Menu lock
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.


Fourteen more join the billion dollar loss club

September 1, 2009 1 Comment

The numbers are in and it’s now official: 2008-09 was the worst profit season in Australian history. Who would have ever thought 14 different companies could lose more than $1 billion in a single financial year?

Profit season’s last day dross and $1 billion loss

August 31, 2009

The last day of the 2008-09 profit season -- and what a shocker it was.

Will Packer use Stokes to get Rupert’s cash?

August 27, 2009

If James Packer really doesn’t care to be a media owner these days, then he’ll use stalking Kerry Stokes to lever a big price for his pay-TV assets out of Rupert, writes Stephen Mayne.

Greg Baxter escapes the Hardie blame game

August 21, 2009 1 Comment

The banning and fining of 9 blokes and Meredith Hellicar over the James Hardie debacle appears to have ignored the source of the original "fully funded" asbestos claims.

The Murdoch man on the Fairfax board: a screaming conflict

August 10, 2009

Fairfax board members are often very close to their competitor's interests. But, for board member David Evans, his association with Murdoch's BSkyB puts him in an untenable position.

Don Argus and his journo mates club

August 7, 2009

Crikey founder Stephen Mayne cuts the heart of outgoing BHP-Billiton's chairman Don Argus' sycophantic relationship with Melbourne's business columnists.

Will Woolies give Labor $20m for pokies empire?

May 26, 2009 4 Comments

With Labor now effectively declaring the pokies business was damaging its brand, Woolworths has come to a major fork in the road.

Take a shortcut to riches with Alumina

May 25, 2009

Shareholders are set to reap dividends if they plunge money into Alumina shares this afternoon, writes Stephen Mayne.

RiskMetrics loses its spine on Westfield pay

May 4, 2009

How on earth can RiskMetrics recommend in favour of the Westfield remuneration report at Wednesday’s AGM, asks Stephen Mayne?

Time for Rupert to send spinner Greg Baxter packing

April 24, 2009

If there’s one criticism of Rupert Murdoch that stands out above all others, it’s his failure to set an ultimate standard of behaviour for those around him.