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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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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 MayneJul 17, 201712 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 MayneJul 14, 20174 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 MayneJul 13, 201720 Comments

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

Mayne: Seven's triumvirate buy themselves endless Amber Harrison publicity

Mayne: Seven's triumvirate buy themselves endless Amber Harrison publicity

Stephen MayneJul 10, 20177 Comments

By no longer contesting Seven’s claims in court or pursuing her own counter-claims, Harrison has laid down her legal arms and shifted the debate back into the court of public opinion, where she has proven herself to be an effective combatant.

Mayne: politics junkies needing an election fix? NSW has got you covered

Mayne: politics junkies needing an election fix? NSW has got you covered

Stephen MayneJul 6, 20173 Comments

Expect Tony Abbott and a few of his factional enemies to take a keen interest in the new Northern Beaches council, and the giant Inner West council will be a fierce contest between Labor and the Greens.

Clifftop poker: will media law changes allow Murdoch and Gordon to buy Ten before the money runs out?

Clifftop poker: will media law changes allow Murdoch and Gordon to buy Ten before the money runs out?

Stephen MayneJul 5, 20174 Comments

Bruce Gordon and Lachlan Murdoch are asking the regulator for approval to buy Channel Ten. But will the media ownership laws allow the deal to go through in time?

Mayne: are the Murdochs (including Rupert) really 'fit and proper'?

Mayne: are the Murdochs (including Rupert) really 'fit and proper'?

Stephen MayneJun 30, 20174 Comments

The UK government will have to decide if the Murdochs are "fit and proper" to hold a UK broadcasting licence. James and Lachlan have made the case that they are -- but what about dear old dad?

Mayne: Aveo, Fairfax and Ten all need to fix their disclosure

Mayne: Aveo, Fairfax and Ten all need to fix their disclosure

Stephen MayneJun 29, 20172 Comments

Fairfax has slammed aged care provider Aveo for lack of disclosure, but the media company needs to check its own backyard.

Mayne: how Ten’s staff can shirk the billionaires and control their own destiny

Mayne: how Ten’s staff can shirk the billionaires and control their own destiny

Stephen MayneJun 27, 20172 Comments

Led by veteran reporter Hugh Riminton, the staff yesterday secured three of the 14 positions on the all-powerful Ten creditors committee.

Mayne: 7 current pollies with connections to pokies

Mayne: 7 current pollies with connections to pokies

Stephen MayneJun 23, 201710 Comments

Stephen Mayne gives us the rundown on seven current elected representatives with known gambling industry associations or sympathies