Stephen Mayne's 2008 Crikey contributions


June 3, 2010

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

Centro chairman's final hours
Friday, December 19 2008

Time for Collingwood to move on from Eddie McGuire
Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Centro goes down to the wire
Monday, 15 December 2008

Will brutal CommBank put Centro under on Monday?
Friday, 12 December 2008

Pokies moguls in Machiavellian Fairfax plot
Friday, 5 December 2008

Shock, horror: Stephen Mayne wins an election
Monday, 1 December 2008

Captain Kirk and Big Red in denial at Fairfax AGM
Friday, 14 November, 2008

Staff share scheme saves ABC Learning chairman

Wednesday, 12 November, 2008

Seven AGM 1: Stokes calls in security to shut down debate
Tuesday, 11 November, 2008

Stand by for fireworks at Seven and Fairfax AGMs this week
Monday, 10 November, 2008

Murdoch gags meeting then cans Adelaide gabfest
Thursday, 23 October, 2008

Frozen redemptions - it all comes down to too much debt
Tuesday, 21 October, 2008

Turnbull record is clear on executive pay and "merchant banker" smear
Monday, 20 October, 2008

Exec salaries: Rudd opens fire on the business community
Friday, 17 October, 2008

It's the retired bank bosses who scored the most loot
Thursday, 16 October, 2008

Can the Murdoch and Fairfax families support their debt laden public empires?
Thursday, 16 October 2008

It's the retired bank bosses who scored the most loot
Thursday, 16 October 2008

The reckless stimulus package we didn't need
Wednesday, 15 October

Was Friday the great buying opportunity
Monday, 13 October

How long can Australia resist giving our banks a helping hand?
Friday, 10 October

A prime time flop from Kerry and Kevin
Friday, 10 October

Hold your nerve for some great buying opportunities
Thursday, 9 October

CBA rips off customers whilst devouring rivals
Wednesday, 8 October

Plunging currency highlights Australia's financial weaknesses
Tuesday, 7 October

How big media omits Woolworths from damaging pokies yarns
Monday, 6 October

Keating nails it - except for the problem of financial churn
Thursday, 2 October

Mayne: America needs a new CEO and finance director
Wednesday,1 October

ASX AGM descends into farce
Thursday, 25 September

Will ASX shareholders punish directors at tomorrow's AGM?
Tuesday, 23 September

Shorting ban causes bedlam as Macquarie recovers again
Monday, 22 September

How The Australian disgraced itself over Macquarie
Friday, 19 September

Macquarie plunges as Rupert's hacks sink the knife
Thursday, 18 September

Wall Street II: Australia will lose billions on AIG and Lehman
Wednesday, 17 September

Stokes mounts board coup at WA News
Tuesday, 16 September

AIG the biggest story of all
Tuesday, 16 September

How will Colin Barnett treat the big miners?
Monday, 15 September

ASX complicity on the “Macquarie Model” under the pump
Thursday, 4 September

Murdochs open up in a way they'll regret
Thursday, 4 September

Full marks to Woolies for fronting Four Corners
Tuesday, 2 September

Black Friday: we'll never see another day like it for losses
Monday, 1 September

ABC Learning nears death as desperate Gunns asks for $430m
Friday, 29 August

AWB victory edges closer
Friday, 29 August

Frozen funds the latest credit crisis fad
Thursday, 28 August

Record Woolies profits but what about the damage?
Wednesday, 27 August

How much did the UBS cheerleaders make out of Babcock?
Tuesday, 26 August

Challenger plunges to loss as overpaid CEO departs
Monday, 25 August

The ends justifies the means at AWB
Friday, 22 August

Oz Minerals' disgraceful ex gratia payment
Friday, 22 August

Gunns in crisis as investor confidence evaporates
Thursday, 21 August

Babcock shuffles the deck chairs as shares plummet
Thursday, 21 August

Babcock and the smell of death
Wednesday, 20 August

A bigger Big Australian is good news for Kevin and Therese
Tuesday, 19 August

Giving the banks the bashing they deserve
Thursday, 14 August

Telstra rewards bosses but market underwhelmed by $3.7bn profit
Wednesday, 13 August

