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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: how an Indigenous woman helped the Victorian Greens make history in Northcote

November 20, 2017

A historic win for the Greens in the Northcote byelection came off the back of a volunteer campaign that outperformed Labor's all out blitz on the electorate. What does it mean for the Andrews government fortunes?

Revealed: Fox AGM shows democracy done Rupert Murdoch-style

November 16, 2017 4 Comments

Murdoch showed again today his shareholders shouldn't have a voice. Here's a full list of former AGMs that went much the same way.

The Murdochs aren’t losing control of 21st Century Fox any time soon

November 13, 2017 1 Comment

That said, it's because the company's share structure is dodgy.

It’s the battle of the progressives in Northcote as Labor pulls out all stops

November 10, 2017 3 Comments

Will the Greens nab another inner-city Melbourne seat from the Labor party?

Breaking: Arrested Saudi Prince sells key $US1 billion voting stake in 21st Century Fox

November 8, 2017 4 Comments

What does the shock sale, which comes in the wake of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal's arrest, signal for the Murdoch empire's fortunes?

When a reformed pokies addict confronted James Packer …

November 2, 2017 5 Comments

What follows is a transcript of part of the exchange between reformed pokies addict Anna Bardsley and the Crown board.

Mayne: what to expect at tomorrow’s Crown AGM with James Packer

October 25, 2017 1 Comment

What would the detached billionaire say if Mark Robley, the pokies addict featured so dramatically on 7.30 on Monday night, made a surprise appearance?

Salmon giant Tassal needs to admit it’s losing the war on climate change

October 24, 2017 13 Comments

Tasmanian salmon farming giant Tassal has been beleaguered by falling domestic prices and environmental negligence. What can the giant do to mend its ways?

Mayne: Murdoch’s support of James Packer reaches peak saturation

October 23, 2017 4 Comments

The Weekend Australian dedicated 8800 words to the Crown exec, arguably the greatest broadside of Packer content since Kerry Packer's death in 2005

Mayne: how does a long-suffering Tigers fan get a grand final ticket?

September 25, 2017 6 Comments

Stephen Mayne is desperate for a grand final ticket -- and there's not much he won't do for one, including writing this plea.