AGMs we've asked questions at since 1998


January 1, 2019

Here is a list of AGMs where Stephen Mayne has asked questions as a shareholder or proxy since it all began way back in October 1998, complete with links to stories written at the time and any relevant media coverage.

2018 (10)

REA Group: November 21, 2018

Hotel Property Investments: November 21, 2018

Seven West Media: November 14, 2018

Nine Entertainment: November 14, 2018

Macquarie Media: November 8, 2018

Crown Resorts: November 1, 2018

JB Hi Fi: October 25, 2018

Equity Trustees: October 19, 2018

Moelis Australia: May 28, 2018

AMP: May 10, 2018

2017 (2)

Crown Resorts: October 26, 2017

Woolworths: November 23, 2017

2016 (6)

Woodside Petroleum:
April 21, 2017

Westfield: May 12, 2016 - contributed to Four Corners coverage on political donations

Aconex: October 25, 2016

Mayne Pharma: November 29, 2016

21st Century Fox AGM: November 10, 2016, Los Angeles

News Corp AGM: November 10, 2016, Los Angeles

2015 (14)

Ten Network Holdings: December 8, 2015

Premier Investments: November 27, 2015

Seek: November 26, 2015

Monash IVF: November 26, 2015

Myer: November 20, 2015

REA Group: November 12, 2015

Asciano: November 10, 2015

K2 Asset Management: November 10, 2015

Crown Resorts: October 21, 2015

Mirrabooka: October 5, 2015

Programmed Maintenance Services: July 29, 2015

Macquarie Group: July 23, 2015

Invocare: May 22, 2015

Aristocrat Leisure: February 27, 2015

2014 (19)

ANZ: December 18, 2014

Network Ten Holdings: December 17, 2014

IOOF November 25, 2014

Nine Entertainment Company: November 19, 2014

News Corp: November 13, 2014

21st Century Fox: November 12, 2014

Brambles: November 6, 2014

Fairfax Media:
November 6, 2014

Equity Trustees: October 31, 2014

Reece Australia: October 30, 2014

Slater & Gordon: October 20, 2014

Ansell:
October 16, 2014

Treasury Group: October 14, 2014

Transurban: October 9, 2014

Mirrabooka: October 6, 2014

Leighton Holdings: May 19, 2014

Westfield Group: May 29, 2014

Westfield Retail: May 29, 2014

Westfield Retail resumed meeting: June 20, 2014

Macquarie Group: July 24, 2014

2013 (total 12)

Macquarie Group July 25, 2013

Prime Agricultural Group (EGM) April 15, 2013

AFIC: October 9, 2013

Southern Cross Media: October 22, 2013

AGL Energy: October 23, 2013

Carsales.com: October 25, 2013

Fairfax Media: November 7, 2013

REA Group: November 13, 2013

Virgin Australia: November 20, 2013

Seek: November 28, 2013

Westpac: December 13, 2013

Ten Network Holdings: December 18, 2013

2012 (total 8)

Seek November 29, 2012

REA Group: November 14, 2012

Tassal Group October 31, 2012

Carsales October 26, 2012

Echo Entertainment October 25, 2012

Suncorp October 25, 2012

Cochlear October 16 2012

QR National: November 21, 2012

2011 (total 14)

ANZ AGM
December 16, 2011

David Jones AGM
December 2, 2011

Soul Patts AGM:
December 2, 2011

Gunns AGM: November 24, 2011

Seek AGM:
November 21, 2011

BHP-Billiton AGM:
November 17, 2011

Nexus Energy AGM:
November 17, 2011

REA Group AGM: November 16, 2011

Lend Lease AGM:
November 9, 2011

Toll Holdings AGM:
October 26, 2011

News Corp AGM:
October 21, 2011

Ansell AGM:
October 17, 2011

Australian Shareholders' Association AGM:
May 18, 2011

Santos AGM:
May 5, 2011

2010 (total 37)

Incitec Pivot AGM December 21, 2010
- listen to audio

Orica AGM
December 16, 2010
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Ten Network AGM December 9, 2010
- listen to audio, read transcripts, see Mayne Report

Telstra AGM November 19, 2010
- listen to audio, watch video, read transcripts, see Mayne Report

Woolworths AGM November 18, 2010
- listen to audio, see campaign speech that was left behind, read transcripts, see Crikey, see Mayne Report

Fairfax AGM November 11, 2010
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Computershare AGM
November 10, 2010
see Mayne Report

Leighton AGM November 4, 2010
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Prime Infrastructure AGM November 4, 2010

