A SYDNEY woman faces up to two years’ jail after being charged over computer hacking that led to student records about a $60,000 scholarship granted to Tony Abbott’s daughter being leaked to the online magazine New Matilda.
NSW police have charged Freya Newman, a 21-year-old communications student from the University of Technology, Sydney, with unauthorised access to restricted data held in a computer.
Ms Newman was served with a court attendance notice at her home on Monday night to appear on the charge before a magistrate next month.
It will be up to the courts to decide Ms Newman’s guilt or innocence, but as a guide to the things that occupy young minds in Australia’s fine tertiary institutions, here are the 21-year-old’s areas of interest and inquiry, as listed on the University of Technology’s website:
Indigenous or Aboriginal Studies, Settler Colonialism & Its Legacies, Sovereignty, Colonialism, Indigenous Studies, Imperialism, Empire, Postcolonial Feminism, Critical Race Theory, Transnational Feminism, Critical Disability Studies, Feminist Disability Studies, and Gender Studies