Friday, December 6: full day on market and ASA issues, interview on ABC Newsradio about floats.
Thursday, December 5: finance portfolio meeting at Council, plus ABC and SBS live TV interview on Qantas troubles.
Wednesday, December 4: ASA monitoring meeting in morning, then planning portfolio meeting and attended Inside Business farewell party in evening.
Tuesday, December 3: ASA board meeting in Sydney, speech at ASA Christmas lunch then evening council meeting.
Sunday, December 1: attended Aung San Suu Kyi speech in Dandenong.
Friday, November 29: last day of AGM season, attended lighting of Christmas tree in City Square.
Thursday, November 28: attended AGM of Seek.
Wednesday, November 27: AGM season, Takeovers Panel work and regular planning meeting at council.
Tuesday, November 26: attended Future Melbourne Committee meeting.
Friday, November 22: lodged Takeovers Panel application regarding Virgin capital raising. See media release. Commented on David Jones strike.
Thursday, November 21: long hours working on Takeovers Panel application after Virgin made this announcement.
Wednesday, November 20: in Brisbane for Virgin Australia AGM.
Tuesday, November 19: spoke at ASA Christmas lunch then public committee meeting at council.
Monday, November 18: another day in AGM season paradise.
Saturday, November 16: kids basketball, ASA work then attended The Melbourne Awards. See story on winner.
Friday, November 15: AGM season work in morning, then 3 hour Melbourne audit committee in afternoon.
Thursday, November 14: attended Sims Group AGM, CoM finance portfolio meeting and meeting with City of Yarra heavyweights.
Wednesday, November 13: attended Computershare and REA Group AGMs, then regular planning meeting with state govt.
Tuesday, November 12: full day at Town Hall, finishing with public committee meeting.
Monday, November 11: meeting with ASA's NSW monitoring group, plus attended City of Sydney finance committee.
Friday, November 8: exposed by the Murdoch press as a moonlighting activist on the public teat.
Thursday, November 7: Sydney bus tour with councillors, then attended Fairfax AGM, ASA office and VLGA AGM in Melbourne.
Wednesday, November 6: loooong day of briefings with City of Sydney. Sat next to Clover at evening dinner.
Tuesday, November 5: went to the Cup and even backed Fiorente.
Monday, November 4: Melbourne Cup parade and ASA meetings.
Sunday, November 3: distributed press release on the 6 chairs ASA believes should go.
Saturday, November 2: morning of ASA work then attended Derby in the afternoon.
Friday, November 1: AGM season work and chaired 100 minute phone hook up of ASA state monitoring chairs.
Thursday, October 31: AGM season, then attended Knowledge Week session on making of King Kong.
Wednesday, October 30: missed planning portfolio meeting and Crown AGM, full day prosecuting ASA's AGM season.
Tuesday, October 29: council briefings, then public council meeting in evening and dinner for anniversary of new council.
Monday, October 28: AGM season.
Sunday , October 27: visit to RACV Torquay and appeared on Inside Business.
Saturday, October 26: Paula away, busy day ferrying the kids to sport then afternoon/evening of ASA work.
Friday, October 25: attended MAV state council, Carsales AGM plus recorded Inside Business and interview with Sky Business.
Thursday, October 24: listened to Newcrest AGM webcast, plus participated in shareholder class actions symposium.
Wednesday, October 23: attended AGL AGM, plus meetings at council.
Tuesday, October 22: attended Southern Cross Media AGM and 4 meetings at Town Hall.
Monday, October 21: in Sydney for the day on ASA business.
Sunday, October 20: opening match of tennis season for the kids.
Saturday, October 19: kids basketball, school Art Fare, Rotary dinner speech and plenty of Murdoch tweeting.
Friday, October 18: day in the ASA's Sydney office.
Thursday, October 17: attended AGM of Melbourne Convention Bureau then in Sydney for launch of Onmarket Bookbuilds.
Wednesday, October 16: AGM season processing, then afternoon council meetings.
Tuesday, October 15: 4 meetings at council, panel discussion with Paddy Manning at super conference and long evening of ASA work.
Monday, October 14: long day of ASA war gaming after slept in and missed flight to Sydney.
Saturday, October 12: crook, lost 24 hours of AGM season when could least afford it..
Friday, October 11: long day on ASA matters.
Thursday, October 10: long day on ASA matters.
Wednesday, October 9: received 16.4% support in AFIC board tilt, see this write-up.
Tuesday, October 8: attended East West Link public meeting then City of Melbourne committee meeting.
Sunday, October 6: arrived home after busy 22 day trip to Europe with the family.
Saturday, October 5: News Ltd article about City of Melbourne supporting Princes Bridge bike lane.
Tuesday, September 25: ASX AGM and public council meeting.
Monday, September 16: continuing to build this list tracking all AGM dates and cities over the main season. Would love your help.
Saturday, September 14: City of Melbourne's top 20 property valuations released. See story in The Australian.
Thursday, September 12: council governance meeting on media protocols and expenses.
Wednesday, September 11: busy day with ASA, plus council planning meeting.
Tuesday, September 10: full day at council, concluding with lengthy council meeting in the evening.
Monday, September 9: in Sydney at ASA office and meeting with NSW company monitors.
Saturday, September 7: election day, first state or federal contest missed since 2004.