Bendigo Adelaide Bank AGM
November 3, 2010
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Tatts AGM October 29, 2010
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Newcrest AGM October 28, 2010
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Reece
AGM October 28, 2010
- listen to audio, read transcript, see Mayne Report

Leising & Living Australia
October 27, 2010
- see Subscriber edition

Asciano AGM
October 27, 2010
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Transurban AGM
October 26, 2010
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Tabcorp AGM October 25, 2010
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

PacBrands AGM October 25, 2010
- read summary, see Mayne Report

Amcor AGM October 21, 2010
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report, read transcript

News Corp NY AGM October 15, 2010
- listen to audio, read Transcript, see Mayne Report AGM preview, and Subscriber edition sent out following up AGM, follow up Mayne Report.

CSL AGM October 13, 2010
- listen to audio, read Transcript, see Mayne Report

JB Hi Fi AGM October 13, 2010
- listen to audio, read Transcript, see Mayne Report, see Lateline Business story transcript, and video, read Mayne Report

AFIC October 4, 2010
- listen to audio, read Transcript, see Mayne Report

SP Ausnet AGM July 14, 2010
- listen to audio, read Transcript, see Mayne Report

James Hardie EGM May 28, 2010
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

MAP
AGM May 27, 2010
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Westfield AGM May 27, 2010
- listen to audio, watch video, see businessday.com.au, see Mayne Report

Rio Tinto
AGM May 26, 2010
- listen to audio, see Crikey, see Mayne Report

Adelaide Brighton
AGM May 19, 2010
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

OZ Minerals AGM May 19, 2010
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

AXA Asia Pacific AGM May 18, 2010
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Wallace Absolute Return AGM May 17, 2010
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

GPT Group AGM
May 10, 2010
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Alumina AGM
May 7, 2010
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Seven Network EGM
April 20, 2010
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Alinta Energy EGM
February 23, 2010
- listen to audio

ING Real Estate Entertainment Fund
February 23, 2010
- listen to audio



This capped off 285 AGMs for the decade but only 93 whilst owned Crikey.

2009 (total 41)

AWB December 23 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

ANZ
December 18 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

National Australia Bank
December 17 2009
- watch video, see Mayne Report

Ten Network
December 10 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report



David Jones November 30 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Seek
November 30 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Woolworths November 26 2009
- listen to audio, watch video, see Mayne Report

REA Group November 25 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report



Clive Peeters November 20 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Hansen Technologies
November 18 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report


Centro Properties November 17 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Rams Group
November 12 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Treasury Group
November 12 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Fairfax Media
, November 10 2009
- see package of highlights

Seven Network November 9 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Atlas Iron November 6 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report


IMF November 6 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Cazaly Resources November 6 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Western Areas
November 6 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Transfield Services
November 4 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Telstra
November 4 2009
- listen to audio, watch video, see Mayne Report

Crown October 28 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Consolidated Media October 28 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Transurban
October 27 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report



Asciano October 23 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Reece October 22 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Pacific Brands
October 20, 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

JB Hi Fi AGM October 14, 2009
Listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Macquarie Group
July 29, 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Asciano EGM
July 22, 2009
- listen to audio, see Business Day article, see Mayne Report

GPT AGM May 25, 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

AMP AGM May 14, 2009
- listen to audio, watch video, see Mayne Report, read transcript

Alumina AGM May 7, 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report



AXA Asia Pacific AGM May 6, 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Spark Infrastructure AGM
April 27, 2009
- listen to audio

Caltex AGM
April 23, 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Bell Financial Group AGM
April 22, 2009
- listen to audio

Rio Tinto AGM
April 20, 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report, see Business Day article

QBE AGM
April 8, 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

CFS Retail EGM
April 7, 2009
-listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Timbercorp
February 27, 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report




2008 (total 68)

Collingwood Football Club December 17, 2008
- see Mayne report, listen to audio

Nufarm
December 5, 2008
- see Mayne report, listen to audio

Centro Property Group November 28, 2008
- see Mayne report, listen to audio

BHP Billiton
November 27, 2008
- see Mayne report, listen to audio

Centro Retail November 27, 2008
- see Mayne report, listen to audio

REA Group November 25, 208
- listen to audio, see Mayne report



Symex Holdings November 20, 2008
- see Mayne report, listen to audio

Costa Exchange November 21, 2008
- see Mayne report, listen to audio

Telstra November 21, 2008
- see Mayne report, listen to audio

Tatts Group November 19, 2008
- see Mayne report, listen to audio

IOOF
November 19, 2008
- see Mayne report, listen to audio

AED
November 19, 2008
- see Mayne report, listen to audio

Slater & Gordon
November 14, 2008
- see Mayne report, listen to audio


Babcock & Brown Power November 7, 2008
- see Mayne report, listen to audio

Allco November 6, 2008
- see Mayne report

Babcock & Brown Infrastructure
November 5, 2008
- listen to audio, see Mayne report

Toll Holdings
October 30, 2008
- listen to audio , see Mayne report, also, check out the media coverage.

