Stephen Mayne's 2006 Crikey contributions


December 22, 2015

Stephen Mayne was the founder of www.crikey.com.au and still contributes occasional articles. Here are the 105 stories from 2015, the 2010 articles and here are links to the 50 stories he has written for Crikey in 2009. Check out the 264 stories from 2008, the 354 from 2007, the the 257 from 2005 when Crikey was sold and below are the 295 from 2006.

3 stories

The $56bn Crikey blunder confirms another Cossie porkie
- Friday, 22 December, 2006

The Babcock audit committee chair at PwC
- Friday, 22 December, 2006

Bartho defends the $3bn Telstra windfall
- Friday, 22 December, 2006

3 stories

Geoff Dixon unloads
- Thursday, 21 December, 2006

Costello's super Future Fund accounting rort
- Thursday, 21 December, 2006

Nice ASIC boys do another cop-out settlement
- Thursday, 21 December, 2006

4 stories

How Qantas has screwed Melbourne and Brisbane
- Wednesday, 20 December, 2006

Budget update: no surprises at another huge surplus
- Wednesday, 20 December, 2006

Indecent fat cat bonuses sully Suncorp-Promina merger
- Wednesday, 20 December 2006

ABC Learning's shrewd toy play
- Wednesday, 20 December, 2006

4 stories

Harold Mitchell sells into the dotcom bubble - again
- Tuesday, 19 December 2006

Political risks grow for Qantas
- Tuesday, 19 December, 2006

T3 profits crack $3 billion
- Tuesday, 19 December, 2006

Another cynically timed pre-Christmas budget update
- Tuesday, 19 December, 2006

3 stories

Gullible hacks buy the Qantas line
- Monday, 18 December, 2006

What constitutes a full service domestic airline for pollies?
- Monday, 18 December, 2006

Qantas – a huge decision for the government
- Monday, 18 December, 2006

3 stories

How Macquarie Bank can make $1 billion on Qantas
- Friday, 15 December, 2006

It's Friday and it's frantic – let's have the ANZ AGM
- Friday, 15 December, 2006

Nicholas Moore's biggest punt since Loy Yang Power
- Friday, 15 December, 2006

3 stories

How will the Greens handle Victorian balance of power?
- Thursday, 14 December, 2006

$3.57bn in equity supporting a $24bn airline business?
- Thursday, 14 December, 2006

Labor's love affair with Maurice Newman - ABC chairman
- Thursday, 14 December, 2006

3 stories

People Power's role in deciding the Victorian Upper House
- Wednesday, 13 December, 2006

Keeping up with Sir Rod Eddington
- Wednesday, 13 December, 2006

Did the Qantas board sniff the political breeze?
- Wednsday, 13 December, 2006

1 story

Big banks do a runner from Melbourne
- Tuesday, 12 December, 2006

3 stories

John Howard's polluter-stacked emissions taskforce
- Monday, 11 December, 2006

The God-fearing media tart can let fly when he's wronged
- Monday, 11 December, 2006

News sticks it to James Packer twice in one weekend
- Monday, 11 December, 2006

2 stories

How Stokes and Packer saved the Asper empire
- Friday, 8 December, 2006

Rupert Shrinks the company to secure family control
- Friday, 8 December, 2006

1 story

Farewell to the last family controlled top 100 company
- Thursday, 7 December, 2006

2 stories

Murdoch bullies turn the guns on Mayne's mum
- Wednesday, 6 December, 2006

Have Fairfax & Fairfax snookered the moguls?
- Wednesday, 6 December, 2006

1 story

To sue or not to sue
- Tuesday, 5 December, 2006

2 stories

Getting poleaxed by the News Ltd power machine
- Monday, 4 December, 2006

Stephen Mayne: I was assaulted, grossly defamed and then called a liar on national television
- Monday, 4 December, 2006

1 story

Stephen Mayne: how I faced a wild-eyed, red-faced raver
- Friday, 1 December, 2006

1 story

How I was “expelled” from People Power
-Thursday, 30 Novermber, 2006

1 story

Stand by for a Tattersall's shareholder coup tomorrow
-Wednesday, 29 November, 2006

2 stories

Tabcorp rolled over pay, fesses up to more political donations
- Tuesday, 28 November, 2006

How People Power delivered Labor up to three seats and the balance of power
- Tuesday, 28 November, 2006

