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Stephen Mayne

Journalist and Crikey founder

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

Liberal Party’s woman problem set to emerge on Q&A tonight

Liberal Party’s woman problem set to emerge on Q&A tonight

For the first time in months, female panelists will dominate Q&A. They should have plenty to talk about too.

Australia needs a royal commission on the pokies 

Australia needs a royal commission on the pokies 

In the aftermath of the banking royal commission, should we have a royal commission into Australia’s $24 billion-a-year gambling industry?

Wanted: strong non-left independent woman to run against Kevin Andrews

Wanted: strong non-left independent woman to run against Kevin Andrews

Who will rid the parliament of this corrosive Dutton-supporting conservative?

Will Glenn Druery conjure up another right-wing micro-party sweep in Victoria?

Will Glenn Druery conjure up another right-wing micro-party sweep in Victoria?

Crikey examines micro-party machinations for clues about possible Victorian election preference deals.

Liberals turn to pokies king Roger Corbett to manage Tony Abbott exit

Liberals turn to pokies king Roger Corbett to manage Tony Abbott exit

Roger Corbett, arguably Australia's biggest pokies pusher, is likely to chair Tony Abbott’s upcoming Federal Electorate Conference for Warringah.

How cash, profile and coup fatigue will save Malcolm Turnbull

How cash, profile and coup fatigue will save Malcolm Turnbull

The PM is already war-gaming and may well still succeed, given the likelihood of a Liberal wipe out in Victoria and NSW at the next election.

Will Victorian Liberals abandon their local democracy tonight?

Will Victorian Liberals abandon their local democracy tonight?

The Victorian Liberals are raising the ire of their members by denying rank-and-file members a vote on preselections, and they're not the only party doing it.

After an unfair coup, Grant King should be re-appointed to the BHP board

After an unfair coup, Grant King should be re-appointed to the BHP board

Grant King's ignominious exit from the BHP Billiton board may have been a big moment for director accountability in Australia, but it was an entirely inconsistent one.

Mayne: could AMP have made any more mistakes?

Mayne: could AMP have made any more mistakes?

It seems unbelievable that AMP could make so many tactical mistakes and yet they keep coming.

Mayne: could this be the end of Melbourne’s three-decade run of male lord mayors?

Mayne: could this be the end of Melbourne’s three-decade run of male lord mayors?

Of the fourteen candidates nominated for Melbourne's mayoral election, six of them are women, and several of those are front-runners. Will it be enough to get a woman in Melbourne's hot seat?