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Articles by Stephen Mayne

Mayne: can a board spill vote jolt Gerry Harvey into some governance reform?

Harvey Norman’s AGM tomorrow will throw the spotlight on the remuneration report.

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Mayne: Village Roadshow takes the corporate governance low road

Malcolm Turnbull used to live and breathe this listed company stuff, so it would be surprising if he didn’t turn his mind to some reforms at some point.

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Mayne: regime change complete at Cabcharge as Kermode junior unloads

Yesterday’s fiery Cabcharge AGM brought confirmation that there really is a new sheriff in town at the company.

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Mayne: billionaires running Ten show how not to treat retail shareholders

The law requires ASX-listed companies to give retail shareholders at least seven days, but not everyone plays by the rules.

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Mayne: dad finally lets co-chairman Lachlan speak at a Murdoch AGM

Inside the 21st Century Fox AGM, and the protest votes still to come.

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Mayne: Bradken directors walk the plank, avoiding embarrassing defeat

Sometimes it is better for a director to withdraw from a board battle rather than risk humiliating defeat.

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Mayne: farewells and hissyfits of corporate Australia

There is usually more colour in the second half of Australia’s AGM season. Here’s looking forward to that.

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Mayne: Tens plunges to huge loss, launches capital raising, stays silent on board

Who will stay and who will go on Ten’s board?

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Mayne: Crown big shots open up during one-hour AGM debate

It was a lively AGM at Crown, but they were not keen on discussing pokies addiction.

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Mayne: Murdochs, Packers differ again on family power games

Australia’s two most powerful families pursue different means to support their reign.

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Mayne: Murdoch pay hits record-breaking $1b

It would appear the Murdochs have become one of the first families in the world to extract more than $1 billion in salary benefits from public companies.

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Mayne: will the AFL get Turnbull’s message on gender equality?

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has delivered a strong message on gender equality in professional settings. Will it trickle down?

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Mayne: News Corp loses its shirt on Bolt’s heavily subsidised career

Andrew Bolt has a history of losing money for News Corp.

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Mayne: pay MPs more and 9 other ways to improve Australian politics

Just 10 ways to a better political and media culture.

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Mayne: Chinese consumers pep up our booming multivitamin industry

The mining boom may be over, but the multivitamin boom has only just begun.

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Mayne: will the Turnbull era put an end to Murdoch expansionism?

The Murdoch family has campaigned against Turnbull’s media reforms in the past. But that was before he became the most powerful man in Australia.

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Mayne: CBA closes biggest share offer in history with miserable $2 payout

Not everyone was a winner.

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Mayne: ACCC has to stop rent-seeking, power-abusing Murdoch giant

News Corp is an undemocratic, rent-seeking, power-abusing giant. Things will only get worse if it takes over Ten.

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Mayne: as councils resist transparency reforms, time for state govts to step up

Defining transparency is easy. It’s enacting it that’s the problem.

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Mayne: crunch time for 1 million Aussies in bank capital raisings

Why Stephen Mayne will be giving the ANZ share purchase plan offer a miss.

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Mayne: Rupert risks even more self-inflicted wounds with NRL war

The Murdochs did a lot of damage to rugby league and the game will be better off by reducing their influence, going forward.

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Mayne: lessons from NSW as rate capping looms in Victoria

It’s time for Victorian councils to cap their rates.

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Mayne: how Abbott kept me off the board of Medibank Private

There are just three ASX100 companies that have a rule capping the number of board members in order to disadvantage independent board tilts. What makes these three so special?

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Mayne: mystery Packer pay packet ends noble volunteering tradition

James Packer steps aside, looks set to draw a tidy pay packet.

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Mayne: CBA declares record $3.6b dividend, asks for $5b capital injection

Raising capital is not a cheap exercise, as Commonwealth Bank has shown.

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