Macquarie Media
October 29, 2008
- listen to audio, see Mayne report

CMH October 28, 2008
- listen to audio, see Mayne report

Crown October 28, 2008
- listen to audio, see Mayne report

Transurban October 27, 2008
- see Mayne report

Amalgamated Holdings
October 24, 2008
- listen to audio, see Mayne report



GPT October 23, 2008
-see Mayne report

Amcor
October 23, 2008
- see Mayne report

Tabcorp
October 23, 2008
- check out the package of highlights

Boral
October 22, 2008
- listen to audio, see Mayne report

Reece October 22, 2008
- listen to audio, see Mayne report

Asciano
October 22, 2008
- check out the package of highlights

PacBrands October 21, 2008
- check out the package of highlights

AUI
: October 15, 2008
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

AFIC September 29,2008
- check out the package of highlights


ASX September 24, 2008
- check out the package of highlights

AMCIL
September 22, 2008
- listen to all the audio

Incited Pivot EGM
September 5, 2008
- listen to audio, see Mayne report.

AWB EGM August 21, 2008
- check out the package of highlights

James Hardie August 20, 2008
-check out the package of highlights

Macquarie Capital August 20, 2008

Macquarie Bank
July 23, 2008
- check out the package of highlights

Village Roadshow EGM
July 18, 2008
- check out the package of highlights


Lion Selection June 23, 2008
- see Mayne report.

Babcock and Brown
May 30, 2008
- check out the package of highlights.

Everest Babcock and Brown
May 29, 2008
- check out the package of highlights.

Austar
May 29, 2008
- check out the package of highlights.

Westfield
May 23, 2008
- see package of highlights.

Macquarie Airports May 22, 2008
- see package of highlights.

Bell Financial
May 16, 2008
- listen to audio, see Mayne report.

Alumina May 1, 2008
Elected to Alumina board on show of hands but defeated in poll - see package of highlights.

Iress Market Technology April 30, 2008
- watch video, see Mayne report.

Rio Tinto April 24, 2008
- see package of highlights.

WA News April 23, 2008
-see package of highlights.



Oxiana Resources April 17, 2008
Lively debate and plenty of laughs trying to get Owen Hegarty up as CEO of the combined company after Zinifex merger - see package of highlights.

Axa Asia Pacific
April 16, 2008
Had several cracking exchanges and landed a few hits on some of the time-serving has beens on the board - see package of highlights.

MFS EGM
Mar 28, 2008
I've been to some strange shareholder meetings over the past decade, but this MFS EGM was completely unprecedented on a number of levels - see package of highlights.

Timbercorp Feb 21, 2008
This was one of the best ever in terms of quality debate from a range of shareholders - see package of highlights.

AWB Feb 13, 2008
A major victory for good governance that will see the company established on a normal commercial footing before the end of the year - listen audio, see Mayne Report.

Timbercorp Feb 21, 2008
This was one of the best ever in terms of quality debate from a range of shareholders - listen audio, see Mayne report.


MFS EGM Mar 28, 2008
I've been to some strange shareholder meetings over the past decade, but this MFS EGM was completely unprecedented on a number of levels - see Mayne report, listen to audio.

Axa Asia Pacific
April 16, 2008
Had several cracking exchanges and landed a few hits on some of the time-serving has beens on the board - listen to edited audio of Why Paul "Centro" Cooper should quit Axa board and Time for chairman Rick Allert to retire, see Mayne Report.

Oxiana Resources April 17, 2008
Lively debate with much mirth and received rapturous applause for the push supporting Owen Hegarty as the CEO of the merged company - listen to audio, see Mayne Report.

WA News April 23, 2008
- See Mayne report on Kerry Stokes getting vanquished in WA News showdown. Listen to Kerry Stokes WA News campaign speech - full audio. And listen to this bunfight with Kerry Stokes over editorial independence. Also, see two Crikey stories - 1, 2.

