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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: 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.

Mayne: Rupert’s never had a democratic triple play quite like 2016

Mayne: Rupert’s never had a democratic triple play quite like 2016

Stephen MayneMar 4, 20168 Comments

There is little ideological coherence to Rupert Murdoch's three personal goals for 2016.

Mayne: who can rescue Slater & Gordon?

Mayne: who can rescue Slater & Gordon?

Stephen MayneMar 3, 2016

If anyone can salvage something from the wreck, it is Peter Gordon, but is it worth even trying?

Mayne: govt powers ahead with Senate voting reform

Mayne: govt powers ahead with Senate voting reform

Stephen MayneMar 2, 201625 Comments

The Coalition and the Greens have reached a deal on Senate voting reform. And Labor is not happy.

Mayne: why is the Senate voting system so biased against individuals?

Mayne: why is the Senate voting system so biased against individuals?

Stephen MayneFeb 26, 201612 Comments

An analysis of the last three federal elections shows that independent Senate candidates have virtually no chance of success and have largely given up even trying.

Mayne: Senate voting reform will further shaft independent candidates

Mayne: Senate voting reform will further shaft independent candidates

Stephen MayneFeb 25, 201621 Comments

It has become nigh on impossible for independent Senate candidates to succeed.