Explaining upcoming election contests
There have been two Mayne Report email editions in September explaining all the corporate activism plans. Read them here:
Friday, September 19
Tilts, Fairfax, CBA, Brickworks, Albert Park, ASX, Woolies, pokies and Crown
Monday, September 15
Bumper email edition
Thursday, September 18: Crikey story on capital raisings.
Friday, September 12: finished up with ASA.
Monday, September 7: exit announced from ASA to contest a series of upcoming elections.
Thursday, September 4: lodged this motion for FMC, see Herald Sun coverage.
Tuesday, September 2: Future Melbourne Committee at council. See agenda.
Monday, September 1: opinion piece in The Age on Melbourne's People's Panel.
Friday, August 29: story about Qantas loss for The New Daily.
Thursday, August 28: attended Daniel Andrews luncheon at Property Council.
Tuesday, August 26: August council meeting.
Saturday, August 23: first day of City of Melbourne's People's Panel to advise on 10 year plan.
Thursday, August 21: in Adelaide for ASA board meeting, plus two ABC radio interviews about News Corp leaks.
Tuesday, August 12: Committee meeting at council.
Friday, August 8: City of Melbourne audit committee.
Thursday, August 7: City of Melbourne Finance and Governance portfolio meeting.
Tuesday, August 5: City of Melbourne Future Melbourne Committee meeting.
Friday, August 1: Woodside EGM in Perth (via webcast).
Tuesday, July 30: council meeting.
Thursday, July 24: in Sydney for Macquarie AGM.
Friday, July 11: Herald Sun article expressing concern about defacto casino expansion.
Thursday, July 10: enjoyed having the kids for a day as Paula worked.
Wednesday, July 9: 14 hour day at the Town Hall attending meetings and working.
Tuesday, July 8: supported idea a CBUS deal to create 3000sqm public open space on Collins Street at council an in AFR article.
Friday, July 4: enjoyed Docklands fireworks with the family.
Thursday, July 3: finance portfolio meeting at council and chatted to 3AW about big towers in Melbourne.
Tuesday, July 1: planning dominated Future Melbourne Committee meeting.
Sunday, June 29: enjoyed two hour session on RRR's The Party Show with Headley Gritter.
Friday, June 27: Crikey story on Fairfax's latest Rich List.
Tuesday, June 24: June council meeting at City of Melbourne.
Friday, June 20: in Sydney for resumed Westfield Retail AGM.
Wednesday, June 18: Crikey story on Di Gribble Argument debate.
Tuesday, June 10: Future Melbourne Committee meeting.
Thursday, June 5: training session with ASA's Victorian monitors and class actions panel debate in Sydney.
Wednesday, June 4: talk on capital raising at ASA Investor Hour in Melbourne.
Tuesday, June 3: Future Melbourne Committee meeting.
Saturday, May 31: Westfield piece published in The AFR.
Friday, May 30: full day on Gold Coast working on ASA website and IT issues.
Thursday, May 29: long day in Sydney attending Westfield shareholder meetings and doing media.
Wednesday, May 28: attended 4 meetings in Town Hall on separate planning matters.
Tuesday, May 27: council briefing and then public council meeting.
Friday, May 23: girls at home on pupil free day, worked on ASA magazine.
Thursday, May 22: full day at Town Hall.
Wednesday, May 21: speech to ASA Bendigo branch, then attended Planning portfolio meeting.
Tuesday, May 20: council briefing session.
Monday, May 19: in Sydney for Leighton and Boart Longyear AGMs.
Friday, May 16: MAV state council and then City of Melbourne audit committee.
Tuesday, May 13: council briefings then Future Melbourne Committee meeting.
Thursday, May 8: public release of City of Melbourne budget.
Wednesday, May 7: meetings at council and ASA work.
Tuesday, May 6: lots of media on Packer-Gyngell brawl and then 200 minute City of Melbourne committee meeting.
Thursday, May 1: phone hook up with ASA company monitoring chairs.
Wednesday, April 30: meetings at Town Hall, then long night on ASA matters.
Tuesday, April 29: council briefings and then April council meeting at Town Hall in evening.
Monday, April 28: interviewed for PM story on Goodman Fielder takeover bid.
