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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 director of the Australian Shareholders’ Association and campaigns broadly for transparency and accountability across the media, business and political sectors.

It's crunch time for Kerry Stokes

It's crunch time for Kerry Stokes

Controlling media assets is often more about the power and prestige than the actual dollars. But can Kerry Stokes keep tolerating this?

Transurban is raking in cash — and it's great news for the Liberal Party

Transurban is raking in cash — and it's great news for the Liberal Party

Road developer Transurban has secured lucrative deals with state governments. Now it's raking in billions in tolls, and the Libs are directly benefiting. How is this not a conflict of interest?

Nine goes all in on Crown revelations, but will the house win?

Nine goes all in on Crown revelations, but will the house win?

Nine's burst of negative publicity for Crown will squeeze traditionally passive state-based gambling regulators and the federal authorities -- particularly Scott Morrison and Peter Dutton.

If commercial TV has any credibility at all, Calombaris must go 

If commercial TV has any credibility at all, Calombaris must go 

George Calombaris' offences are a direct affront to the food industry that both he and MasterChef purport to support and glorify. Network Ten must make a stand.

RSL Victoria's masterclass on how not to run an AGM

RSL Victoria's masterclass on how not to run an AGM

For an organisation that represents soldiers who risked their lives to defend Australian freedom and democracy, the RSL should think about practicing some freedom and democracy of its own.

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.