Another day, another contested election defeat! That’s 42 and counting. However, as The Age reported this morning, the ballot to see who would be full-time major of Manningham City Council in 2010 came down to a knife-edge 5-4 vote. You would think that Kevin Andrews’ safe federal seat of Menzies in Melbourne’s leafy eastern suburbs […]
Never before have Woolworths chairman James Strong and CEO Michael Luscombe been forced to engage in such detail about their iniquitous 12,000-strong pokies operation.
Last week was arguably the second most dramatic time a state premier has contacted Kerry Stokes attempting to stop a potentially career-ending story from going to air.
Whilst ASIC has received the mother of all beltings in today’s papers for the failure to string up former One.Tel CEO Jodee Rich, more attention should be focused on the role played by Australia’s politicians and the Murdoch and Packer families.
Guess what? I got 42 million Fairfax votes in favour of my board tilt! And, err, 1.37 billion against. Stephen Mayne on coming last.
Yesterday’s Seven Network AGM produced the biggest booty of interesting exchanges that its billionaire proprietor Kerry Stokes has ever served up.
Roger Corbett’s Christian values didn’t appear to count for much when the opportunity presented for Woolies to leap into the pokies business. Why is the anti-gambling Salvation Army associated with someone who actively supports pokies?
While the whole experience was very frustrating for shareholders who wanted to hold the board to account, the AGM was a PR success for Telstra, with minimum scrutiny of the board's performance.
The man who used to like two-minute chairman addresses went on for half-an-hour at yesterday's Crown AGM, boasting of PBL's recent performance and making some pre-emptive attacks against the anti-pokies lobby.
The so-called no-vacancy rule makes getting on a public company board impossible for outsiders. Forcing institutions to disclose how they vote will further expose the old boys' network, starting with Fairfax.