Janet Albrechtsen, champion of banking profit
Tuesday, 12 August

ASIC ahead of the curve on fund privatisation conflicts
Monday, 11 August

Rudd rejects Labor cronyism, tolerates personal cronyism
Thursday, 7 August

Why Graeme Samuel has planty of interest in all things retail
Wednesday, 6 August

Rupert Murdoch impresses the kingdom with latest figures
Wednesday, 6 August

Dark days indeed for Eddie 'Nowhere' McGuire
Tuesday, 5 August

Rudd sold short by Twiggy's charm offensive
Tuesday, 5 August

Macquarie shows how not to do continuous disclosure
Monday, 4 August

BrisConnections confirms that “this is an ex parrot”
Friday, 1 August

NAB sacks the Scotman
Thursday, 31 July

Shock. Horror. Australian to run top 10 company
Thursday, 31 July

Bank shares dive again as Wayne Swan talks rubbish
Tuesday, 29 July

Geoff Dixon replaced by younger Qantas model
Monday, 28 July

The relative decline of Melbourne's two big banks
Monday, 28 July

The AFR's Nicholas Moore hagiography
Friday, 25 July

Macquarie model not dead, just resting
Thursday, 24 July

Macquarie vs Stephen Mayne: a prematch preview
Wednesday, 23 July

Where was Graeme Samuel as Firepower spread its lies?
Tuesday, 22 July

Lowy, the RBA and tax: join the dates
Tuesday, 22 July

Hegarty creates history as $10.7m payout overturned
Monday,21 July

Oxiana should be humbled by shareholders this afternoon
Friday, 18 July

Frank Lowy to become the world's favourite tax dodging whipping boy
Friday, 18 July

ANZ's growing legion of Indian staff
Thursday, 17 July

How are state governments balancing the books?
Wednesday, 16 July

How can the USA possibly keep its AAA credit rating?
Tuesday, 15 July, 2008

Toll quits Virgin Blue, books $3.1 billion loss
Monday, 14 July, 2008

AWB troglodytes still fighting for the single desk
Monday, 14 July 2008

How a $12 billion surplus would have helped Kevin
Thursday, 10 July 2008

Time for GPT chairman and CEO to go – now
Thursday, 10 July 2008

Surprise, surprise, IAG's new CEO says predecessor stuffed up
Wednesday, 9 July

Why isn't Kerry Stokes buying more WA News shares?
Tuesday, 8 July

GPT joins the downgrade brigade
Monday, 7 July

Wayne Swan confuses everyone on Chinese takeovers
Monday, 7 July

Stephen Mayne: How we killed the Democrats
Friday, 4 July

Can Macquarie's tollroad float survive the tumbling market?
Friday, 27 June

Babcock flick passes new Children's Hospital to tax haven
Thursday, 26 June

Babcock holds the line as debt-laden funds hit new lows
Wednesday, 25 June

Foreign investors bailing out debt-laden Australia
Tuesday, 24 June

Could billionaire Dick Pratt really go to jail?
Friday, 20 June

Transurban triggers debt-laden infrastructure fund wipe-out
Friday, 20 June

Can clean energy deliver Babcock a true wind fall?
Thursday, 19 June

Transurban shows Babcock how it's done
Thursday, 19 June

Babcock & Brown bites back
Wednesday, 18 June

Can Babcock pull off a PR counter-offensive?
Wednesday, 18 June 2008

The Fairfax family may not be enough to oust Ron Walker
Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Babcock, poison pills and dead parrots
Monday, 16 June 2008