Friday, September 6: Age/SMH story on Newcrest.
Thursday, September 5: story in The Australian on executive pay, The Business on Newcrest, Mayne Report email edition and Melbourne Conversations debate on "Rupert".
Wednesday, September 4: attended MAV governance conference at Sofitel.
Tuesday, September 3: attended 35th anniversary celebration of the Melbourne-Osaka sister city relationship, plus commented on ABC radio about Get-up's Murdoch ads.
Monday, September 2: comment piece on Murdoch-Rudd for The Guardian, Finance portfolio meeting at City of Melbourne.
Saturday, August 31: attended David Williamson's play, Rupert.
Friday, August 30: in Brisbane for ASA monitor training.
Thursday, August 29: in Brisbane for ASA board meeting. AFIC released notice of meeting revealing board tilt.
Tuesday, August 27: bus tour around East West Link sites then public council meeting.
Monday, August 26: in Perth for training of ASA company monitors.
Sunday, August 25: released ASA press release on governance reforms plus sent email edition of Mayne Report.
Friday, August 23: lots of media on light John Gay punishment, plus commented on excessive BHP bonus payments.
Thursday, August 22: ASA monitor training in Adelaide, then up to Barossa for a speech.
Wednesday, August 21: interview with Fran Kelly on Abbott's $1.6 billion franking credits slug, Crikey story on same.
Tuesday, August 20: council briefing on East West tunnel, AFR story on CBA pay, Guardian story on Coalition's franking credits hit.
Monday, August 19: full day of ASA monitor training in Melbourne, Mayne Report email edition.
Sunday, August 18: released this press release as ASA launched major policy discussion paper.
Saturday, August 17: saw the Tigers go down to Carlton.
Friday, August 16: attended Victorian Senate draw then 4 hour Melbourne audit committee.
Thursday, August 15: missed deadline for candidate nominations for Federal election.
Wednesday, August 14: appeared in Today Tonight story on executive fat cats.
Tuesday, August 13: City of Melbourne committee meeting. Minutes and audio here.
Monday, August 12: in Sydney for training of 25 ASA monitors from NSW and ACT.
Saturday, August 10: long day of ASA research and preparation.
Friday, August 9: interviews on ABC Melbourne, ABC Sydney, ABC News24, Lateline and 7pm TV news about Kim Williams departure from News Corp.
Thursday, August 8: story in The Age on bike paths and shock jocks.
Wednesday, August 7: ASA work in morning, arvo planning meeting at council, then MAV metro forum.
Tuesday, August 6: council briefing, then speech to local govt valuers and public council meeting.
Monday, August 5: interview on ABC Tasmania about Gunns, attended Lawrence Money book launch about Amazing Aussie Bastards.
Sunday, August 4: Federal election called.
Friday, August 2: two interviews on Sky about White Energy and bank tax.
Thursday, August 1: ASA released this press release on ICAC findings.
Tuesday, July 30: City of Melbourne August council meeting from 5.30pm, plus briefings in morning.
Monday, July 29: ASA research on chairs without shares featured in The Australian.
Sunday, July 28: Sunday Age article on conundrum of minimum apartment sizes.
Saturday, July 27: quoted for ASA in interesting AFR feature on analyst briefings.
Friday, July 26: Crikey story on Packer vs Nicholas Moore. Regent Theatre motion now online here.
Thursday, July 25: attended Macquarie Group AGM. Watch webcast of extensive debate.
Wednesday, July 24: Crikey story on ugly billionaires who hate independent journalism. Speech in Ballarat.
Tuesday, July 23: turned 44. Attended interesting council briefing session with Linking Melbourne Authority.
Monday, July 22: bumper Mayne Report email edition sent out.
Sunday, July 21: issued ASA media release on Billabong and released ASA's Macquarie Group voting intentions.
Friday, July 19: Leadership Victoria panel at The Age on media, then attended 3 hour City of Melbourne audit committee.
Thursday, July 18: council consultation with Southbank residents, plus pre-AGM meeting with Carsales CEO and ASA evening meeting.
Wednesday, July 17: regular planning portfolio meeting at council.
Tuesday, July 16: regular Tuesday council briefing session, plus panel debate on media with corporate lawyers.
Monday, July 15: kids back at school, got plenty done.
Sunday, July 14: appeared on Inside Business with Alan Kohler.
Friday, July 12: chaired lengthy ASA phone hook-up, story in The Australian on Joe Gutnick, pre-recorded Inside Business for Sunday.
Wednesday, July 10: interviewed on ABC TV's The Drum about latest Murdoch scandals in UK.
Tuesday, July 9: attended CAMAC round table on future of the AGM in Sydney, then back to Melbourne for CoM committee meeting.
Monday, July 8: in Sydney for meeting of ASA's NSW company monitoring committee.
Friday, July 5: Crikey story on Packer casino deal, story in The Age on loss of council quorum.
Thursday, July 4: live interview on The Business about Sydney casino, plus chatted to Raph Epstein about it on 774 ABC Melbourne.
Tuesday, July 2: attended Future Melbourne Committee meeting. Listen to audio.
Sunday, June 30: appeared on RRR Party Show for end of financial year.
Saturday, June 29: told The Australian former Centro CEO Andrew Scott should repay his excessive bonuses.