1 story

Stephen Mayne's last campaign diary
- Monday, 27 November, 2006

1 story

Stephen Mayne's campaign closing diary
- Friday, 24 November, 2006

1 story

Stephen Mayne's campaign diary
- Friday, 17 November, 2006

1 story

Stephen Mayne's campaign diary
- Monday, 13 November, 2006

1 story

Stephen Mayne's campaign diary
-Friday, 10 November, 2006

1 story

Stephen Mayne's campaign diary – launch day
-Monday, 6 November, 2006

2 stories

Mayne: I've never been found guilty of defamation
- Tuesday, 31 October, 2006

Stephen Mayne's campaign diary returns: My Ross Perot moment
- Tuesday, 31 October, 2006

3 stories

Packer explodes Alan Bond myth
- Friday, 27 October, 2006

Let's have a debate about PBL's $30m tax bill
- Friday, 27 October, 2006

One of my most enjoyable AGM experiences yet
- Friday, 27 October, 2006

1 story

James Packer tells: I'm not interested in Fairfax (or Crikey)
- Thursday, 26 October, 2006

2 stories

When will Rupert confess to his revolting shareholders?
- Tuesday, 24 October, 2006

Transurban plays the Bermuda card
- Tuesday, 24 October, 2006

2 stories

Newspaper wars well and truly underway
- Monday, 23 October, 2006

Appalling coverage of Rupert's record protest vote
- Monday, 23 October, 2006

2 stories

The sheer hypocrisy of Rupert's raid
- Friday, 20 October, 2006

The carve-up of John Fairfax has begun
- Friday, 20 October, 2006

2 stories

Howard and Coonan – don't blame us!
- Thursday, 19 October, 2006

Another Packer bonanza myth is born
- Thursday, 19 October, 2006

3 stories

Stephen Mayne's farewell campaign diary
- Wednesday, 18 October, 2006

Kerry Stokes set to seize control of Perth's information traffic flow
- Wednesday, 18 October, 2006

How John Howard created billions for the Packers
- Wednesday, 18 October, 2006

1 story

Packer masterstroke is about profits – and power
- Tuesday, 17 October, 2006

2 stories

Gunns chairman finally joins the democracy club
- Monday, 16 October, 2006

Paula Piccinini cracks the RACV Board
- Monday, 16 October, 2006

1 story

Stephen Mayne's campaign diary #12
- Friday, 13 October, 2006

2 stories

Are the institutions sabotaging Telstra?
- Thursday, 12 October, 2006

Mysterious cone of silence descends over Rupert's poison pill vote
- Thursday, 12 October, 2006

2 stories

How much will the government disclose on Telstra bids?
- Wednesday, 11 October, 2006

The media maths: why 2/3 is just as bad as 3/3
- Wednesday, 11 October, 2006

3 stories

Cousins' credibility questioned by three judges
- Tuesday, 10 October, 2006

If shareholders don't control the company, who does?
- Tuesday, 10 October, 2006

Crikey proposes innovative and profitable Telstra peace deal
- Tuesday, 10 October, 2006

3 stories

PR fiasco – it's all about John Howard's obstinance
- Monday, 9 October, 2006

Sol turns the tide
- Monday, 9 October, 2006

At last, 518 pages of T3 detail
- Monday, 9 October, 2006

1 story

Stephen Mayne's Campaign Diary #11
- Friday, 6 October, 2006

1 story

The grand final winner who romped home: Telstra
- Tuesday, 3 October, 2006

2 stories

John Howard's bizarre pay phone war
- Monday, 2 October, 2006

Inside the Telstra board wars
- Monday, 2 October, 2006

2 stories

Stephen Mayne's campaign diary #10
-Friday, 29 September, 2006

Telstra vs Sainsbury – gravy trains, hatchet jobs and beat ups
- Friday, 29 September, 2006

1 story

Roger's Corbett's last revenge over his former chairman
- Thursday, 28 September, 2006

2 stories

In defence of Sol Trujillo (1)
- Wednesday, 27 September, 2006

A deluge of annual reports as AGM season beckons
- Wednesday, 27 September, 2006

2 stories

No surprises with Hardie pay rise
- Tuesday, 26 September, 2006

Spelling out the Cousins conflict of interest
- Tuesday, 26 September, 2006

4 stories

Stephen Mayne's campaign diary #9
- Monday, 25 September, 2006

How Geoffrey Cousins helped Howard become PM
- Monday, 25 September, 2006

The colourful past of Geoffrey Cousins
- Monday, 25 September, 2006

Telstra and the government not kissing over Cousins
- Monday, 25 September, 2006

1 story

Branson, Murdoch and Gore form a climate change juggernaut
- Friday, 22 September, 2006

2 stories

McCrann's Reserve Bank mating call to stay on the drip
- Thursday, 21 September, 2006

