentence

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News outlet Crikey announces support for Freya Newman: We stand with Freya http://t.co/kyiNdFMmAH #FreyaSentence

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8. Freya Newman penned a written apology to Frances Abbott and regrets any personal damage to her reputation.

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Newman: Newman has apologised to Frances Abbott in writing after she pleaded guilty. “She has significant remorse” #FreyaSentence

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Newman: Newman has apologised to Frances Abbott in writing after she pleaded guilty. She has significant remorse #FreyaSentence

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9. Freya Newman's crime of illegally accessing records has seen others escape jail time.

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Lawyer: In a similar case where an officer stalked his pregnant girlfriend, he received 200 hours community service #FreyaSentence

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Lawyer: In a similar case where an officer stalked his pregnant girlfriend, he received 200 hours community service #FreyaSentence

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Lawyer: A police officer who committed *two* counts of a similar crime, recived 50 hours community service #FreyaSentence

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Lawyer: A police officer who committed *two* counts of a similar crime, recived 50 hours community service #FreyaSentence

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10. Freya Newman will likely escape jail. Magistrate Teresa O'Sullivan will decide whether a conviction should be recorded. Prosecutors believe a conviction will deter people from accessing material in the future.

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Prosecution ends submissions with call to “record a conviction” to deter the community in committing a similar crime #FreyaSentence

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Prosecution ends submissions with call to record a conviction to deter the community in committing a similar crime #FreyaSentence

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Lawyer: Ms Newman’s punishment should be a “section 10 bond”… because the crime is at the lower end of the scale #FreyaSentence

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Lawyer: Ms Newmans punishment should be a section 10 bond because the crime is at the lower end of the scale #FreyaSentence

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She will be sentenced on Tuesday November 25.