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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. He also spent two years working for the Alliance for Gambling Reform.

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Back in the slot: pokies' return reveals the extent of gambling addiction across the states

As many businesses remain shuttered, pressure from clubs and pubs have led to the premature reopening of pokies venues around Australia.

Former Melbourne lord mayor Robert Doyle

More #mefree than #metoo as police confirm no charges against ex-mayor Robert Doyle

More than two years after he was accused of sexual assault, Victoria Police have confirmed that no charges will be brought against former Melbourne lord mayor Robert Doyle.


Inside the battle for control of RSL Victoria

As the fight for control of RSL Victoria heats up, the old guard are doing all they can to block anti-pokies reformers. Will the conflict escalate to the Supreme Court?

Lachlan, Rupert and James Murdoch

Something wrong in the kitchen as Murdoch wins big on Sportsbet

As Sportsbet invites us to take a punt on Masterchef, Stephen Mayne untangles the company's storied history with the Murdochs.

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Rio Tinto rethink: it's time for the miner to cut colonial baggage, pay more

Rio Tinto could do worse than relocating its global headquarters to Australia if it wants to repair its rocky image.

Seven West Media chairman Kerry Stokes (AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Stokes has run out of time — either quit or buy Seven West Media

It's time for Kerry Stokes to either give someone else a go, or to put Seven West Media minority shareholders out of their misery by announcing a mop-up bid.

Greens Senator Lidia Thorpe (Image: AAP/James Ross)

How Black Lives Matter will impact the race to find Richard Di Natale's replacement

Global protests following the murder of African-American man George Floyd may swing the race for Richard Di Natale's Senate seat in favour of Indigenous campaigner Lidia Thorpe.

Woodside CEO Peter Coleman and chair Richard Goyder conducting their 2020 AGM (Image: Supplied)

Under COVID cover companies take AGMs to a whole new (lower) level

The AGM mini-season finished last week, and despite less scrutiny than usual, it was a giant step forward for hybrid physical-online meetings.

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NAB stiffs small investors as institutions and banks cash in

Australia's shareholders are once again being left behind as companies cash in on capital raising.

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Pokies, war widows and the endless battle for control of RSL Victoria

The contentious sale of aged care business Vasey RSL Care may cause a seismic shift in RSL Victoria's top brass. Pokies licenses may be at the heart of the issue.