Friday, June 28: Paula's birthday - most important day of the year.
Thursday, June 27: speech to Institute of Chartered Accountants, ABC radio spot on Rudd.
Wednesday, June 26: tour of Australian Ballet School at Southbank, long session watching Canberra antics.
Tuesday, June 25: ASA meeting with Macquarie Group, public council meeting with a full agenda including budget and 4 year plan.
Monday, June 24: Sent email edition of The Mayne Report.
Friday, June 22: Crikey story on News Corp demerger.
Thursday, June 21: ASA consultation meeting with Seek CEO Andrew Bassat.
Wednesday, June 20: interview on Sky Business about Newcrest, Crikey story on councils, plus watched referendum debate in Parliament.
Tuesday, June 19: all day in Canberra at ALGA conference.
Monday, June 18: all day in Canberra at ALGA conference.
Sunday, June 17: flew to Canberra for ALGA conference.
Thursday, June 13: in Sydney for ASA business.
Wednesday, June 12: quoted in ABC radio PM program story on Sydney casino battle.
Tuesday, June 11: lengthy Future Melbourne Committee meeting. Agenda and audio here.
Friday, June 7: Crikey story on Feeney's Batman battle, RN political quiz, plus meetings at council and ASA work.
Thursday, June 6: Finance portfolio meeting at council.
Wednesday, June 5: lots of ASA AGM work.
Tuesday, June 4: council meeting dominated by Arden-MacAuley debate.
Monday, June 3: Crikey story on Batman preselection battle.
Saturday, June 1: debated "art vs sport" at Williamstown Literary Festival.
Friday, May 31: long evening session wrapping up various ASA matters.
Thursday, May 30: Crikey story on Westfield pay. Interview on 774 ABC Melbourne about political funding.
Wednesday, May 29: missed Westfield Group AGM in Sydney due to fog.
Tuesday, May 28: monthly public council meeting in the chamber from 5.30pm. Listen to audio.
Monday, May 27: Crikey story on Murdoch backflip, attended launch of Reconciliation Week, interview with ABC Brisbane.
Sunday, May 26: appeared on Inside Business panel discussion.
Saturday, May 25: spent day at RACV Torquay Golf Club.
Friday, May 24: attended morning session of AFL local government day.
Thursday, May 23: attended second day of Future of Local Government conference, plus Crikey story on Westfield pay deals.
Wednesday, May 22: regular planning portfolio meeting at council, plus attended Future of Local Govt conference.
Tuesday, May 21: council briefings and asked questions at Boart Longyear AGM along with ASA monitor.
Monday, May 20: attended first hour of Leighton AGM in Sydney then spent day in ASA's Chatswood office.
Sunday, May 19: battled Greg Craven in Sunday Extra debate on local government referendum, plus send this email edition of The Mayne Report.
Friday, May 17: pre-recorded referendum debate for RN's Sunday Extra and attended Melbourne audit committee meeting.
Thursday, May 16: represented Melbourne at MAV state council.
Wednesday, May 15: lots of ASA mini-season report processing.
Tuesday, May 14: council briefing and Future Melbourne committee meeting. Listen here.
Monday, May 13: lengthy governance meeting at council, plus story in The Age on "facadism".
Friday, May 10: panel discussion on developer contributions at Property Council.
Thursday, May 9: City of Melbourne budget released. Listen to debate here.
Monday-Wednesday May 6-8: in Sydney at ASA national conference.
Friday, May 3: final briefing sessions on Melbourne's budget.
Thursday, May 2: lengthy phone hook-up on ASA policy review.
Wednesday, May 1: council briefings and listened to Dean Paatsch speech at ASA Investor Hour.
Tuesday, April 30: council briefings and everything passed unanimously at April council meeting.
Monday, April 29: Crikey piece on News Ltd campaign against constitutional recognition.
Friday, April 26: lodged two motions for debate at next week's council meeting.
Wednesday, April 24: regular planning portfolio meeting at Melbourne.
Tuesday, April 23: regular council briefing session plus separate discussions on budget and council plan.
Monday, April 22: sent out this bumper Mayne Report email edition.
Friday, April 19: three hour budget session at council, plus late night working on email edition.
Thursday, April 18: more budget and governance meetings at council, plus quoted in The OZ on David Crawford.
Wednesday, April 17: 3 council meetings and discussed Lend Lease tender on audit with The Australian.
Tuesday, April 16: AFR story on Prime Ag EGM. Budget planning day and council meeting.
Monday, April 15: in Sydney for Prime AG EGM and ASA commitments.
Sunday, April 14: very cold surf at Smith's Beach. Rode across Phillip Island with kids.
Saturday, April 13: drove back to Phillip Island.
Friday, April 12: drove back from Phillip Island for council budget session then attended Comedy Festival gig.
Thursday, April 11: ASA and council work in morning then drove to Phillip Island with kids.
Wednesday, April 10: planning portfolio meeting at council.
Tuesday, April 9: council briefing session.
Monday, April 8: busy day editing ASA's Equity magazine.
Friday, April 5: bus tour of council buildings and Herald Sun story on Fire Services Levy.
Thursday, April 4: interview on ABC Gold Coast about Billabong situation.
Wednesday, April 3: attended regular planning meeting with senior officer from DPCD.
Tuesday, April 2: two hour council briefing session.