Sunday, April 27: goal umpired junior footy.
Saturday, April 26: worked on ASA website.
Friday, April 25: worked up some ASA media positioning on $2.7b Transurban capital raising, attended Storm/Warriors game at AAMI Stadium.
Thursday, April 24: in Sydney for ASA training on new website and systems. Motion on Queen Vic fund made public.
Wednesday, April 23: in Adelaide for ASA company monitor training.
Tuesday, April 22: council briefings.
EASTER: nice break with the family in Cobram.
Monday, April 14: in Sydney for a full day of ASA work.
Sunday, April 13: plenty of ASA work, including tweet-fest on age profiles of directors.
Saturday, April 12: debate with John Colvin about business risk on Radio National with Geraldine Doogue.
Friday, April 11: budget meeting at City of Melbourne.
Thursday, April 10: MAV metro forum and dinner.
Wednesday, April 9: ABC radio interview on David Jones, Planning portfolio meeting and Queen Vic meetings at council.
Tuesday, April 8: council briefings and then Future Melbourne Committee meeting.
Sunday, April 6: Laura and Philip played footy.
Saturday, April 5: attended "Deadly Funny" at the Comedy Festival.
Thursday, April 3: attended Finance and Governance portfolio meeting at Town Hall.
Wednesday, April 2: Planning portfolio meetings at council.
Tuesday, April 1: interview on RRR about Lachlan, then City of Melbourne briefings and committee meeting.
Monday, March 31: new ASA policy platform launched.
Sunday, March 30: attended fabulous Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.
Friday, March 28: stayed home working on ASA matters then attended footy training with Philip.
Thursday, March 27: range of media interviews about Medibank and Lachlan Murdoch, then attended East Melbourne community forum. Great win by the Tiges.
Wednesday, March 26: interview on ABC Brisbane about Medibank IPO. Attended planning portfolio meeting.
Tuesday, March 25: council meeting which unanimously opposed change to Racial Discrimination Act.
Monday, March 24: debate at conference about "merge or die" in community sector.
Sunday, March 23: gave this story to The Australian about the 'last day laggards' club.
Friday, March 21: full day in Brisbane training ASA company monitors on new policies.
Thursday, March 20: attended first City of Melbourne community forum.
Wednesday, March 19: interview on ABC1 about 100 signature rule, plus wrote Crikey story on shareholder activism.
Tuesday, March 18: flew back to Melbourne, council meetings all day, including Bike Forum, then spoke at Kew Cottages AGM.
Monday, March 17: presented at CFO's conference on the Gold Coast.
Sunday, March 16: flew to Gold Coast for CFO's conference, enjoyed 70 minute burst from Wayne Swan.
Friday, March 14: busy day on ASA matters and sent this missive to WA Senate candidates regarding preferences.
Thursday, March 13: interviewed on The Business about Leighton takeover.
Wednesday, March 12: regular Finance portfolio chat plus Planning portfolio meeting at council. Attended Milan-Melbourne 10th birthday sister city dinner.
Tuesday, March 11: council briefings then lengthy public committee meeting in the evening.
Monday, March 10: missed Moomba as in Sydney for ASA monitor training.
Friday, March 7: meeting over lunch with Yarra River business groups and ASA board phone hook up on policies.
Thursday, March 6: attended two International Women's Day events, plus finance portfolio meeting at Town Hall.
Wednesday, March 5: submitted new ASA policy position to board and attended finance and planning meetings at Town Hall.
Tuesday, March 4: council briefings and then committee meeting.
Monday, March 3: Crikey story on Qantas.
Saturday, March 1: chat with Geraldine Doogue on Radio National's Saturday Extra about Qantas.
Friday, February 28: full day in Sydney on ASA matters, plus Qantas interview on ABC Brisbane.
Thursday, February 27: interviewed on ABC statewide drive in Queensland on Qantas.
Wednesday, February 26: interviewed for this story on 7.30 about possible Myer-DJs merger.
Tuesday, February 25: full day at council, including March council meeting which supported contract disclosure motion.
Sunday, February 23: meeting with ASA chairman to go through final edits of new policy document.
Saturday, February 22: kids sport all day then attended fabulous White Night in town.
