Journalism

Aug 4, 2014

Sources outed as investigation into New Matilda leak nears completion

Sources that 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.

Myriam Robin — Media Reporter

Myriam Robin

Media Reporter

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:

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9 thoughts on “Sources outed as investigation into New Matilda leak nears completion

  1. lloydois

    Will be a treat to see News Limited hop on its high horse on this one….

  2. klewso

    That Murdoch-welfare-dependent political pamphleteer, selling conservative political time-share
    [“The Bludger Employs Journalists!”]
    There’s a story?

  3. Annalise Lampe

    What is it that Whitehouse is so bent on hiding? If the Abbott girl won her scholarship fairly, through the quality of her portfolio, surely there is nothing to hide. If she hasn’t, then it might explain why Whitehouse is so secretive, suspicious, and worried enough to call in the cops.
    Anne

  4. puddleduck

    I imagine those students are less concerned about the alleged “privacy breach”, and more concerned about not having the opportunity to apply for a scholarship worth, what was it, $60,000?

  5. mulgapug

    Puddleduck is spot on with that comment.

  6. Peter Watson

    So, the phone hacker has obtained emails?
    {Institute staffers whose emails it had obtained}

  7. pinkocommierat

    The PM’s style is to pursue his enemies via the legal system … I can think of several instances … of course this is just a meaningless coincidence, right?

  8. Yclept

    Once again a witch hunt for whistleblowers. Only official leaks allowed…

  9. rhwombat

    Oh good. Rupert’s minions once again insist that plutocratic shit doesn’t stink.

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