Monday, April 1: drove back from RACV Cobram.
Thursday, March 28: drove up to RACV Cobram for Easter break.
Wednesday, March 27: big pay protest vote at QBE Insurance AGM.
Tuesday, March 26: public council meeting. Listen to audio here.
Monday, March 25: interview on ABC Gold Coast about Billabong.
Friday, March 23: council briefings and received petition from Carl Katter.
Thursday, March 22: watched upper house Question Time then panel discussion at municipal engineers conference.
Wednesday, March 20: on panel with Tony Jones and 6 others at AIST conference in Brisbane.
Tuesday, March 19: council briefings and then a boat tour of Docklands.
Monday, March 18: attended launch of Crown's Reconciliation Action Plan, plus commented on ASIC's high frequency trading paper.
Sunday, March 17: attended F1 Grand Prix at Albert Park.
Friday, March 15: council briefings and attended Melbourne Press Club Quill Awards at Crown.
Thursday, March 14: finished editing of ASA Equity magazine.
Wednesday, March 13: speech to Gippsland branch of ASA in Traralgan.
Tuesday, March 12: council briefing on 4 year plan, plus Future Melbourne Committee meeting.
Monday, March 11: participated in remuneration forum in Perth.
Sunday, March 10: meeting in Perth with ASA's WA monitoring team.
Friday, March 8: panel discussion at big Rotary breakfast for International Women's Day.
Thursday, March 7: speech to national seniors group, panel discussion at UDIA conference at Crown, finance portfolio meeting.
Wednesday, March 6: planning meeting at Melbourne, interviewed by Lindy Burns on 774 ABC Melbourne after Ted Baillieu resigned.
Tuesday, March 5: another interview on Jon Faine about Matthew Guy, council briefings and then committee meeting.
Sunday, March 3: Faine bunfight included in Sunday Age feature on Matthew Guy.
Friday, March 1: scored 14 votes in MAV election, sent this report to councilors on historic gender victory.
Thursday, February 28: Herald Sun story on skyscraper, interview with Jon Faine on planning, attended part of ASA board meeting, appeared in 7.30 story on Murdochs and Ten.
Wednesday, February 27: chaired all day meeting of ASA state company monitoring leaders.
Tuesday, February 26: council briefings and then public council meeting.
Monday, February 25: Crikey story on Lachlan Murdoch, chatted about Network Ten on ABC Melbourne, council briefings, MAV lobbying and more preparation for this week's ASA meetings.
Saturday, February 23: supported BHP-Billiton pay practices in Fairfax press and worked on various ASA papers.
Friday, February 22: Crikey piece on battle to save campaign for constitutional recognition of local government. City of Melbourne audit committee.
Thursday, February 21: emailed 3000 local government professionals on MAV and constitutional recognition campaigns.
Wednesday, February 20: long interview on ABC Brisbane about Brisconnections and BHP, ASA speech in Bendigo and attended MAV Presidential forum in Benalla.
Tuesday, February 19: sent bumper email edition of The Mayne Report. MAV Presidential debate at Collins St office.
Monday, February 18: editorial in The Age on campaign finance, appeared on The Business discussing APN board coup and attended MAV Presidential forum in Stawell.
Friday, February 15: council briefing on rating strategy and story in The Age on calls for campaign finance reform.
Wednesday, February 13: brief mention of MAV election in print edition of Weekly Times.
Tuesday, February 12: long day of council briefings and then Future Melbourne committee meeting.
Monday, February 11: attended capital works briefing at council.
Sunday, February 10: long day processing AGM reports for ASA magazine. Liked this Robert Doyle column for Rupert.
Saturday, February 9: Weekly Times story on MAV tilt.
Friday, February 8: solid 3 hour session on Melbourne's 4 year council plan.
Thursday, February 7: nominated for President of Municipal Association of Victoria. See VEC website.
Wednesday, February 6: good meeting with ASA chair, plus attended meetings at council.
Tuesday, February 5: long day of council briefings and chat followed by public committee meeting.
Monday, February 4: Herald Sun story on revamped planning procedures in Melbourne.
Friday, February 1: trawled through dump of donations data from 9am. See updated Herald Sun story on 200m+ Southbank proposal. ...
Thursday, January 31: happy to support Cr Richard Foster's bold proposal on smoking bans, plus attended several meetings at Town Hall.
Wednesday, January 30: kids back at school, letter in AFR about Network Ten shafting, briefings at council, ABC Gippsland interview and Sky Business interview on Qantas and Gina.
Tuesday, January 28: first official briefing session of the year for councillors and ASA's February edition of Equity magazine released.
Saturday, January 26: participated in Australia Day parade from Town Hall and quoted in media defending "two strikes" regime after Penrice Soda EGM .
Friday, January 25: quoted in Adele Ferguson article defending "two strikes" regime, plus this Cameron England News Ltd piece. $4500 gain exiting BC Iron and Macmahon capital raising plays.
Thursday, January 24: took kids to Melbourne City Baths and North Melbourne aquatic facility.
Wednesday, January 23: page 3 article in The Age about differential rates on pokies venues and Crikey story on Rio Tinto.
Tuesday, January 22: 7 hour session at council, quoted in ABC story on ranting shareholders.