Consumer watchdogs and conflicts at ASIC
- Thursday, 21 September, 2006

1 story

An embarrassment of riches at the RACV
- Wednesday, 20 September, 2006

1 story

Stephen Mayne's “rocked” campaign diary #8
- Tuesday, 19 September, 2006

2 stories

Tatt's-Unitab merger home and hosed
- Friday, 15 September, 2006

Will Tabcorp censor the anti-pokies message?
- Friday, 15 September, 2006

2 stories

Why Australia needs a consumer culture
- Thursday, 14 September, 2006

Cossie's Reserve Bank raids reach $21.6 billion
- Thursday, 14 September, 2006

3 stories

Can Bolt and McCrann hold the pro-polluting line?
- Wednesday, 13 September, 2006

Will Woolies censor the pokies platform and avoid a Melbourne AGM?
- Wednesday, 13 September, 2006

How Aunty going green could eat into MacBank's 3c a day
- Wednesday, 13 September, 2006

4 stories

Telstra brings out the election censors
- Tuesday, 12 September, 2006

Stephen Mayne's campaign diary #7
- Tuesday, 12 September, 2006

Medibank Private sale: it's just a matter of timing
- Tuesday, 12 September, 2006

Can the Australian consumer movement be saved?
- Tuesday, 12 September, 2006

2 stories

Where was the Guv'nor hiding in 2004?
- Monday, 11 September, 2006

Time to take Family First seriously
- Monday, 11 September, 2006

1 story

Trying to stop the Tattersall's-Unitab merger
- Thursday, 7 September, 2006

1 story

Stephen Mayne's campaign diary #6
- Tuesday, 5 September, 2006

3 stories

Green light for shareholder class actions
- Thursday, 31 August, 2006

Stephen Mayne's campaign diary #5
- Thursday, 31 August, 2006

Industry funds and the global warming debate
- Thursday, 31 August, 2006

2 stories

Telstra on a leash? Not likely
- Wednesday, 30 August, 2006

Can the commodities boom go on forever?
- Wednesday, 30 August, 2006

3 stories

How will David Murray vote his Telstra shares?
- Tuesday, 29 August, 2006

Peter Beattie's advertising blitzkrieg
- Tuesday, 29 August, 2006

Stephen Mayne's campaign diary #4
- Tuesday, 29 August, 2006

1 story

What happens to Nowwearetalking.com?
- Monday, 28 August, 2006

3 stories

Telstra breaks records – all the wrong ones
- Wednesday, 23 August, 2006

Inside the DIMA spin turnaround
- Wednesday, 23 August, 2006

Joining the dots with the Packer family
- Wednesday, 23 August, 2006

5 stories

The ABC's extraordinary podcasting performance
- Monday, 21 August, 2006

Stephen Mayne's campaign diary #3
- Monday, 21 August, 2006

How much will Duncan Fischer leave Tatt's with?
Monday, 21 August, 2006

Show us ya proxies, Unitab!
Monday, 21 August, 2006

Is the Macquarie model losing its lustre?
Monday, 21 August, 2006

3 stories

This headline has been changed...
Friday, 18 August, 2006

Coles takeover is bad news for John Howard
Friday, 18 August, 2006

Cranking up the political risk to stop the Tattersall's merger
Friday, 18 August, 2006

Ian McLachlan, sacked councils, Rich List
4 stories - Tuesday, 11 July, 2006

Councillor misadventures and News corp
3 stories - Monday, 10 July, 2006

Murdoch, People Power, AWA debate

3 stories - Friday, 30 June, 2006

Gongs, Murdoch, electoral law, talk circuit

5 stories - Thursday, 29 June, 2006

Kennett, Eddie McGuire, Macquarie and News Corp

3 stories - Wednesday, 28 June, 2006

Another merger, Press Council, Macquarie, wrong AC recipients

4 stories - Monday, 26 June, 2006

Soccer, up against former Spanish PM, Peter Clarke, Seek

4 stories - Friday, 23 June, 2006

Top Aussie businessman, Akerman, Oxiana
3 stories - Thursday, 22 June, 2006

Gongs, McCrann and Oakles, ABC, Harold Mitchell
4 stories - Wednesday, 21 June, 2006

