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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.


Mayne: politics junkies needing an election fix? NSW has got you covered

July 6, 2017 3 Comments

Expect Tony Abbott and a few of his factional enemies to take a keen interest in the new Northern Beaches council, and the giant Inner West council will be a fierce contest between Labor and the Greens.

Clifftop poker: will media law changes allow Murdoch and Gordon to buy Ten before the money runs out?

July 5, 2017 4 Comments

Bruce Gordon and Lachlan Murdoch are asking the regulator for approval to buy Channel Ten. But will the media ownership laws allow the deal to go through in time?

Mayne: are the Murdochs (including Rupert) really ‘fit and proper’?

June 30, 2017 4 Comments

The UK government will have to decide if the Murdochs are "fit and proper" to hold a UK broadcasting licence. James and Lachlan have made the case that they are -- but what about dear old dad?

Mayne: Aveo, Fairfax and Ten all need to fix their disclosure

June 29, 2017 2 Comments

Fairfax has slammed aged care provider Aveo for lack of disclosure, but the media company needs to check its own backyard.

Mayne: how Ten’s staff can shirk the billionaires and control their own destiny

June 27, 2017 2 Comments

Led by veteran reporter Hugh Riminton, the staff yesterday secured three of the 14 positions on the all-powerful Ten creditors committee.

Mayne: 7 current pollies with connections to pokies

June 23, 2017 10 Comments

Stephen Mayne gives us the rundown on seven current elected representatives with known gambling industry associations or sympathies

Life after Parliament: the many curious jobs former pollies take up

June 21, 2017 5 Comments

And, in Kevin Rudd's case, the job he'd like to take up.

Mayne: will the Brits show some spine and resist Murdoch rent-seeking?

Mayne: will the Brits show some spine and resist Murdoch rent-seeking?

June 20, 2017 4 Comments

The Murdochs are masterful rent-seekers when it comes to politically vulnerable Western governments.

Mayne: is the ALP responsible for Australia’s world-record gambling rates?

June 16, 2017 5 Comments

The Australian Labor Party, protector of the battler, is going deeper into the addictive poker machine caper to help fund its Canberra political operations.

Mayne: Bob Carr v Four Corners on China’s influence in Canberra

June 13, 2017 6 Comments

Plus eight other pollies and their various corporate interests.