Time for Babcock & Brown to sack Phil Green
Friday, 13 June 2008

Babcock collapse to be a global blockbuster
Friday, 13 June 2008

The imploding Babcock & Brown empire
Thursday, 12 June 2008

Time to put ABC Learning out of its misery
Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Foster's axes CEO, which just leaves Eddie Groves...
Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Time again for the debt truck?
Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Three cheers for Queensland's coal royalty slug
Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Can Australia come of age in corporate governance campaigning?
Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Macquarie does nothing as Babcock reviews everything
Monday, 2 June 2008

Why can't we all just cover Rupert on his merits?
Friday, 30 May 2008

Poverty-stricken BRW produces excellent Rich List edition
Thursday, 29 May 2008

Time for institutions to explain their problem with Twiggy
Wednesday, 28 May 2008

What about VIctoria's vast gas reserves?
Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Will Michael Hawker make the Directors' Club?
Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Rich List should show Rinehart at the top
Tuesday, 27 May 2008

ANZ's PR offensive as Opes Prime festers
Monday, 26 May 2008

Charitable Frank Lowy deflects greed arguments at Westfield AGM
Monday, 26 May 2008

Curtain to fall on the flawed Macquarie Model
Friday, 23 May 2008

The $25 billion debt expansion and tax cut that wasn't in the budget
Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Millionaire Factory makes $1.8bn, then loses $1.9bn

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Macquarie still bullet proof, but shares fall and bosses take pay cut
Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Macquaire's millionaires feel hip-pocket pinch
Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Alcopops are one thing, but what about the Reserve Bank?
Monday, 19 May 2008

AFR missing in action as Murdoch pay-TV conspiracy collapses
Monday, 19 May 2008

A combined BHP-Rio getting close to toppling Exxon
Thursday, 15 May 2008

Solving Swan's $100b super liability discrepancy
Thursday, 15 May 2008

Mayne: Making a mockery of budget accounting
Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Mayne: Infrastructure fund hide state bailouts
Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Did the credit-crunch hit revenue? Don't believe it for a second
Tuesday, 13 May 2008

15 minutes, 13 questions: inside the Swan press conference
Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Swan's press conference hand-pass to Albanese
Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Doing the budget security crawl
Tuesday, 13 May 2008

The budget paper storm
Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Will Swan keeps his hands out of the Reserve Bank till?
Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Mayne Diary: Who and what I saw in Canberra
Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Big ethical questions for Westpac's Gail Kelly
Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Rudd should block Westpac and St George love-in
Monday, 12 May 2008

Revealed: ASX and AFR in conflicted new joint venture
Friday, 9 May 2008

Will Swan keeps his hands out of the Reserve Bank till?
Thursday, 8 May 2008

Telstra's Dr Phil wins media over but what about Graeme Samuel?
Thursday, 8 May 2008

Life in PR? It's a gas, says golden boy Hedley Thomas
Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Spin the winner in Victoria amid net debt confusion
Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Will big spending John Brumby do a Keating?
Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Wayne Goss and Free TV: cashing in on connections
Monday, 5 May 2008

Alumina and the unflattering comparison
Monday, 5 May 2008

Intos and proxy advisers MIA on Alumina lunch club
Friday, 2 May 2008

Wayne Swan's $500m Origin bonanza
Thursday, 1 May 2008

China's unprecedented Australian resources grab
Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Conflicts aplenty in NSW power privatisation debate
Tuesday, 29 April 2008

What is Labour's problem with strong corporate governance?
Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Time for Rio Tinto toffs to call Australia home
Monday, 28 April 2008

Stokes and the vexed issue of editorial independence
Monday, 28 April 2008

Vanquished Stokes reveals his dark side
Thursday, 24 April 2008

Conflicts here, conflicts there, conflicts everybloodywhere
Wednesday, 23 April 2008

2020: Where were John Howard's four favourite chairmen?
Monday, 21 April 2008

Revealved: How ANZ cleaned out 500 accounts without warning
Friday, 18 April 2008

Any dwarf in a storm as Swan plays hard ball with the RBA
Wednesday, 16 April 2008

