Best reaction yet from shareholders but media get stuck in

December 17, 2000

The David Jones AGM on December 11 was one of the best of the season in terms of good debate but despite an apparent majority of votes from the floor, only 13 per cent of proxy votes were in Crikey's favour.

Needs proxies for Lion Nathan, Permanent and Oroton

December 3, 2000

The AGM season for 2000 is largely over but there are still plenty of fun and games to be had at upcoming meetings so check out the calendar and see where you could help out.

Westfield, DJs, NRMA and ComBank are convicted censors

December 3, 2000

Some of our top companies are so embarrassed about the things they get up to that they refuse to allow external candidates to explain their platform to shareholders.

The Millionaire Factory, dodgy Westpac and Greiner’s folly

December 3, 2000

Rear Window is getting better month by month but Crikey can still pump out a reasonable business gossip column from time to time.

Warburton shows them how to run a meeting

December 3, 2000

The David Jones AGM was one of the best of the season with good debate and only a few procedural glitches. And while the vote for Crikey at the meeting was strong, the proxies were a disappointing 13 per cent only.

Pemberton was great but can Jacko steer Qantas

November 12, 2000

Qantas has performed superbly over the past three years but is Margaret Jackson really up to the job of chairman given the BHP and PacDun skeletons rattling in her closet.

Australia lags as usual on disclosure

November 12, 2000

Australia's corporate performance would not be so pathetic if we had tough disclosure laws like the US where CEO contracts must be made publicly available.

Chairman forced to use open proxies but company contests our account

November 12, 2000

In a first for corporate Australia, the Woolworths board were forced to use open proxies to stop Crikey getting onto the board after a majority of shareholders backed his candidacy. But Woolies company secretary has contested Crikey's version of events.

At last, someone asks Gerry a question

November 12, 2000

Gerry Harvey, Australia's fifth billionaire, does not like much debate at his AGMs. In fact, Crikey was the first person ever to disturb one when we popped in for a visit last week.

Vote for Crikey to end the horror stretch

November 12, 2000

The National Australia Bank is getting into all sorts of strife. Maybe it is time to vote Crikey onto the board to help clean up its governance and ethics.