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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 a former political staffer and local government councillor who also pursues shareholder advocacy as a director of the Australian Shareholders’ Association and campaigns broadly for transparency and accountability across the media, business and political sectors.

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Mayne: another 5 men who should retire, including John Coates

Mayne: another 5 men who should retire, including John Coates

Stephen MayneApr 24, 2017

Please proceed to the nearest exit, gentlemen.

Mayne: how gambling, sport and gender issues intersect

Mayne: how gambling, sport and gender issues intersect

Stephen MayneApr 21, 20172 Comments

There are six separate but related questions where major decisions are pending.

Mayne: 25 media personalities who have sued for defamation

Mayne: 25 media personalities who have sued for defamation

Stephen MayneApr 20, 20172 Comments

Today we present an unfortunately long list of journalists and media players who have resorted to initiating legal proceedings, not free speech, to settle a debate.

Mayne: the 10 most questionable CEO payouts of the last decade

Mayne: the 10 most questionable CEO payouts of the last decade

Stephen MayneApr 19, 2017

Events at the Macquarie Atlas Roads AGM in Sydney last Thursday should give us pause to reflect on the fees paid to businesses and CEOs.

How the Murdoch men squeezed more than $1 billion out of their shareholders

How the Murdoch men squeezed more than $1 billion out of their shareholders

Stephen MayneApr 18, 20173 Comments

When it comes to enriching themselves off the family business, it is the Murdochs first and daylight second.

Are Victorians really the worst corporate crooks in Australia?

Are Victorians really the worst corporate crooks in Australia?

Stephen MayneApr 13, 2017

Of the 24 people currently serving sentences thanks to ASIC investigations, nine of them are Victorian. Does Victoria have a problem with white-collar crime?

Mayne: who really wins from businesses' 'PAITREO' capital raisings?

Mayne: who really wins from businesses' 'PAITREO' capital raisings?

Stephen MayneApr 12, 2017

A list that tracks the full history of the 22 PAITREOs we have seen since 2011.

Mayne: the 8 people ASIC has jailed for 10 years or more

Mayne: the 8 people ASIC has jailed for 10 years or more

Stephen MayneApr 11, 20172 Comments

ASIC is under a lot of pressure to show it is a tough cop on the beat. But how many people does it really send to prison? And are sentences long enough?

Mayne: is the Sydney Swans president still up to the job?

Mayne: is the Sydney Swans president still up to the job?

Stephen MayneApr 10, 20172 Comments

Swans president Andrew Pridham's defence of embattled Seven West CEO Tim Worner has left many disillusioned with his performance.

Mayne: another 10 former politicians funded by the Murdoch machine, including Gough

Mayne: another 10 former politicians funded by the Murdoch machine, including Gough

Stephen MayneApr 6, 20173 Comments

Proving just how ubiquitous the Murdoch dollar is, some of the most powerful politicians -- now and historically -- from Australia, UK and the US, have benefited from Rupert and Family's wealth.

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