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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 currently a City of Melbourne councillor, shareholder advocate and broad campaigner for transparency and accountability across the media, business and political sectors.

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Mayne: what James Mathison needs to do to topple Tony Abbott

Mayne: what James Mathison needs to do to topple Tony Abbott

Stephen MayneMay 30, 20162 Comments

Does TV host James Mathison stand a chance against Tony Abbott? He'll need more than celebrity.

Mayne: why I am disclosing my campaign donors (and Andrews should too)

Mayne: why I am disclosing my campaign donors (and Andrews should too)

Stephen MayneMay 26, 20162 Comments

Australia's political disclosure laws are woefully inadequate.

Mayne: can <em>Four Corners</em> force Lib-Lab duopoly into some campaign finance reform?

Mayne: can Four Corners force Lib-Lab duopoly into some campaign finance reform?

Stephen MayneMay 23, 20164 Comments

The media has been slack in reporting on political donations, but that is about to change with a Four Corners investigation tonight.

Mayne: time for the minor parties to be transparent about who they'll support

Mayne: time for the minor parties to be transparent about who they'll support

Stephen MayneMay 16, 20167 Comments

There’s a lot of hedging of bets so far during this campaign on the question of post-election alliances.

Mayne: why I might have to resign from council to challenge Kevin Andrews

Mayne: why I might have to resign from council to challenge Kevin Andrews

Stephen MayneMay 11, 20163 Comments

Yet more questions about the governance practices and standards within the conservative Kevin Andrews' political machine.

Mayne: inside my plan to take down Kevin Andrews

Mayne: inside my plan to take down Kevin Andrews

Stephen MayneMay 9, 201611 Comments

Stephen Mayne is running as a pro-Turnbull, liberal-minded independent in Menzies.

Mayne: what Melbourne should do if Trump becomes president

Mayne: what Melbourne should do if Trump becomes president

Stephen MayneMay 2, 20165 Comments

If the United States elects Donald Trump its president, Australia should try to lure away American companies.

Mayne: NXT to no chance Xenophon will swipe many seats nationally

Mayne: NXT to no chance Xenophon will swipe many seats nationally

Stephen MayneApr 29, 20166 Comments

It’s a question of so far so good for NXT, but execution risk is high, resources are scarce and the major parties are hunting for chinks in the armour.

Mayne: how News Corp extracted a quick-fire $230k from the City of Melbourne

Mayne: how News Corp extracted a quick-fire $230k from the City of Melbourne

Stephen MayneApr 27, 20164 Comments

The Murdochs are very skilled at leveraging public funds for their favourite causes -- and then bashing the very people who handed over those funds.

Mayne: senators should reform campaign finance, not just talk about it

Mayne: senators should reform campaign finance, not just talk about it

Stephen MayneApr 20, 20161 Comment

Why on Earth can't the federal parties initiate at least some basic campaign finance reforms?

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