Topic archives: Stephen Mayne

Mayne: Kennett should also say ‘time’s up’, and retire on his 70th birthday

February 15, 2018 11

The former Victorian premier is failing on many metrics but his views on gender prove the times have outgrown the man, writes Stephen Mayne.

Is Doyle trying to prevent the release of the Freckelton report?

February 7, 2018 7

Team Doyle seems to be moving to suppress the publication or broadcast of any more damaging information.

Mayne: stand by for annual political donations reveal on Thursday

January 30, 2018 3

When it comes to transparency and regulation, Australia has the democratic world’s worst system of campaign finance.

Mayne: all signs point to an early exit for alleged sexual harasser Robert Doyle

January 15, 2018 10

Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle relied on a network of influential media and PR personalities to secure his mayoralty. Now, it seems, not even they can save him.

Mayne: how an Indigenous woman helped the Victorian Greens make history in Northcote

November 20, 2017 9

A historic win for the Greens in the Northcote byelection came off the back of a volunteer campaign that outperformed Labor's all out blitz on the electorate. What does it mean for the Andrews government fortunes?

The Murdochs aren’t losing control of 21st Century Fox any time soon

and November 13, 2017 1

That said, it's because the company's share structure is dodgy.

When a reformed pokies addict confronted James Packer …

November 2, 2017 5

What follows is a transcript of part of the exchange between reformed pokies addict Anna Bardsley and the Crown board.

Mayne: what to expect at tomorrow’s Crown AGM with James Packer

October 25, 2017 1

What would the detached billionaire say if Mark Robley, the pokies addict featured so dramatically on 7.30 on Monday night, made a surprise appearance?

Will Seven West Media’s $30m dividend next week be its last?

October 13, 2017 1

Seven’s shares hit a record low of 63c last Friday and closed at 64c last night -- -- even as the broader sharemarket hit a three-month high. Things do not look good, write Glenn Dyer and Stephen Mayne.

Another year, another Murdoch family salary rip-off

October 3, 2017 1

When it comes to executive pay, how much is too much for the Murdoch family? Stephen Mayne and Glenn Dyer report.