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.


Alex Waislitz

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Anthony Pratt and Visy

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Lindsay Fox

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Russell Withers and 7-Eleven

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Investigation: how political donations protect a cosy loophole for Australia’s plutocrats

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