Friday, February 21: attended 3 hour City of Melbourne audit committee meeting.
Thursday, February 20: all day ASA meeting in Melbourne reviewing company monitoring.
Wednesday, February 19: attended ASA board meeting in Melbourne, plus meetings at council.
Tuesday, February 18: interview on ABC Sydney about Rupert's $882 million tax windfall, plus full day at council.
Monday, February 17: attended launch of Institute of Community Directors Australia.
Sunday, February 16: plenty of prep work ahead of busy week of ASA meetings.
Friday, February 14: happy 14th birthday to Crikey. Wearing reading glasses for first time. Participated in debate at LGPRO conference.
Wednesday, February 12: planning portfolio meeting at council. Gave some grabs to Seven News on ComBank profit.
Tuesday, February 11: Crazy day of media commitments on David Jones board coup. Future Melbourne Committee meeting. See agenda.
Friday, February 7: finished editing ASA monthly magazine, $5000 into Austin Engineering SPP plus quoted in AFR on Leighton share dealings.
Thursday, February 6: two hour monthly finance portfolio meeting at council, plus quoted in AFR on Virgin troubles.
Wednesday, February 5: weekly chat at Town Hall on finance portfolio, plus regular State government planning session.
Tuesday, February 4: 8 hours of council briefings and meetings, including marathon session on 2014-15 plan.
Monday, February 3: busy morning tweeting after AEC belatedly dumps all political donations data from way back in 2012-13.
Sunday, February 2: kids tennis then attended boat show and road the Melbourne Star.
Saturday, February 1: lots of kids basketball, then watched Melbourne Boomers lose to Canberra in WNBL.
Friday, January 31: first day for Alice at new school, then a long day processing ASA AGM reports for Equity magazine.
Thursday, January 30: Laura starts high school.
Wednesday, January 29: Philip back at school.
Tuesday, January 28: full day back in the saddle at Town Hall with a variety of meetings.
Monday, January 27: strong coverage in The Australian and Courier Mail of ASA position on Billabong.
Sunday, January 26: ASA released these voting intentions ahead of Billabong EGM.
Saturday, January 25: ASA Fox position picked up in The Australian and The Age.
Friday, January 24: issued this ASA press release calling for an OZ buyback from 21st Century Fox.
Thursday, January 23: whole family back from Phillip Island as school preparations begin.
Wednesday, January 22: back at Town Hall for finance portfolio update, then off to the tennis.
Tuesday, January 21: drove back to Melbourne from Phillip Island.
Monday, January 20: Crikey story on Rupert Murdoch.
Sunday, January 19: long day on ASA matters then back to Phillip Island.
Saturday, January 18: an afternoon at the tennis.
Friday, January 17: back after a few days with the family at Phillip Island.
Monday, January 13: ABC radio interview on Telstra's Sensis sale.
Sunday, January 12: long weekend at home working on ASA policy review and magazine.
Friday, January 10: spent $500 on Iselect shares. Long day on ASA/share matters.
Thursday, January 9: bought into Regis and Decmil, subscribed to CFX SPP.
Wednesday, January 8: council phone briefing, ASA work and updated tax records.
Monday, January 6: ASA Sydney office reopens for business.
Friday, January 3: arrived home after a 10 day road trip to Canberra and Sydney.
Monday, December 23: sent this end of year email edition of The Mayne Report.
Friday, December 20: last day at the local primary school for our two girls. Bit sad.
Thursday, December 19: busy day on ASA and AGM season matters.
Wednesday, December 18: in Sydney for Ten AGM plus ASA meetings.
Tuesday, December 17: final City of Melbourne council meeting for the year.
Monday, December 16: finished editing ASA magazine, then lengthy phone hook-up with ASA monitoring chairs.
Friday, December 13: represented ASA at Westpac AGM.
Thursday, December 12: wrote this Crikey story on Virgin, plus this ASA press release.
Wednesday, December 11: council briefings, AGM report processing and then attended RACV President's dinner.
Tuesday, December 10: council briefings, speech to international CEOs, Future Melbourne Committee on East West Link.
Monday, December 9: interview on ABC Brisbane about Qantas/Holden situation.
Saturday, December 7: Laura's dance concert and lots of ASA AGM processing.
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.