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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: Doyle takes control of town hall, but could there be an appeal?

Mayne: Doyle takes control of town hall, but could there be an appeal?

Stephen MayneMar 23, 2017

Time is running out to counter the Melbourne lord mayor's new-found majority control.

Mayne: has Amber Harrison triggered a war between Kerry Stokes and Rupert Murdoch?

Mayne: has Amber Harrison triggered a war between Kerry Stokes and Rupert Murdoch?

Stephen MayneMar 14, 20177 Comments

Seven West Media has been copping it for months now from both Margin Call and Rear Window over various controversies, including the Amber Harrison scandal.

Should Melbourne Council just hold completely new elections?

Should Melbourne Council just hold completely new elections?

Stephen MayneMar 8, 20175 Comments

I gave the judge, who is also president of VCAT, a 4000-word submission opposing the move to remove City of Melbourne councillor Michael Caiafa, writes Stephen Mayne.

Mayne: can the mayor seize control of Melbourne City Council through the courts?

Mayne: can the mayor seize control of Melbourne City Council through the courts?

Stephen MayneFeb 28, 20174 Comments

The delay in selecting an 11th councillor is already influencing decisions at City of Melbourne because it has temporarily given Team Doyle majority control.

How Joe Aston and shoddy Fairfax subbing caused the Seven-Amber explosion

How Joe Aston and shoddy Fairfax subbing caused the Seven-Amber explosion

Stephen MayneFeb 28, 20172 Comments

How did the Amber Harrison v Seven West case get to this point? A sub-editor's error has played a huge role.

Mayne: Stokes' belligerence will only fan the flames of the Worner affair

Mayne: Stokes' belligerence will only fan the flames of the Worner affair

Stephen MayneFeb 15, 20175 Comments

Like with Jeff Kennett, Kerry Stokes has been aggressively defensive and dismissive of both the governance issues and the lack of accountability.

Mayne: Seven, Worner under siege ahead of results briefing

Mayne: Seven, Worner under siege ahead of results briefing

Stephen MayneFeb 14, 20173 Comments

Worner will host a conference call with analysts at 10am tomorrow morning. But will journalists be allowed to ask about the Amber Harrison affair?

Mayne: why do so many government bodies keep executive pay secret?

Mayne: why do so many government bodies keep executive pay secret?

Stephen MayneFeb 13, 20179 Comments

The public has the right to know how much executives whose salaries are paid for by the taxpayer are paid, but there is a shocking lack of disclosure at most government agencies,

Mayne: another day, another Labor favour for a billionaire in Melbourne

Mayne: another day, another Labor favour for a billionaire in Melbourne

Stephen MayneFeb 9, 20174 Comments

There is no clear reason why James Packer and Crown Resorts are getting such special treatment.

Why is James Packer so obsessed with Israel?

Why is James Packer so obsessed with Israel?

Stephen MayneFeb 8, 20172 Comments

James Packer seems to be spending an awful lot of time an attention on Israel these days and has been caught up in a corruption inquiry involving the Prime Minister. What is going on?

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