AC medals, NSW Gov, News Corp board tilt

5 stories - Tuesday, 20 June, 2006

Coles Myer, Baillieu, Macquarie
3 stories - Monday, 19 June, 2006

ABC, The Age, Macquarie, Dr Paul Twomey
4 stories - Friday, 16 June, 2006

Snowy float, Labour,ASX, Workchoices

4 stories - Thursday, 15 June, 2006

Cash for gongs,
buy buy, Akerman
3 stories - Wednesday, 14 June, 2006

Aussie gongs, Akerman, soccer, Dr Paul Twomey
4 stories - Tuesday, 13 June, 2006

Vizard, Bracks, ebay

4 stories - Friday, 9 June, 2006

Underworld links, porkies, debt junkies, pokies

4 stories - Thursday, 8 June, 2006

Michael Costa, NSW Government, ABC Learning, ASX-SFE merger

4 stories - Wednesday, 7 June, 2006

Snowy float, QLD economy, pokies, sporting MP's

5 stories - Tuesday, 6 June, 2006

Vic v's NSW, sporting MP's, UniTab, James Strong, ABC Learning
5 stories - Monday, 5 June, 2006

Snowy float, privatisation debate, sporting MP's, UniTab, Rio

8 stories - Friday, 2 June, 2006

Vic budget myths, sporting MP's, Macquarie, Rio
4 stories - Wednesday, 31 May, 2006

Snowy float, Brumby, Macquarie, NAB
5 stories - Tuesday, 30 May, 2006

Sporting MP's, Murdoch, foreign-owned assests, Babcock AGM

6 stories - Monday, 29 May, 2006

Botch-ups, BHP and Rio, resource projects, Babcock

4 stories - Thursday, 25 May, 2006

Foreign ownership, Cossie, Mark Scott, Orica, Snowy float
5 stories - Wednesday, 24 May, 2006

Macquarie, Amp, The Body Shop
3 stories - Tuesday, 23 May, 2006

Murdoch, Snowy float, Macquarie
4 stories - Monday, 22 May, 2006

Murdoch, Piers Akerman, AMP and talk circuit

4 stories - Friday, 19 May, 2006

Paper saving in a shareholder society
1 story - Thursday, 18 May, 2006

Macquarie and Rupert's prediction of Howard

4 stories - Wednesday, 17 May, 2006

Macquarie, ABC Learning, AMP

4 stories - Tuesday, 16 May, 2006

Cossie, Good Weekend, Press council

4 stories - Monday, 15 May, 2006

Defending super reform, budget, big story clashes

4 stories - Wednesday, 10 May, 2006 (second email)

Budget, inaccurate forecasts, Cossie's furphy, oil prices
4 stories - Wednesday, 10 May, 2006

Cheque-book journalism, Hack guide, Can Cossie's '06 budget beat '05

4 stories - Tuesday, 9 May, 2006

Macquarie, Vizard, Central Equity, Van Nguyen slayers, McCrann wrong again

5 stories - Monday, 8 May, 2006

Kroger should say 'yes', Kennet legacy, bring Rio back, Crikey army submission

4 stories - Friday, 5 May, 2006

RBA, gaming policies, The Age should sue Herald Sun, Rio rolled and Coke protest

6 stories - Thursday, 4 May, 2006

Macquarie on Allstate, Aristocrat Leisure and what directors get

3 stories - Wednesday, 3 May, 2006

Allstate on Macquarie, Herlad Sun stitch-up and round 4 with Lowy

3 stories - Tuesday, 2 May, 2006

Kennet's publicity blitz, Macquarie, defending Crikey and SKY news

4 stories - Monday, 1 May, 2006

Rupert and Bush, Herald Sun heavies and BHP old guard

3 stories - Friday, 28 April, 2006

Macquarie at Beaconsfield, Peter Beattie and Babcock controls media coverage

5 stories - Thursday, 27 April, 2006

Brit's show the way, Snowy float, B&B pay bonanza and Oxiana facts

4 stories - Wednesday, 26 April, 2006

Michael Maxwell bonus, 3AW GM removed, misleading pay at B&B and their tardiness

4 stories - Monday, 24 April, 2006

Delusional Cossie, Oxiana scandal and protests against remuneration reports

3 stories - Friday, 21 April, 2006

Greens pay-up, Tim Costello and empowering shareholders

3 stories - Thursday, 20 April, 2006

People Power, tackling GPT and Peter Joseph

3 stories - Wednesday, 19 April, 2006

Most powerful editor, Patrick takeover, Virgin Blue and world's best shareholder activist

4 stories - Tuesday, 18 April, 2006

Murdoch attack dogs, Clem Newton-Brown, AXA AGM, Rick Allert and union thugs

6 stories - Thursday, 13 April, 2006

Australia worst on donations, gaming policies and bank cartel rip-offs

4 stories - Tuesday, 11 April, 2006

Phil Burgess, deductable donations and QANTAS perks

4 stories - Monday, 10 April, 2006

Jackson family, News Corp, QANTAS and terms of Rupert's surrender

5 stories - Friday, 7 April, 2006

Phil Burgess, 24 times 100 signatures gathered
2 stories - Thursday, 6 April, 2006