The Chris Murphy editorial that wasn't delivered by The Parrot
Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Revealed: The $5 billion share debts of ANZ and Merrill Lynch
Tuesday, 15 April 2008

From Opes to Barry Hall: the high price of the second chance
Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Time for ASX, ANZ and friends to start writing Opes Prime cheques
Monday, 14 April 2008

Pokies duopoly tumbles, Brumby holds all the aces
Monday, 14 April 2008

Joining the dots between Gatto's crew and Opes Prime
Wednesday, 9 April 2008

If Mick Gatto is the answer, bring on the Royal Commission
Tuesday, 8 April 2008

ANZ cranks up bad debts, banking sector tanks again
Monday, 7 April 2008

Taxi! All hail the Macquarie model
Friday, 4 April 2008

The business of conflict in The West
Thursday, 3 April 2008

Opes fiasco must end the ASX regulatory monopoly
Thursday, 3 April 2008

Opes Chairman in victim's sights
Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Time for Chris Murphy to face up the reality
Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Can the Templestowe boy be fingered for all Opes Prime's woes?
Tuesday, 1 April 2008

A Friday cocktail of greed, incompetence and cynicism
Monday, 31 March 2008

How the many will pay or the cavalier few at Opes Prime
Monday, 31 March 2008

Babcock's desperate $220m share placement
Thursday, 27 March 2008

BRW's Executive Rich List a wobbly extension of the franchise
Thursday, 27 March 2008

Goodman family takes a huge haircut to avoid margin call
Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Babcock bounces as Bear Stearns extracts more value
Tuesday, 25 March 2008

As Allco burns, Sir Rod shares some pearls on the boardroom
Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Latham skewers the Government's ugly duckling
Thursday, 20 March 2008

Andrew Peacock and the political art of compromise
Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Iron ore ship delays produce a heady mix for Red Kev
Tuesday, 18 March 2008

New lows in chequebook journalism – a Crikey list
Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Mayne: Bear Stearns and the decline of American prestige
Tuesday, 18 March 2008

It's all over for the WAN board
Monday, 17 March 2008

Don Argus's China syndrome melt down
Monday, 17 March 2008

Raging bull Charlie Aitken not tamed by bad bank call
Friday, 14 March 2008

Exclusive: Rudd, Swan, Burke and the colourful Chinese Connection
Thursday, 13 March 2008

The Sackable Seven - which directors most deserve the boot
Thursday, 13 March 2008

United Group CEO goes debt-free, will Macquarie follow?
Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Spitzer's hook-r scandal as ASIC keeps dithering
Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Australian credit crisis round-up
Tuesday, 11 March 2008

China buys Timor oil: that's the way of the future
Monday, 10 March 2008

Phil Green's confidence struggle at Babcock
Monday, 10 March 2008

Let's be honest about this banking bloodbath
Friday, 7 March 2008

Bell Financial does a Lachlan Murdoch to Tricom
Friday, 7 March 2008

Pub mogul Hedley joins the credit casualty list
Thursday, 6 March 2008

So much for the Eddy Groves 'coup'
Thursday, 6 March 2008

Servcorp hires Coalition politican - sell, sell, sell
Wednesday, 5 March 2008

City Pacific and the full-blown non-bank credit crisis
Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Stars align for serious campaign finance reform
Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Australia's 2nd busiest pro director loses two top chairs
Monday, 3 March 2008

The Oz dishes it out, but can it take it?
Monday, 3 March 2008

Bizarre twists in ABC saga as ASX flexes its muscles
Friday, 29 February 2008

What is Rudd playing at with his Murdoch embrace?
Wednesday, 27 February 2008

ABC Learning keeps centres open, closes down share trading
Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Lawyers in a tizz about cartel criminalisation
Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Time for corporate plod to throw the book at multiple Allco scandals
Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Allco claims big profit, shares plunge - death approaches
Monday, 25 February 2008