Rio Tinto April 24, 2008
- see Mayne report 1, Mayne report 2 and listen to the our exchanges at the AGM and 2 shareholders feedback to our exchanges at the AGM.


Iress Market Technology April 30, 2008
- see Mayne report.

Alumina May 1, 2008
Elected to Alumina board on show of hands but defeated in poll. - Listen to the campaign speech audio, read Mayne report.

Bell Financial
May 16, 2008
- listen to audio, see Mayne report.

Macquarie Airports May 22, 2008
- listen to Question about their performance fee and Why hide in dodgy Bermuda?,see Crikey story.

Westfield
May 23, 2008
- listen to audio, see Mayne report.

Austar May 29, 2008
- listen to audio.

Everest Babcock and Brown
May 29, 2008
- listen to audio.

Babcock and Brown May 30, 2008
- listen to audio.



2007 (total 43)

AFIC
Oct 2, 2007
Queries for doyen investor Bruce Teele - see Crikey report

Allco Finance Group AGM Oct 25, 2007
Sparked some lively debate with the related party transaction kings - click here to listen to audio

Allco Finance Group EGM
Dec 12, 2007
Controversial Rubicon deal approved but still plenty of good debate - see Mayne report

Alumina April 27, 2007
Another crack at the post office box company and its lunch club board - see Crikey report

APN News & Media (EGM)
May 25, 2007
The day private equity failed again - see Crikey report

AXA
April 19, 2007
Always fun to test the French parent and chairman Rick Allert - see Crikey report

Australia United Investment
Oct 11, 2007
Some interesting exchanges with the plummy Charles Goode - click here to listen to audio

Austar
May 31, 2007
Stretched the AGM out beyond an hour - see Crikey report

AWB
Feb 22 2007
Gave the board a thoroughly deserved bollocking - see Crikey report


Babcock & Brown May 25 2007
Clashed with APN private equity vote so had to dash after a couple of questions

Coles EGM Nov 6 2007
A sad day for Melbourne after years of management and board blunders - listen to the spray and then a eulogy: audio 1, audio 2

Everest Babcock & Brown (EGM) Mar 23, 2007
Approval of capital raising and a chance to quiz CEO and young Rich Lister Jeremy Reid

Fortescue Metals Nov 8, 2007
Some fascinating exchanges with Andrew Forrest and his board - see Mayne Report

Gunns
22 Nov 2007
AGM aborted prematurely, extraordinary stuff - see Mayne report, Crikey report

HFA Holdings Dec 14, 2007
Spencer Young was quite impressive - see Mayne Report

Hutchison May 4, 2007
Billions of losses and sagging shares - see Crikey report

Incitec Pivot Dec 20, 2007
Called for Centro chairman Brian Healey to quit

Indophil Resources May 1, 2007
Bullish update on Asian mines complete with a CEO moan about the share price

James Hardie (EGM) Feb 7, 2007
The day the asbestos deal was finally approved - see Crikey report

Macquarie Bank AGM July 4, 2007
Plenty of lively debate about pay, defamation, asset sales and the like - see Crikey report

Macquarie Bank (EGM)
Oct 30, 2007
New structure was approved - listen to audio.

Macquarie Radio Nov 16, 2007
Great fun spraying Alan Jones - see Crikey report

Magellan Financial Group (EGM)
March 22, 2007
Family ended up making $25,000 from information gathered attending this one - see Crikey report

Melbourne IT May 22, 2007
Performing well, so suggested CEO was underpaid

MFS Nov 6, 2007
Welcoming the Kooyong Colt to a public company chair - see Crikey report

Mitchell Communications (EGM) March 30, 2007
Backdoor listing of Mitchell & Partners through emitch approved

NAB (Adelaide) Jan 31, 2007
Big turn up in the city of churches and chairman Michael Chaney handled it well

News Corporation New York Oct 19, 2007
A great result with $5 billion backing proposal to end gerrymander - see Mayne Report Murdoch Democracy section

Nexus Energy (EGM) Aug 28, 2007
More share issues approved and some protest over pay issues

Oceana Gold June 8, 2007
Approved restructure to list on Canadian exchange

Orica Dec 21, 2007
Diverse debate including private equity and Incitec Pivot sale - listen to edited audio.

