Stephanie Tran

Stephanie is studying a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)/Bachelor of Laws at the University of Technology Sydney. She has an interest in public interest investigative journalism. She was a finalist for the Walkley Student Journalist of the Year award in 2021. As a cadet reporter at MWM, she has built our database of grandfathered companies and their political donations.

Stephanie is studying a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)/Bachelor of Laws at the University of Technology Sydney. She has an interest in public interest investigative journalism. She was a finalist for the Walkley Student Journalist of the Year award in 2021. As a cadet reporter at MWM, she has built our database of grandfathered companies and their political donations.


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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 government and community panic....

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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 superannuated colleagues...

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Jobactive report: who profited from it?

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

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The hidden world of power and influence: donors pay top dollar for a seat at Ministers’ table

“We don’t live in a democracy anymore. We live in a plutocracy. The Australian political system is a wholly owned...

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Revealed: Rupert Murdoch’s crack team of Liberal Party fundraisers

News Corp columnists have continued to beat the bushes for the Coalition at fundraising events, the latest batch of political donations...

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Profits of punishment: the big business of Australia’s private prisons 

Multinational prison contractors reap billion-dollar government contracts with soaring profits throughout the pandemic while inmates and their loved ones languish...

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APM promoters exit jobless profits in ASX float, turn to profiteering from disabled

The impending $972m float of employment services provider APM is a classic case of foreign financiers dumping their stock into...

Foreign multinational Max Solutions the biggest winner in pandemic jobs crisis

A takeovers binge is in swing in the jobless sector as the biggest private provider of employment services, the foreign...

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Jobactive fails jobless while privatised job agencies revel in a record pandemic profit boom

Large job agencies who dominate Australia's privatised employment system are enjoying a boom of record profits, and even a takeover...

State Capture: Nationals’ corporate funders revealed, tobacco giant Phillip Morris a party member

An investigation shows close links between the tobacco industry and the National Party as former deputy PM John Anderson plots...

State Capture: Coalition assault on GetUp backfires, catches a rash of fossil fuel donors

It was a magnificent shot-in-the-foot, a political “own goal” directed at its ideological foes, and driven by a relentless campaign...

State Capture: top corporations identified as members of both Liberal and Labor parties

Companies which benefit enormously from government policy are also actual members of both the major political parties. A surprising data...

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