Live chat: Keith Ng on exposing MPs' secret properties

Keith Ng.
Keith Ng.

An exclusive Herald investigation has revealed several Government MPs are using a loophole to avoid declaring properties they own - while claiming up to $78,000 in taxpayer-funded subsidies each year to pay off the mortgage.

Data journalist Keith Ng trawled through 7.2 million property records to create a searchable database for the investigation.

Custom-made software helped him find out the addresses of the properties each MP owns, both personally and through trusts, superannuation schemes or companies.

Read: How the property data was discovered.

He joined us for a live chat at 12pm on how he carried out the investigation, the obstacles he faced and what information is still to come.

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