In defence of the Cossie kiddies upgrade
1 story - Wednesday, 5 April, 2006

Cossie ethics, Qantas, Rupert rant, Nine MSN AFL internet rights

4 stories - Tuesday, 4 April, 2006

GP losses, crossover unionists, Oatley's ego and electricity rip-off

4 stories - Monday, 3 April, 2006

Samuel's first 1000 days, Sol's US mates, PNG needs Bouganville
5 stories - Thursday, 30 March, 2006

Peter Beattie, Sell sell sell, and unionists on the dark side
3 stories - Wednesday, 29 March, 2006

Ray Evans, ASX merger, Tatts board, Green bashing, most attacked companies
6 stories - Tuesday, 28 March, 2006

ASX SFE offer, Alumina and West Papuans
3 stories - Monday, 27 March, 2006

ABC strategy, lock up Coonan and media assets could fall
3 stories - Wednesday, 15 March, 2006

Corporate power, Macq v Macq, preselection stoushes and Myer takeover
4 stories - Tuesday, 14 March, 2006

Parliamentary disclosure, Bob Carr, Graeme Samuel, reckless Alan Wood and AGL hostility
5 stories - Monday, 13 March, 2006

QLD Labour party riches, rising union-ALP power and Tom Harley
4 stories - Friday, 10 March, 2006

Eddie everywheres conflict and is the AGM dead?
2 stories - Wednesday, 8 March, 2006

The Quills, Bruce Teele and tensions within News Limited
4 stories - Monday, 6 March, 2006

Howard years, Bolt and McCrann belt Cossie and Crikey helps save $300m
6 stories - Friday, 3 March, 2006

Coles v's Woolies, Packer at RPA and Macquarie's $18m man
6 stories - Wednesday, 1 March, 2006

Graeme Samuel's conflicts, Packer and the Camberwell cult
4 stories - Tuesday, 28 February, 2006

Cossie's tax plan, Michael Egan, Rupert and Kerry Packer

5 stories - Monday, 27 February, 2006

2006 Ellison on torture, AWB AGM and Packer insights
3 stories - Friday, 24 February, 2006

Bluescope share scandal, AWB AGM and Wapping payout
3 stories - Thursday, 23 February, 2006

Keating on tollroads, James Hardie death, ABC ratings, power sales and Packer
6 stories - Wednesday, 22 February, 2006

Gunns threat, imploding tollroads and Alinta-AGL battle

3 stories - Tuesday, 21 February, 2006

Packer farewell, Eddie's conflicts and Rupert

4 stories - Monday, 20 February, 2006

Packer tribute, Rupert ethics, Queensland Rail and state treasurers
4 stories - Friday, 17 February, 2006

The fifth and final sacking of Hugo Kelly

1 story - Thursday, 16 February, 2006

AWB auditor, stadium play and Queensland Inc

3 stories - Wednesday, 15 February, 2006

Grocon claim, Latham, turncoats and future forum

4 stories - Monday, 13 February, 2006

Eddie McGuire, political turncoats, Rupert and FOI
5 stories - Friday, 10 February, 2006

Future forum, Eddie, Hawkie and Rupert
4 stories - Thursday, 9 February, 2006

AWB, donations, Liz Knight, pokies and Ian Law
6 stories - Friday, 3 February, 2006

Donations, The AFR and upcoming talks

5 stories - Thursday, 2 February, 2006

Donations special edition
6 stories - Wednesday, 1 February, 2006

Media laws, Chaney, Vic blowouts, Tassie

5 stories - Tuesday, 31 January, 2006

Departure spin, super, Greens and polly backgrounds

4 stories - Monday, 30 January, 2006

Pollies, Packer, Sons of Gwalia and Doug Flynn

4 stories - Friday, 27 January, 2006

Howard's ex list, Packer, Gonski and mayors in parly

5 stories - Wednesday, January 25, 2006

ABC, Greens, Chisholm, Lyons and Packer

7 stories - Friday, January 20, 2006

Lyons, Toll, Xenophon, Greens and hacks in Parly
6 stories - Thursday, January 19, 2006

Betfair, Lib finances, Packer, journo lists
7 stories - Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Carpenter, media, Kennett, Murdoch, Packer and PacBrands
8 stories - Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Packer, Murdoch, Peacock, Stockdale and Rich Listers
6 stories - Monday, January 16, 2006

Packer, CBA, The Age and Sing Inc

5 stories - Thursday, 12 January, 2006

The Kerry Packer edition
5 stories - Wednesday, January 11, 2006.

Packer, casinos, Macquarie and Rich Listers

5 stories - Tuesday, January 10, 2006