Stephanie Tran

Stephanie is studying a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)/Bachelor of Laws at the University of Technology Sydney. She has a keen interest in public interest investigative journalism and is president of the UTS Journalism Society. As cadet reporter at MWM, she has built our database of grandfathered companies and their political donations.
Facebook friends: Labor leaves nothing to chance as money-go-round rolls on

Facebook friends: Labor leaves nothing to chance as money-go-round rolls on

The Labor Party has been spending big on this election, with $964,000 spent on Facebook advertising between May 9 ...
Paying dues: party card is just the ticket for media giants

Paying dues: party card is just the ticket for media giants

Once again, the big four, the banks, lobby groups and the biggest industry players lined up to pay their dues to ...
Minerals, oil lobbies are not taxpayers (but guess who subsidises them?)

Minerals, oil lobbies are not taxpayers (but guess who subsidises them?)

Revealed: how the government is subsidising the coal lobby, via Minerals Council of Australia, to lobby it, itself
Steggall takes hatchet job, but will the chickens come home to roost for major parties?

Steggall takes hatchet job, but will the chickens come home to roost for major parties?

Spooked by independents, Liberals are happy to turn the spotlight turn on their opponents on political donations. ...
AEC cracks down on Twitterati, lets breaches by major political parties slide

AEC cracks down on Twitterati, lets breaches by major political parties slide

While the AEC has been blocking its critics on Twitter, it is not so diligent when it comes to policing myriad ...
Quid pro quo: donations data shows billionaires and corporations fix politicians for another year

Quid pro quo: donations data shows billionaires and corporations fix politicians for another year

Fossil fuel companies, the Big 4 accountants, billionaires and the usual suspects. The Coalition came out on top, ...
Big 4 firms share record loot from government after another round of bribes (donations)

Big 4 firms share record loot from government after another round of bribes (donations)

It's no wonder the cost of government has never been higher, and bribes never cheaper, EY, PwC, KPMG and Deloitte, ...
Nine Entertainment pays the Liberal Party but why not Rupert?

Nine Entertainment pays the Liberal Party but why not Rupert?

Peter Costello's Nine Entertainment paid $27,500 to the Liberal Party last year - and the Libs failed to declare ...
Only Lib donations this year from biggest donor, billionaire Anthony Pratt

Only Lib donations this year from biggest donor, billionaire Anthony Pratt

Billionaire cardboard King Anthony Pratt, Australia's biggest donor, slotted the Liberal Party $1.2m via Pratt ...
Big business profiteers ride Omicron wave, private hospital profit wave is next

Big business profiteers ride Omicron wave, private hospital profit wave is next

Big business profiteers have made out like bandits through the Pandemic, emboldened by myriad failures of ...
Who didn’t replace the toner? How our ex-prime ministers spent a million bucks

Who didn’t replace the toner? How our ex-prime ministers spent a million bucks

Malcolm Turnbull may have memorably coined the term miserable ghost for Rudd and Abbott, but he and his ...
Jobactive report: who profited from it?

Jobactive report: who profited from it?

Our financial analysis of the major earners from the publicly funded jobactive model suggests that it is primarily ...

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