Monday, January 21: full day of ASA work publishing reports, researching voting, updating monitors and proofing magazine.
Sunday, January 20: long day working on ASA editing and reports, then enjoyed Djokovic epic.
Friday, January 18: day in Sorrento with family, tried out new Peninsular Link.
Thursday, January 17: Crikey story on Network Ten's poorly structured capital raising.
Wednesday, January 16: attended Australian Open, interviewed on The Drum about AMP Capital's support for the "two strikes" regime.
Tuesday, January 15: first visit to Melbourne Town Hall since NYE. Melbourne Times story on possible planning reforms.
Monday, January 14: full day editing AGM reports for February edition of ASA's Equity magazine.
Sunday, January 13: sent this Michael Pascoe article to all Manningham councillors.
Saturday, January 12: long day on ASA reports then attended opening night of Jersey Boys.
Friday, January 11: criticised Jack Tilburn on ABC Radio's AM program. Drove back from Illawarra holiday, quoted in Fairfax piece on pay.
Thursday, January 10: interviewed on Radio Australia about Whitehaven Coal hoax.
Tuesday, January 8: attended 3 hour staff meeting at ASA head quarters in Sydney. Excellent late afternoon surf at Maroubra in 41 deg heat.
Sunday, January 6: visited lovely Wombarra Sculpture Garden.
Friday, January 4: drove to sleepy hamlet of Wombarra between Sydney and Wollongong for a house-sitting holiday.
Thursday, January 3: visited Mint and War Memorial in Canberra followed by entertaining dinner with 3 public servants and a tough family lawyer.
Wednesday, January 2: drove to Canberra with family.
Monday, December 31: watched fire works from roof of the Melbourne Town Hall.
Friday, December 28: send out this bumper end of year email edition of The Mayne Report.
Wednesday, December 26: tried out the bedlam of Westfield Doncaster on Boxing Day to sort Ipod touch issue.
Tuesday, December 25: lovely Christmas with family at home.
Monday, December 24: published ANZ, Graincorp and Incitec Pivot AGM reports on ASA website.
Friday, December 21: completed ASA submission to CAMAC on future of the AGM.
Thursday, December 20: two hour briefing on Melbourne's LEAN management program, plus final regular spot with Raph Epstein on 774.
Wednesday, December 19: regular planning portfolio meeting at Melbourne.
Tuesday, December 18: final full council meeting for the year in chamber all done in less than an hour.
Monday, December 17: attended East Melbourne Group Christmas Function at Tiger den on Punt Road.
Friday, December 14: capital works briefing then 2 hour bus tour around Melbourne and lunch with Southbank residents group.
Thursday, December 13: Delighted MCC had this big win in VCAT stopping 32 pokies at Francis Hotel. Evening speech to Brighton Rotary Club.
Wednesday, December 12: appeared in 7.30 story on Sydney casino battle and even chatted to Jeff Kennett at RACV President's dinner!
Tuesday, December 11: stressed out chairing 12 finance items at full public committee meeting.
Monday, December 10: in Sydney for ASA board meeting.
Friday, December 7: wrote this lead story for Crikey on Lachlan Murdoch.
Thursday, December 6: in Sydney for AGM of Ten Network Holdings.
Wedensday, December 5: ASA monitoring and Victorian committee meetings, council planning briefing plus dropped in on MAV conference.
Tuesday, December 4: breakfast speech to Melbourne Rotary Club then council commitments until 8pm.
Monday, December 3: long session on Melbourne's 4 year plan, then speech to Toorak Rotary Club.
Sunday, December 2: panel discussion at the big national Skeptics convention in Carlton.
Saturday December 1: artistic walking tour around North Melbourne then panel debate with Adam Bandt at Fair@Square festival.
Friday, November 30: speech at Our Community conference then took kids to lighting of City Square Christmas tree.
Thursday, November 29: council briefings on planning and finance, attended Seek AGM then MC at CitySwitch awards.
Wednesday, November 28: attended Docklands Community Forum, successful MAV motion quoted in Melbourne Leader.
Tuesday, November 27: full day of council commitments followed by first public council meeting in chamber. See agenda and minutes.
Monday, November 26: interviewed on ABC1's The Business about Gina Rinehart.
Sunday, November 25: appeared on Inside Business, attended East Melbourne festival and worked on ASA magazine.
Saturday, November 24: kids basketball duties and worked on ASA's end of AGM season wrap.
Friday, November 23: pre-recorded Inside Business and worked on bumper summer edition of ASA's Equity magazine.
Thursday, November 22: listened to Woolies AGM and EGM on webcast then attended Royal Melbourne hospital dinner.
Wednesday, November 21: in Brisbane for QR National AGM, then evening speech to Templestowe Rotary Club plus MCA AGM.
Tuesday, November 20: first contested votes and debate at public City of Melbourne meeting of councillors.
Monday, November 19: 4 hour session on Melbourne's strategic plan, then attended Arrium AGM and RACV Tourism Awards dinner.
Tuesday, November 13: full day of briefings, meetings and functions at City of Melbourne from 9am until 9pm.
Monday, November 12: ABC radio spot on Network Ten chaos and attended Destination Docklands networking evening where LM spoke well.
Sunday, November 11: played laser tag with 16 kids at Philip's 8th birthday party. We lost both games to smaller groups of older kids.