Oxiana May 2, 2007
Another bullish performance from hyper-ventilating Owen Hegarty - see Crikey report



PBL Nov 23, 2007
Managing to really annoy James Packer with eulogy to media and sledge of casinos - see Crikey report

Perpetual
Nov 1, 2007
Quite an ambush over its status as the largest shareholder in Gunns - see Crikey report


Promina (EGM) March 5, 2007
Takeover by Promina achieved, but chairman Leo Tutt very unimpressive - see Crikey report

Qantas
Nov 14, 2007
Board copped a thoroughly deserved spray over private equity bid - see Mayne report , see Crikey report

Repco (EGM) April 3, 2007
Appallingly managed and now swallowed by private equity - see Crikey report

Rio Tinto
Sept 28, 2007
Approving the Alcan takeover and waving the Aussie flag - see Crikey report

Smorgon Steel (EGM) July 31, 2007
Another sad farewell to a Melbourne company after Onesteel merger

SP Ausnet July 17, 2007
Gave the Singaporeans a solid workout.

Sunraysia Television (EGM) June 8, 2007
Eva Presser ran this one like a private board meeting - see Crikey report

The Reject Shop Oct 10, 2007
Performing well so no issues of concern.

West Australian Newspapers Nov 9, 2007
Really stuck it to the board but lost election - see Mayne report , see Crikey report

Zinifex (EGM) July 26, 2007
Disposal of smelters approved, debate over "doing a James Hardie" - see Crikey report


2006 (total 23)

ABC Learning (EGM) June 7, 2006
CEO Eddie Groves was particularly unhelpful - see Crikey report

Alumina April 27, 2006
The directors lunch club for this post box company continues - see Crikey report

AMP May 19, 2006
A solid exchange as AMP recovered from near bankruptcy - see Crikey report

Aristocrat Leisure May 2, 2006
Held at Star City and some lively debate over accounts and problem gambling - see Crikey report

AXA April 12, 2006
Would have been a dead AGM but for our questions - see Crikey report

Australian Energy March 30, 2006
Takeover by Queensland Government utility approved - see Crikey report

Babcock & Brown May 26, 2006
Chairman James Babcock left it all to his deputy Elisabeth Nosworthy - see Crikey report.

Central Equity (EGM) May 8, 2006
These private Melbourne developers finally take the company private


Funtastic (EGM) Dec 20, 2006
Deal with ABC Learning cemented - see Crikey report

GPT April 18, 2006
Did they go weak at the knees dealing with billionaires - see Crikey report

Macquarie Bank July 20, 2006
Failed in board tilt but polled okay - see Crikey reports

Melbourne IT May 23, 2006
Performing well but still asked several questions

Nexus Energy (EGM) May 19, 2006
Share issues approved as takeover battle with Anzon hotted up

Oxiana April 20, 2006
Remuneration report almost defeated but they refused to explain why for two months - see Crikey report

PBL Oct 26, 2006
Generated more news stories than any other AGM - see Crikey report

Rio Tinto May 4, 2006
The day a mining giant was humbled by its shareholders - see Crikey report

SFE Corp AGM May 2, 2006
Low key affair ahead of the ASX merger EGM

Seek Oct 31, 2006
The first AGM and we were the only shareholder asking questions - see Crikey report.

STW Holdings May 24, 2006
The usual knockabout debate in Singo's bar


Tabcorp Nov 27, 2006
Incentives rolled and Gabi Byrne board tilt - see Crikey report

Tattersall's Nov 30, 2006
Backed Linda Hancock board tilt

Transurban Oct 23, 2006
Playing the Bermuda card - see Crikey report

Woolworths Nov 24, 2006
Ran for board at AGM held on eve of Victoria election but only polled 3% and couldn't make meeting - see Crikey preview

2005 (total 12)

Alumina
April 27, 2005
Continued campaign against overpaid, underworked board - see Crikey report

Babcock & Brown May 26, 2005
First AGM for the Macquarie Mini Me and we gave them a solid work out - see Crikey report

Gunns (candidate) Oct 27, 2005
Disappointing vote but had a victory when John Gay submitted himself for election in 2006 - see Crikey report.