Liberals turn to a four-time board loser
Friday, 22 February 2008

After eight fabulous years, it's farewell to Christian Kerr
Friday, 22 February 2008

Bearish Kohler meets McCrann's bull
Thursday, 21 February 2008

Lifting corporate tax will fix a few problems
Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Did Murdoch Give $8 million to a notorious hacker?
Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Beware the debt-funded commercial property plays
Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Swan's FIRM guidlines ignore the elephant in the room
Monday, 18 February 2008

Allco's Sir Rod well-placed to advise on governance
Monday, 18 February 2008

Teetering trio becomes “the leveraged eleven”
Friday, 15 February 2008

How far would Rupert Murdoch go to hurt his rivals?
Friday, 15 February 2008

Happy 8th Birthday Crikey
Thursday, 14 February 2008

Labor Party losing plenty as Allco teeters
Thursday, 14 February 2008

CBA disappoints, drags whole financial sector down
Wednesday, 13 February 2008

The Macquarie Fortress has been breached
Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Time for Costello to put up or shut up
Monday, 11 February 2008

Time to put MFS out of its misery
Friday, 8 February 2008

Murdoch kids still screwing the pooch at News Corp
Thursday, 7 February 2008

Full marks to Macquarie for new bonus structure
Thursday, 7 February 2008

BHP goes hostile on Rio with crafty all-scrip bid
Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Ken Henry's toughest week
Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Alan Moss quits Millionaire Factory, shares tank
Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Where was Ken Henry's straight talking on inflation?
Tuesday, 5 February 2008

MFS flogs control of Stella to CVC
Monday, 4 February 2008

Time to stop China digging all the way to Australia's assets
Monday, 4 February 2008

John Durie loses the plot backing Burrows conflict
Friday, 1 February 2008

Political donations: Gems aplenty in the annual deluge
Friday, 1 February 2008

Parallels aplenty with the late 1980s
Thursday, 31 January 2008

Trial by media for Tricom as ANZ emerges as major villain
Thursday, 31 January 2008

Tricom, Babcock, Allco, MFS and the interlocking web of deals
Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Will MFS trigger a financial planners blacklash? You bet
Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Why didn't Sir Rod quit Allco?
Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Babcock's ties to the teetering trio
Friday, 25 January 2008

Death of The Bulletin : a family affair
Friday, 25 January 2008

The FT scoop which drove a huge Wall Street turnaround
Thursday, 24 January 2008

MFS, Centro and Allco - teetering trifecta
Thursday, 24 January 2008

How do the Yanks get away with it?
Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Confessions of a share trading addict
Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Governance issues galore in Murdoch-Packer play
Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Victimes everywhere as panic selling sets in
Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Allco crunched as debt contagion spreads
Monday, 21 January 2008

RBA super problems show why Rudd is right – to the tune of $18b
Monday, 21 January 2008

Centro highlights the problem of financial conglomerates
Friday, 18 January 2008

MFS joins Centro on the debt-addicted emergency list
Friday, 18 January 2008

The relative decline of National Australia Bank
Thursday, 17 January 2008

If Howard was so hot, why aren't we bailing out Wall Street?
Thursday, 17 January 2008

In defence of Andrew Scott's payout and why the union funds should buy Centro
Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Wall Street's Big Six now worth only $US606bn
Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Ray Williams is no Bondy, Steve, Dick or Jack
Tuesday, 15 January 2008

MFS and City Pacific propose shot-gun wedding
Monday, 14 January 2008

Swan on the right track targeting loan fees
Monday, 14 January 2008

Centro trading halt has investors fearing the worst
Friday, 11 January 2008

Forget Twiggy, is James Packer richer than the Murdochs?
Friday, 11 January 2008

Swan goes further than Costello on the bank cartel
Wednesday, 9 January 2008

The AFR's speculative stock tippers beat the market - for now
Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Sing Inc and CBA drop plenty as ABC Learning founders
Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Why the job offers aren't flowing for Costello
Monday, 7 January 2008