Saturday, November 10: inspired by this Courier Mail story to book flights to Brisbane for QR National AGM on November 21.
Friday, November 9: two hour governance briefing at council then spoke at 25th Tim McCoy annual dinner.
Thursday, November 8: combination of time in city office and MCC, plus attended Manningham AGM in evening.
Wednesday, November 7: spent 5 hours at City of Melbourne, plus evening session processing ASA reports.
Tuesday, November 6: wrote and published ASA reports on REA Group, Fairfax Media and Whitehaven Coal.
Monday, November 5: AGM season work in the morning, followed by council session in the afternoon.
Sunday, November 4: busy day writing and publishing AGM reports for ASA.
Saturday, November 3: opened about 250 pieces of stockpiled mail and did big clean out of newspapers.
Friday, November 2: sworn in as City of Melbourne councillor.
Thursday, November 1: in Sydney for Whitehaven Coal AGM and long ASA staff meeting.
Wednesday, October 31: asked questions at Tassal and Centro AGMs.
Tuesday, October 30: attended official declaration of the poll at Melbourne Town Hall.
Monday, October 29: lovely lunch with FT columnist Ms MoneyPenny.
Sunday, October 28: VEC computer declared was Melbourne councillor at about 6.30pm.
Saturday, October 27: not official yet, but looking good in Melbourne City Council elections. See The Age online.
Friday, October 26: interesting Echo AGM piece in The Australian, Crikey piece on Packer cronyism, meeting with Centro CEO and attended Carsales AGM where big protest on CEO pay.
Thursday, October 25: in Queensland for Echo Entertainment and Suncorp AGMs.
Wednesday, October 24: attended heavy 3 and a half hour Fairfax AGM where negotiated a pay cut for chairman Roger Corbett on the floor.
Tuesday, October 23: big day of ASA AGM engagement and speech to Essendon Rotary Club.
Monday, October 22: full day of ASA work.
Saturday, October 20: interesting Michael West piece on Cochlear AGM in Fairfax papers.
Friday, October 19: Philip's 8th birthday, busy day publishing AGM reports for ASA, sent out email edition of The Mayne Report and evening speech in Colac.
Thursday, October 18: column for The Drum on News Corp AGM, processed lots of ASA reports, out to Philip's favourite pizza place for his 8th birthday.
Wednesday, October 17: listened to News Corp webcast, interviewed on ABC News Breakfast, Crikey story on Cochlear AGM, interview on ABC Sydney about Channel Nine deal.
Tuesday, October 16: in Sydney for Cochlear AGM and published this monster ASA report ahead of News Corp AGM. Interviewed by Ticky Fullerton on The Business.
Monday, October 15: busy day editing and publishing ASA Voting Intentions, then attended evening candidates forum put on by Carlton Ratepayers' Association.
Sunday, October 14: appeared on Inside Business, emailed this overdue edition of The Mayne Report, posted ASA's Cochlear voting intentions.
Saturday, October 13: big day of kids basketball and late night of ASA research and Mayne Report work.
Friday, October 12: pre-recorded Inside Business with Alan Kohler and phone hook up with ASA Company Monitoring Committee chairs.
Thursday, October 11: letter in The AFR calling for QR National to do an SPP for retail investors.
Wednesday, October 10: more media coverage for ASA on Billabong situation.
Tuesday, October 9: another full day at ASA head office in Sydney. Home at 11pm.
Monday, October 8: 12th wedding anniversary and spent full day at ASA head office in Sydney.
Sunday, October 7: another full day on ASA matters.
Saturday, October 6: ploughed through annual reports in preparation for AGM season.
Friday, October 5: listened to ASX AGM on webcast out of Sydney.
Thursday, October 4: interview on ABC Newsradio and 666 ABC Canberra about News Corp AGM and enjoyed excellent performance by ASA's John Curry at Transurban's AGM season opener.
Wednesday, October 3: school holidays activities and more AGM season prep.
Tuesday, October 2: long hours chasing down AGM details for ASA.
Monday, October 1: quoted in The Age on Kennett and The Australian on Fairfax. Lodged preferences, photos and campaign statement for City of Melbourne before noon deadline. Now for the AGM season.
Sunday, September 30: heavy day of preference negotiations on City of Melbourne.
Saturday, September 29: skating 11th birthday party for Laura during grand final. Lots of fun.
Friday, September 28: deadline for Manningham preference tickets, ASA policy committee, ploughed through huge box of mail.
Thursday, September 27: radio interview with Sharon Firebrace, lodged group name for Melbourne, lunch with News Corp directors Sir Rod Eddington and Peter Barnes.
Wednesday, September 26: fascinated by full list of Victorian council candidates, ASA IT session in afternoon.
Tuesday, September 25: second day at ASA office in Sydney, interviews with ABC Tasmania and PM program on Gunns demise. Missed last Manningham council meeting but delighted with exec pay disclosure on p110 of the annual report.
Monday, September 24: in Sydney learning the ropes at ASA head office in Chatswood, quoted in AAP feature on ASA's approach to forthcoming AGM season.
Saturday, September 22: ploughed through a pile of AGM material.
Friday, September 21: first of semi-regular spot on Sunrise reviewing story of the day. Formally nominated for City of Melbourne.
