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.

December, 2017

Mayne: watch for the Murdoch sell-down out of Disney

, Dec 20, 2017

Will the Murdochs sit on a $10 billion stake in a company they have no control over, or will we see a fire-sale and a new generation of the family enriched?

Ladbrokes looming regulation in UK a stark contrast to Australian Labor

, Dec 11, 2017

Ever heard of a takeover bid where the amount of cash paid to shareholders is contingent on an upcoming regulatory decision? That’s what British gambling giants GVC and Ladbrokes came up with last week as they attempt to create a $10 billion gambling behemoth amidst a regulatory crackdown in the UK. Ladbrokes, one of the […]

Mayne: major parties ram through another $70 billion in pokies losses

, Dec 01, 2017

Extraordinary scene in Victorian Parliament as the pokies lobby had another win.

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

, Nov 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

, Nov 16, 2017

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

and , Nov 13, 2017

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

, Nov 10, 2017

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

and , Nov 08, 2017

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 …

, Nov 02, 2017

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

, Oct 25, 2017

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?