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Stephen Mayne — Journalist and <em>Crikey</em> founder

Stephen Mayne

Journalist and Crikey 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 two-time former director of the Australian Shareholders’ Association. Stephen campaigns broadly for transparency, good governance and accountability across the media, business and political sectors. He also spent two years working for The Alliance for Gambling Reform and continues to campaign against the gambling industry.

The good news is Flight Centre is saved. Now, for the brutal cuts

The good news is Flight Centre is saved. Now, for the brutal cuts

The travel giant has managed to stave off disaster, but it's not out of the woods yet.

Will big companies use COVID-19 to dodge tricky AGMs?

Will big companies use COVID-19 to dodge tricky AGMs?

Companies are required to allow shareholders to ask questions during an AGM. How are they managing in a time of social distancing?

How Canberra should bail out Virgin Australia

How Canberra should bail out Virgin Australia

With Virgin looking for a $1.4 billion bailout, here's how the government might go about it.

Corporate Darwinism emerges as businesses put the squeeze on rivals

Corporate Darwinism emerges as businesses put the squeeze on rivals

Qantas and Cochlear are showing that companies are using the coronavirus slowdown to gain the upper hand in the market, Australia should be very wary.

Vegas is closed, but Crown and Star keep pokies rolling. How immune is gambling to the crisis?

Vegas is closed, but Crown and Star keep pokies rolling. How immune is gambling to the crisis?

Clubs and casinos have resisted turning off pokie machines in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. How long will they hold out against advice?

It's time advertisers pulled the plug on News Corp

It's time advertisers pulled the plug on News Corp

Surely at some point a major advertiser will have the guts to take a stand.

Memo to Nine's directors: there's still time to save AAP

Memo to Nine's directors: there's still time to save AAP

It's not too late for the Nine board to delay the shuttering of AAP while alternate funding sources are explored.

Broken news: shareholders asked to kill off wire service within days

Broken news: shareholders asked to kill off wire service within days

As News Corp and Nine race to shutter Australian Associated Press, is there anything that can be done to stop its demise?

Democracy dies in darkness -- but as AAP shows, it can be seriously hurt in daylight

Democracy dies in darkness -- but as AAP shows, it can be seriously hurt in daylight

With Nine and News Corp preparing to shutter Australian Associated Press, the ACCC must intervene.

Coming up swinging: Crikey's (unlikely) tale of survival

Coming up swinging: Crikey's (unlikely) tale of survival

To survive three years was unlikely, to notch up 20 is quite remarkable. Here's how we did it, writes Crikey founder Stephen Mayne.