Thursday, September 20: busy day preparing for AGM season. ASA evening meeting. Watched press conference with Gary Morgan and John Elliott after p1 story in The Age.
Wednesday, September 19: resigned from ASA board and took up policy and engagement consultancy gig for AGM season. See announcement.
Tuesday, September 18: regular spot on 774 ABC Melbourne, plus appeared on ABC TV's The Drum.
Friday, September 14: participated in debate with emerging leaders facilitated by Leadership Victoria.
Thursday, September 13: keynote speech to independent fuel and convenience store retailers.
Tuesday, September 11: exited $10,000 Codan SPP, attended Manningham ASA meeting, regular ABC radio spot in Melbourne.
Monday, September 10: attended briefing on Matthew Guy's proposed planning revolution.
Sunday, September 9: attended opening of new $53m Greensborough pool.
Friday, September 7: speech at Property Council conference in Melbourne, interviewed for doco pilot in Park Orchards.
Wednesday, September 5: bumper Mayne Report email edition, interview on Faine and World Today about News Corp AGM.
Tuesday, September 4: regular spot on 774 ABC Melbourne. Discussed Peter Cox tilt at Fairfax board and mining billionaires.
Monday, September 3: local Fairfax paper reports on excessive interstate junketing by Cr Meg Downie. Attended opening of MC2.
Saturday, September 1: panel discussion at Melbourne Writer's Festival.
Thursday, August 30: panel discussion on Kay Review and short termism at Responsible Investment conference.
Wednesday, August 29: assisted with article in Manningham Leader about excessive councillor expense claims.
Tuesday, August 28: column for The Drum endorsing Elisabeth Murdoch, regular afternoon spot on ABC Melbourne, attended first hour of Manningham council meeting.
Monday, August 27: attended packed submitters meeting at Manningham for $6m water treatment plant in Doncaster. Evening chat with Lindy Burns on ABC Melbourne.
Friday, August 24: interviewed on The World Today about Elisabeth Murdoch's McTaggart lecture and on ABC radio's PM program about Steve Vizard.
Thursday, August 23: another Crikey story on Gillard spiked, lengthy interview with John Stanley on 2UE about AWU-Slaters issue.
Wednesday, August 22: letter published in Crikey on AWU-Gillard-Slaters-Wilson-Murphy saga, regular spot on 774 ABC Melbourne talking BHP, RBA and AWU.
Tuesday, August 21: appeared on Sunrise, The Project, Sky Business and Lateline discussing falling executive pay.
Monday, August 20: Crikey story on Gillard spiked, in Sydney for board meeting of Australian Shareholders' Association.
Friday, August 17: curriculum day for the kids so took them to inspect libary at Manningham's new $40m MC2 precinct.
Thursday, August 16: appeared on Sunrise to discuss record CBA profit and wrote this Crikey story on bank cartel.
Wednesday, August 15: Crikey story on Olympics performance with full list of 45 companies worth more than $US100 billion.
Tuesday, August 14: attended ASA Manningham branch meeting and regular spot on 774 ABC Melbourne.
Monday, August 13: radio interview with Sharon Firebrace on 3KND.
Friday, August 10: attended full day of ASA monitor training.
Thursday, August 9: attended public lecture about Greg Barber court action against State of Victoria, plus ASA dinner.
Wednesday, August 8: interview on ABC Tasmania about Gunns.
Tuesday, August 7: missed first Manningham council briefing, regular spot on 774 ABC Melbourne, watched Southbank debate at City of Melbourne planning committee meeting.
Monday, August 6: attended first hour of Transport Committee meeting, then council resignation took effect at 5pm.
Friday, August 3: submitted this 3300 word resignation letter to Manningham mayor.
Thursday, August 2: attending official opening of new $6 million Ted Ajani centre in Lower Templestowe.
Tuesday, July 31: public council meeting from 7pm.
Monday, July 30: attended submitters meeting at council on function centre proposal.
Friday, July 27: Crikey story on Labor's preference acrobatics in Melbourne by-election.
Thursday, July 26: only losing candidate to attend declaration of the Melbourne by-election poll with Jennifer Kanis at VEC.
Wednesday, July 25: Crikey story on potential Greens-Liberal preference deal in Victoria.
Tuesday, July 24: back on the regular 774 ABC Melbourne spot with Raph Epstein talking by-election, Murdoch, Billabong and media regulation.
Monday, July 23: turned 43. Lovely Thai dinner with the family in Brunswick St. Kids loved sitting on the floor.
Sunday, July 22: sent this Mayne Report special email edition on Melbourne by-election in a day of post-mortems and analysis.
Saturday, July 21: big day on the booths in Melbourne by-election. Pleased to finish 4th with 4.75% of the vote.
Friday, July 20: Jon Faine outside broadcast from Victoria Markets, pre-poll and more logistical preparation for Saturday by-election.
Thursday, July 19: interviewed on ABC News24 Breakfast wearing the "stop the pokies" campaign t-shirt. Attended SP Ausnet AGM with power infrastructure queries, handed out at pre-poll, attended farewell for fab Manningham CEO and interviewed on ABC Newsradio.
Wednesday, July 18: Crikey story on Murdoch cash received Paul Howes, ReachTel poll in The Australian has vote at 4.3%, quoted in AFR story about cash handouts driving pokies, RN Breakfast story about by-election, handing out at early voting centres.
