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It Doesn’t Pay To Be A Whistleblower In Australia, Especially If Subject Of Expose Is PM’s Daughter

While whistleblowers in many countries are hailed for their bravery despite the threat to their life in exposing wrongdoings, especially when done by government officials, it is not the case in Australia. One was even sued for violation of the law which carries a maximum penalty of two years prison term. It is no coincidence though that the object of 21-year-old Freya Rachael Sommerville Newman's expose was France Abbott, the daughter of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

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