John Fairfax Nov 18, 2005
Ran for the board and the lights went out - see Crikey report

IOOF Nov 15, 2005
They refused to disclose fund manager salaries

Macquarie Bank July 28, 2005
Raised a range of issues but didn't land a major blow - see Crikey reports

Macquarie Leisure Nov 28, 2005
Fairly uneventul, although raised some issues for Anne Keating

News Corp, New York, Oct 21, 2005
First trip to New York to take on Rupert - see Crikey special edition

Primelife Nov 28, 2005
Plenty of challenges for Ron Walker and Robert de Crespigny

RACV Nov 16, 2005
RACV AGM after failed board tilt - see Crikey report

STW Holdings May 30, 2005
The last encounter with John Singleton in the bar - see Crikey report

Yarra Valley Pre-School Nov 24, 2005
Elected President of the old kinder - see Crikey report

2004 (just 1 and the last of 93 attended whilst owning Crikey.com)


News Corp Oct 26, 2004
The day Rupert quit Australia - see Crikey report

2003 (total 11)

Adelaide Bank
Oct 24, 2003
Flown over by Nick Xenophon who generated plenty of press - see Crikey report

Alumina May 2, 2003
Post-box company which overpays directors - see Crikey report

AMP (candidate) May 15, 2003
Disappointing result after $10bn was lost in UK - see Crikey reports and results

BHP-Billiton
Melbourne, Nov 13, 2003
Tag team effort with Andrew Denton - see Crikey report

Foster's Oct 27, 2003
Australia's most sinful company copped plenty at Crown AGM - see Crikey report

Globe International
Oct 29, 2003
The Hill brothers seemed very reluctant to engage - see Crikey report

Gunns
(EGM) Aug 26, 2003
Greenies gunned down - see Crikey report

News Corporation
Oct 15, 2003
The day Rupert was rolled and decided to leave Australia - see Crikey report

OneSteel Nov 17, 2003
A quick couple of questions for chairman Peter Smedley then did a runner

Premier Investments Nov 5, 2003
A lively battle with chairman Sir Ron Brierley - see Crikey report

WMC Resources May 2, 2003
Gave retiring chairman Ian Burgess a huge spray - see Crikey report


2002 (total 13)

Australian Shareholders Association
Sydney, April 19, 2002
Encouraged them to get more aggressive - see Crikey report

Austrim Nylex Oct 29, 2002
Kerry Stokes has dropped $50 million in this struggling company - see Crikey report

Coles Myer Melbourne Park, Nov 20, 2002
Solly Lew booted off the board - see Crikey report

BHP-Billiton Melbourne Concert Hall, Nov 4, 2002
Notorious Cup Eve special - see Crikey report

Foster's Oct 28, 2002

News Corp (candidate) Adelaide, Oct 9, 2002
Round four with Rupert and almost elected from floor - see Crikey report, Lateline interview

Bluescope Steel Melbourne Concert Hall, Nov 18, 2002
Changed name from BHP Steel

Data & Commerce Ltd Melbourne, Nov 22, 2002
Kennett show down - see Crikey report

Globe International
Port Melbourne, Oct 31, 2002
The founding Hill brothers were very reticent and no-one else asked questions

Mayne Group Nov 12, 2002
The first post-Smedley AGM - see Crikey report

Melbourne Press Club June 28, 2002
Failed tilt at committee targeting Steve Price's lawyers - see Crikey report

National Australia Bank
Dec 19, 2002
Put some pressure on after the Homeside debacle - see Crikey report

Toll Holdings Melbourne, October 3, 2002
Taking it to Toll - see Crikey report

2001 (total 24)

Austereo Nov 8, 2001
Asked about Boost Juice advertising contra

AMP Sydney Convention Centre, May 17, 2001
Chairman Stan Wallis was very defensive

ANZ
Sydney, Dec 14, 2001
Big attack on director John Dahlsen given ongoing defamation battles with Steve Price

Austar May 21, 2001

AXA (candidate) Feb 15, 2001
Polled poorly given French parent but mounted a strong argument - see campaign pitch from Crikey

BATA Apr 30, 2001
The last tobacco share holder meeting in Australia- see Crikey report

BHP (EGM) Melbourne Concert Hall, May 18, 2001
Big merger vote - see Crikey report

Brambles July 26, 2001
Don Argus donnybrook at Brambles - see Crikey report

CDS Technologies Nov 22, 2000
Andrew Kroger and then Telstra chairman Bob Mansfield both fronted on the Mornington Peninsula

Challenger Financial Services Nov 23, 2000
James Packer didn't show and Billy Ireland performed okay

Computershare Nov 8, 2001
CEO Chris Morris was a bit snakey

Essendon Football Club
Dec 20, 2001
Gained access as someone else - see Crikey report

Mayne Nickless Nov 13, 2001
Another drone-fest from chairman Mark Rayner

News Corp Adelaide, Oct 10, 2001
Round three with Rupert - see Crikey report and special Falun Gong piece

Orica Dec 19, 2001
Copped plenty despite big promises from new CEO Malcolm Broomhead - see Crikey report

Richmond Football Club
Jan 25, 2001
Quite an interesting experience even though board tilt never materialised - see Crikey report.