Tuesday, July 17: by-election Q&A with Melbourne Weekly, picked up how to vote cards, attended Doncaster Rail meeting, handed out at early voting, attended council briefing.
Monday, July 16: sent this bumper Mayne Report email edition, attended Kensington candidates forum and appeared in this 7.30 story on Melbourne by-election.
Saturday, July 14: participated in candidates debate in CBD facilitated by Australian Christian Lobby.
Friday, July 13: registered how to vote card at VEC, Crikey item on ABC ban.
Thursday, July 12: quoted in The Age slamming ALP's "Green stooges" dossier, Crikey story on Melbourne preference plays.
Wednesday, July 11: speech on governance to ASA Investor Hour in Melbourne, interview with 7.30 for upcoming story on Melbourne by-election.
Tuesday, July 10: Crikey story on reforming Australia's takeover laws, bumper Mayne Report email edition and participated in lively candidates forum at Docklands.
Monday, July 9: sent this rallying call against tabloid excess to 1000+ councillors, Crikey story on Herald Sun pay disclosure, attended Manningham protest against water treatement plant, appeared on The Drum, Melbourne candidates' forum in the evening.
Sunday, July 8: short story in The Sunday Age on VEC investigation into ALP dirt sheet.
Saturday, July 7: quoted above the fold on p1 of The Age about Herald Sun changes.
Friday, July 6: discussed Gina's sell-down on ABC TV Breakfast, plus ABC radio in Newcastle. Gave some grabs to Channel Ten news on Herald Sun changes.
Thursday, July 5: Crikey story on Rupert, Packer, Woolies and the pokies. Interviewed on ABC Victoria about council super blowout. Chatted to Waleed Aly on RN Drive about Gina sell-down. Also did ABC WA regional into the Pilbara with "Bazza".
Wednesday, July 4: interviewed by Jon Faine about dirty Labor tactics in Melbourne by-election, attended MAV briefing on $400 million superannuation hit for Victorian councils, appeared in 7.30 Report story about James Packer's Echo stalking.
Tuesday, July 3: live interview on ABC TV midday report about David Jones bid and Gunns write-downs, did some David Jones grabs for ABC 7pm TV news, New Matilda piece on Melbourne by-election, watched City of Melbourne planning meeting, attended Oursay launch and Manningham briefing in evening.
Monday, July 2: radio interview on ABC Melbourne about David Jones, ABC Tasmania TV and radio chats about Gunns write-downs.
Sunday, July 1: spent day in the Melbourne electorate with family.
Friday, June 29: Crikey story on Rupert's rising power with demerger.
Thursday, June 28: Fran Kelly chat on Gina Rinehart at 6.35am, local paper reports councillor expenses win, Crikey story on Bolt, McCrann and Gina.
Wednesday, June 27: breakfast chat on ABC News 24 and Radio Australia about media shake-ups. Crikey story on News Corp demerger. Evening speech to a group of spindoctors and chatted with Waleed Aly on RN Drive.
Tuesday, June 26: described as ludicrous by Gerard Henderson, appeared on Sunrise, interviews on ABC Newcastle, ABC Brisbane and Triple J's Hack program. Attended council meeting where councillor expenses disclosure finally got up. Crikey story on GetUp! EGM tactic against Woolies.
Monday, June 25: three different chats with Red Symons from Italian cafe at Templestowe Village during Italy vs England game. Crikey story on the crisis in local journalism. Interviewed on ABC Sydney and Newsradio about Fairfax's editor purges. Council briefing and submitters meeting in evening.
Sunday, June 24: featured in this Sunday Age piece about Manningham and councils by John Elder.
Friday, June 22: formally nominated for Melbourne by-election, attended ballot draw.
Thursday, June 21: interviewed on Sunrise about News Ltd, Crikey piece on Alan Kohler, interview on ABC Newcastle about newspapers.
Wednesday, June 20: motion on councillor expense claim disclosure released in agenda for June council meeting. In Sydney for speech. Interviewed on Ten's late news.
Tuesday, June 19: interviewed on Sunrise about Fairfax, slammed Gina on RRR and did likewise on ABC NSW in afternoon.
Monday, June 18: submitted AICD assignment and sat 150 minute exam in city, then chaired lively and worthwhile meeting of Manningham's Open Space Committee.
Sunday, June 17: Fairfax local paper reports Gillard $1 bet preferences offer in Melbourne by-election.
Friday, June 15: preferences meeting with Adam Bandt and Greg Barber, wide-ranging interview on Radio National's The Media Report and chatted about Gina's Fairfax play on ABC Perth.
Thursday, June 14: meeting with memoir publisher, coached daughters to 1 point basketball win and attended council budget briefing in evening.
Wednesday, June 13: dinner speech in Ballarat celebrating ASA branch's 10th anniversary.
Tuesday, June 12: Crikey story on Kerry Stokes, lunch with media academic and council briefing in evening. Quoted in Moonee Valley Weekly on pokies.
Monday, June 11: pre-recorded interview with 7.30 on James Packer.
Friday, June 8: interviewed on 702 ABC Sydney and Lateline after John Story resigned as Echo chair.
Thursday, June 7: surprised to read on Fairfax website that Cr Reid and Cr Macmillan are now denying threatening to resign.