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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: how does a long-suffering Tigers fan get a grand final ticket?

Mayne: how does a long-suffering Tigers fan get a grand final ticket?

Stephen Mayne September 25, 2017 2 Comments

Stephen Mayne is desperate for a grand final ticket -- and there's not much he won't do for one, including writing this plea.

Mayne: inside the pokies trial as judge takes a stroll down to the Crown gaming floor

Mayne: inside the pokies trial as judge takes a stroll down to the Crown gaming floor

Stephen Mayne September 13, 2017 1 Comment

The opening day attracted a full-scale media press conference before proceedings commenced in court 8G of the Federal Court building.

Mayne: Gordon and Murdoch senior unleash blitzkrieg against CBS-Ten deal

Mayne: Gordon and Murdoch senior unleash blitzkrieg against CBS-Ten deal

Stephen Mayne September 7, 2017 1 Comment

The Murdoch-Gordon camp are trying to come up with every conceivable argument to overturn the CBS deal.

Mayne: CBS has Ten in the bag, now for some Lachlan Murdoch accountability?

Mayne: CBS has Ten in the bag, now for some Lachlan Murdoch accountability?

Stephen Mayne September 5, 2017 5 Comments

Lachlan Murdoch is currently wearing far too many hats at Ten as a supplier, shareholder, financier, former chair, former CEO, board controller, advertising sales agent, competitor and bidder.

Vale Paul Bendat: anti-pokies activist, philanthropist, friend

Vale Paul Bendat: anti-pokies activist, philanthropist, friend

Stephen Mayne August 21, 2017 3 Comments

Paul Bendat was a successful businessman, but more importantly he was passionately moral and generous. Stephen Mayne reflects on a life devoted to pokies reform, philanthropy and endeavour towards a better world.

Tim Worner’s time as Seven West CEO should be up. But somehow isn’t …

Tim Worner’s time as Seven West CEO should be up. But somehow isn’t …

Stephen Mayne August 17, 2017 4 Comments

Seven West CEO Tim Worner has dragged the scandal of his affair with Amber Harrison through courts both legal and of public opinion. For the sake of his company it is time to put this matter to bed.

Mayne: four high-profile men with a yuuge conflict of interest problem

Mayne: four high-profile men with a yuuge conflict of interest problem

Stephen Mayne July 31, 2017 2 Comments

It is possible to wear two hats at once, but the problem comes when there is a lack of disclosure.

The Turnbull connection: judge in the Amber Harrison case keeps powerful company

The Turnbull connection: judge in the Amber Harrison case keeps powerful company

Stephen Mayne July 17, 2017 12 Comments

One interested observer in today’s judgment will be Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, the best friend of Bruce McWilliam and someone who has known Justice Sackar a very long time.

Mayne: a Cormack Foundation-Liberal detente could unseat Dan Andrews

Mayne: a Cormack Foundation-Liberal detente could unseat Dan Andrews

Stephen Mayne July 14, 2017 4 Comments

Just like Malcolm Turnbull’s $1.75 million donation helped save the federal Liberals, a $10 million campaign contribution from Cormack is arguably all Liberal leader Matthew Guy needs to turn Daniel Andrews into a one-term premier.

Mayne: what Amber Harrison actually, finally, told the Supreme Court

Mayne: what Amber Harrison actually, finally, told the Supreme Court

Stephen Mayne July 13, 2017 20 Comments

Justice John Sackar will deliver his judgment at 2pm on Monday and is expected to come down hard on Harrison.