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Stephen Mayne — Journalist and Founder

Stephen Mayne

Journalist and Founder

Stephen Mayne founded Crikey in February 2000, and has remained as a contributor since selling it in 2005. He’s currently a City of Melbourne councillor, shareholder advocate and broad campaigner for transparency and accountability across the media, business and political sectors.

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Mayne: what Melbourne should do if Trump becomes president

Mayne: what Melbourne should do if Trump becomes president

Stephen MayneMay 2, 20162 Comments

If the United States elects Donald Trump its president, Australia should try to lure away American companies.

Mayne: NXT to no chance Xenophon will swipe many seats nationally

Mayne: NXT to no chance Xenophon will swipe many seats nationally

Stephen MayneApr 29, 20166 Comments

It’s a question of so far so good for NXT, but execution risk is high, resources are scarce and the major parties are hunting for chinks in the armour.

Mayne: how News Corp extracted a quick-fire $230k from the City of Melbourne

Mayne: how News Corp extracted a quick-fire $230k from the City of Melbourne

Stephen MayneApr 27, 20163 Comments

The Murdochs are very skilled at leveraging public funds for their favourite causes -- and then bashing the very people who handed over those funds.

Mayne: senators should reform campaign finance, not just talk about it

Mayne: senators should reform campaign finance, not just talk about it

Stephen MayneApr 20, 20161 Comment

Why on Earth can't the federal parties initiate at least some basic campaign finance reforms?

Mayne: what next for Col Allan -- a job with Donald Trump?

Mayne: what next for Col Allan -- a job with Donald Trump?

Stephen MayneApr 18, 2016

A brief history of Col Allan’s 25 years of continuous big city daily tabloid editing.

Mayne: behind <em>The Australian</em>'s war on Clive

Mayne: behind The Australian's war on Clive

Stephen MayneApr 13, 201616 Comments

There's plenty of bad business behaviour going around -- so why is The Australian so obsessed with Clive Palmer?

Mayne: how can the Lib-Lab duopoly keep resisting a federal ICAC?

Mayne: how can the Lib-Lab duopoly keep resisting a federal ICAC?

Stephen MayneApr 6, 20164 Comments

Scrutiny of federal MPs is often difficult to pursue. A federal ICAC is the best solution.

Mayne: give Mark Day's <em>Oz</em> column to Chris Mitchell

Mayne: give Mark Day's Oz column to Chris Mitchell

Stephen MayneApr 5, 20167 Comments

Mark Day published a howler in The Australian yesterday. It's time for him to go.

Mayne: great days for Aussie investigative journalism, no thanks to News Corp

Mayne: great days for Aussie investigative journalism, no thanks to News Corp

Stephen MayneApr 4, 20169 Comments

News Corp has a long history of pushing against quality investigative journalism.

Mayne: inside mayor Doyle’s credit card snafu

Mayne: inside mayor Doyle’s credit card snafu

Stephen MayneMar 9, 2016

The upside of this controversy will be an increase in council transparency.