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

Crikey October 13, 2017 1 Comment

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

Crikey October 3, 2017 1 Comment

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

Mayne: inside the pokies trial as judge takes a stroll down to the Crown gaming floor

Stephen Mayne September 13, 2017 1 Comment

The opening day attracted a full-scale media press conference before proceedings commenced in court 8G of the Federal Court building.

Mayne: Gordon and Murdoch senior unleash blitzkrieg against CBS-Ten deal

Stephen Mayne September 7, 2017 1 Comment

The Murdoch-Gordon camp are trying to come up with every conceivable argument to overturn the CBS deal.

Mayne: a Cormack Foundation-Liberal detente could unseat Dan Andrews

Stephen Mayne July 14, 2017 4 Comments

Just like Malcolm Turnbull’s $1.75 million donation helped save the federal Liberals, a $10 million campaign contribution from Cormack is arguably all Liberal leader Matthew Guy needs to turn Daniel Andrews into a one-term premier.

Mayne: Seven’s triumvirate buy themselves endless Amber Harrison publicity

Stephen Mayne July 10, 2017 7 Comments

By no longer contesting Seven’s claims in court or pursuing her own counter-claims, Harrison has laid down her legal arms and shifted the debate back into the court of public opinion, where she has proven herself to be an effective combatant.

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

Stephen Mayne 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.

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

Stephen Mayne 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

Stephen Mayne 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

Stephen Mayne June 21, 2017 5 Comments

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