Rio Tinto April 27, 2001
Dominated by unions and green groups

Save Albert Park
Sept 5, 2001
Never been a fan of the Grand Prix - see Crikey report

Seven Network Docklands, Oct 26, 2001
Kerry Stokes was very friendly

Smorgon Steel Melbourne, Dec 10, 2001
Laurie Cox as chair

Southern Cross Broadcasting
South Melbourne, Nov 1, 2001
Gave chairman John Dahlsen a spray as Steve Price defamation battle rolled on

Spotless (candidate) Melbourne, Nov 14, 2001
This was the toughest notice of meeting every produced against a board tilt

STW Holdings
May 4, 2001
Sticking it to John "Singo" Singleton - see Crikey report

Ten Network
Dec 5, 2001
- see Crikey report

2000 (total 42)

AGL, Melbourne, Oct 15, 2000
Ray Proudley tilt and wore the foam suit - see Crikey report

AMP (candidate) Melbourne, May 18, 2000
First ever board tilt - see Crikey report, see voting results


ASX (candidate) Sydney, Oct 23, 2000
Invited to speak at the lecturn when running

Australand Dec 22, 2000
Lively debate about political donations

Boral
Nov 13, 2000
Timed well with One-tel meeting

Cable & Wireless Optus August 17, 2000
UK parent meant board tilt failed miserably

Central Equity, Melbourne, Oct 28, 2000
Flew up to Sydney for Lend Lease that night - see Crikey report

Commonwealth Bank (candidate) Melbourne, Oct 26, 2000
Did flyers out the front

CSL Melbourne, Oct 18, 2000
Only meeting at Melbourne Park

David Jones (candidate) Sydney, Dec 11 2000
Alan Kohler used this to produce piece for The 7.30 Report - see Crikey report

Delta Gold Nov 23, 2000
The debate is usually better when things go bad and this was a classic

Ecorp Nov 3, 2000
Kerry Packer's dotcom boom play

Fairfax Oct 27, 2000
Pointing out the Fairfax mogul stooges - see Crikey report

Harvey Norman Nov 21, 2000
Interrupting Gerry Harvey for the first time - see Crikey report

HIH Insurance Sydney (Redfern), Dec 15, 2000
The famous Friday Redfern effort from a failing insurer

Keycorp Dec 12, 2000

King Island Cheese Nov 22, 2000
A very pleasant affair at the Port Melbourne Yacht with lovely cheese and wine

Lend Lease EGM Sydney Aug 18, 2000
Approval of buy-back after sale of MLC to NAB - Robert Gottliebsen addressed shareholders

Lend Lease AGM Sydney, Nov 2, 2000
The Fox Studios gala farewell for Stuart Hornery

Lion Nathan Dec 19, 2000
Sparring with Douglas Myers - see Crikey report

MYOB Melbourne, Apr 27, 2000
Took Paula into the burbs for this one

News Corp Adelaide, Oct 18, 2000
Round two with Rupert - see Crikey report

National Australia Bank (candidate) Melbourne, Dec 17, 2000
Spoke to meeting at very start

NRMA Insurance (candidate) Sydney, Nov 28, 2000
Shafted with the proxies by Whitlam (see Crikey report) and How we saved IAG $300 million - see Crikey report

OneTel Nov 13, 2000
The last chance to grill the boys

Orica Dec 21, 2000
Right at the depths of despair for chemicals giant - see Crikey report

Pacifica Melbourne, May 10, 2000
Jerry Ellis made security door warning

Pasminco
Oct 25, 2000
The last AGM before it went broke

Phoneware Nov 15, 2000
Chaired by Pratt son-in-law Michael Napthali but long gone now

PBL Oct 27, 2000
The day in 2000 when Kerry Packer took offence - see Crikey report

Pineapplehead Nov 15, 2000
Stan Wallis damaged himself fronting his son-in-law's awful company

Qantas Sydney, Nov 16, 2000
Margaret Jackson said she was a better chairman for past failures

Seven Network Nov 17, 2000
Kerry Stokes claimed to like questions

Solution 6 Nov 29, 2000

Spotless Melbourne, Mar 3, 2000
Out to Leonda

Telstra (candidate) Melbourne, Nov 17, 2000

Tempo Services Nov 21, 2000

Westfield Holdings (candidate) Sydney, May 4, 2000
Very hostile reception from Frank Lowy

