Sources who allegedly leaked documents relating to Frances Abbott’s scholarship at the Whitehouse Institute of Design are being investigated by police, The Weekend Australian has revealed.
The investigation follows stories published in New Matilda
and The Guardian
that revealed details of the scholarship given to Tony Abbott’s daughter. The stories raised questions about whether the scholarship, which wasn’t openly advertised, had been given on merit. The story in The Weekend Australian
claims that in pursuit of the scoop, the personal records of 500 Whitehouse students were hacked.
The claim is repeated in an email sent to Whitehouse students on Friday and obtained by Crikey
, as shown below: