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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.

Global gambling giant delivers Ricky Ponting multimillion-dollar pay day

Global gambling giant delivers Ricky Ponting multimillion-dollar pay day

Ricky Ponting is one of many to benefit from a buy-out of BetEasy by gambling monolith The Stars Group.

You've lost it, Gerry. It's time to go.

You've lost it, Gerry. It's time to go.

After a two-hour insult-fest at yesterday’s extraordinary Harvey Norman AGM in Sydney, it's clear that something needs to change.

Rupert claims there are no climate deniers at News Corp

Rupert claims there are no climate deniers at News Corp

So does that make him a denialism denialist?

The spin doctor, the gossip columnist and a whole swag of juicy Afterpay options

The spin doctor, the gossip columnist and a whole swag of juicy Afterpay options

Sydney PR consultant Brett Clegg has made close to $800,000 on employee options in the booming buy-now-pay-later outfit Afterpay. There's nothing illegal about it, but the optics aren't good.

Credlin and Co cock up Harvey Norman counter-attack

Credlin and Co cock up Harvey Norman counter-attack

News Corp brought out the big guns after a proxy firm advised that Stephen Mayne be voted onto the Harvey Norman board. Too bad they couldn't shoot straight.

Horse racing slows despite News Corp cheer squads

Horse racing slows despite News Corp cheer squads

News Corp has predictably come out hard against falling enthusiasm in horse racing.

Tabcorp gets ready to give politicians the champagne treatment

Tabcorp gets ready to give politicians the champagne treatment

Gambling giant and prominent donor Tabcorp, never one to shy away from cosying-up to lawmakers, will shower politicians with thousands of dollars worth of food of booze during the Spring Racing Carnival.

Why this week's Crown Resorts AGM is a big deal

Why this week's Crown Resorts AGM is a big deal

Crown is a company that famously shuns the spotlight. But following big splashes in the Nine papers, regular hits by whistleblowers and staff revolt, Thursday's meeting of shareholders is shaping up to be quite the show.

Ahmed Fahour courts controversy with another massive pay packet

Ahmed Fahour courts controversy with another massive pay packet

Consumer finance business Latitude are pursuing a public float. But the transition might be tough for CEO Ahmed Fahour given the controversy over his massive pay packet.

Board to death: how long should company directors hang around?

Board to death: how long should company directors hang around?

Some Australian chairmen and directors have been sitting on boards for decades. When is it time to move on?