Westpac Dec 15, 2000
The same day as the last HIH AGM

WMC 19 April, 2000
Hit Hugh Morgan with some hard hitting questions

Woolworths
(candidate) Sydney Town Hall, Nov 20, 2000
Almost elected - see Crikey report

Yates Nov 29, 2000
Gave it to bumbling chairman Stan Howard, John's brother

1999 (total 12)

Centaur Mining


Commonwealth Bank Sydney, Oct 28, 1999
Chairman Tim Besley accused of defamation for raising piggery questions - see jeffed.com report

Fairfax Melbourne, Nov 18, 1999
Craig Sherborne asked questions



HIH Insurance Sydney, Nov 19, 1999
Second last HIH AGM

Hudson Conway, Dec 20, 1999
The last public company meeting for Lloyd Williams and his mates - see jeffed.com report

News Corp
Adelaide, Nov 3, 1999
14 questions over 40 minutes with Rupert - see jeffed.com report, listen to story on PM

OneTel Sydney, Oct 22, 1999
James Packer said questions on share sales fair enough

Pacific Dunlop Nov 3, 1999
Then chairman John Ralph still defending the empire

PBL Sydney, Oct 26, 1999
Straight after the Packer wedding - see Jeffed.com report

Southern Cross Broadcasting Melbourne, Nov 5 1999
Prompted big Steve Price on-air attack

Tabcorp Nov 10, 1999
More lively battles with a favourite target - see Jeffed.com report

Westfield Holdings Sydney, Nov 11 1999
Dramatic round two with Frank Lowy - see cracking Jeffed.com report

1998 (total 20)

Aristocrat Leisure,
Sydney, Nov 10, 1998
Frank Burke promised to take Las Vegas - see Daily Telegraph report

Austrim Melbourne, Oct 21, 1999
Alan Jackson lost his cool when asked about selling shares - see Daily Telegraph report

Australian Hospital Care Melbourne, Oct 29, 1998
Chairman Laurie Willett struggles, met Allan Myers QC

Australian Infrastructure Fund Melbourne, Oct 21, 1998
Mike Fitzpatrick defended big management fees - see Daily Telegraph report

Centaur Mining Melbourne, Oct 21, 1998
Twenty questions for Joe Gutnick - see Daily Telegraph report

Commonwealth Bank Melbourne, Oct 29, 1998
Q
uestions on infrastructure losses made front page of The AFR - see two stories in The Daily Telegraph

David Jones Sydney, Nov 23, 1998
Chairman wrote letter about bad food later - see Daily Telegraph reports

Davids Holdings Sydney, Nov 23, 1998
The South Africans were a bit tetchy - see Daily Telegraph report

ERA Sydney, Oct 15, 1998
First time spoke at an AGM - see Daily Telegraph reports

FAI Sydney, Nov 18, 1998
Last meeting before HIH takeover

Foster's Brewing, Melbourne, Oct 26, 1998
Raised questions about pokies - see two Daily Telegraph reports

Goodman Fielder, Sydney, Nov 13, 1998
Plenty of foodies on the board but not much performance - see Daily Telegraph report

Hoyts Sydney, Nov 18, 1998
Chance to quiz chairman David Gonski in a cinema

John Fairfax Sydney, Nov 6, 1998
Jack Tilburn went bananas and chairman Brian Powers very combative - see Daily Telegraph reports

Infrastructure Trust of Australia (now Macquarie Infrastructure Group) Sydney, Nov 13, 1998
A voluntary information meeting - see Daily Telegraph report

Mirvac Sydney, Nov 11, 1998
The performance has turned around since then - see Daily Telegraph report

Pasminco Melbourne, Oct 28, 1998
Chairman Mark Rayner droned on - see Daily Telegraph report

Seven Network Melbourne, Oct 23, 1998
Julian Mounter fell off the stage - see Daily Telegraph reports

Tabcorp Melbourne, Oct 27, 1998
Was berated by an old digger for asking too many questions - see Daily Telegraph reports

Westfield Holdings Sydney, Nov 12, 1998
Frank Lowy launched blistering attack - see Daily Telegraph report

Total for the 1990s was 32

Annual break down

2018: 10
2017: 2
2016: 6
2015: 13 so far 2014: 19
2013: 12
2012: 8
2011: 14
2010: 37
2009: 41
2008: 68
2007: 43
2006: 23
2005: 12
2004: 1
2003: 11
2002: 24
2000: 42
1999: 12
1998: 20


Total as of November 30, 2015: 400