“You can’t complain when other people have it worse” is a lie that people in power tell because it sets people in bad circumstances up in a competition. It means when we share our stories, we are always quietly fighting for the prize of being the worst off, and getting a tiny scrap of sympathy.
That keeps us from getting together and asking, why are our circumstances so bad and how can we make them better? It means only one person gets to complain and that person does it alone. As opposed to people working in concert to change their lives, to give each other strength and advice and encouragement.
Stop the pursuit of Freya Newman for leaking documents about Frances Abbot’s scholarship and enshrine the freedom of the press in the Australian constitution. Sign petition
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Stop the pursuit of Freya Newman for leaking documents about Frances Abbot’s scholarship and enshrine the freedom of the press in the Australian constitution.
…faces a maximum of two years prison, under section 308(H) of the NSW Crimes Act.
Ms Newman was working as a part-time night librarian at the Sydney-based private Whitehouse Institute of Design, when she accessed an internal computer system.
At the same time, Frances Abbott was working at the Melbourne campus of the Whitehouse Institute in an undefined role, having previously graduated with a Bachelor of Design on a $60,000 scholarship kept secret from students at the college, and even senior staff.
New Matilda revealed earlier this year that Ms Abbott was awarded the secret scholarship after a single meeting with the owner of the institute, Leanne Whitehouse.
The meeting was organised by the Chairman of the Whitehouse Institute, Les Taylor, a close family friend of the Abbott’s.
Testimony by Whitehouse insiders revealed that Frances Abbott was pursued by the college after it learned she was planning to study at a rival Sydney design school, Billy Blue.
Documents obtained by New Matilda also revealed that Ms Abbott was used by Whitehouse Institute to lobby federal government regulators for accreditation for a new Masters of Design course.
Who breaks a butterfly on a wheel? Tony Abbott Prime Minister of Australia does.