Full list of AGMs attended


November 22, 2014

Here are the lists of the AGMs we've attended since 1998.

2010: The AGMs we attended in 2010








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



2009: The AGMs we attended in 2009

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

ASX AGM
Sept 30, 2009
- listen to audio, see Mayne Report

Mirrabooka AGM Sept 29, 2007
Chairman wanted it off the record - 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

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

Spark Infrastructure AGM
April 27, 2009
- listen to audio

Caltex AGM
April 23, 2009
- listen to audio

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: The AGMs we've attended


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

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

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

BHP Billiton November 27, 2008
- see Mayne report, listen to audio, read transcript, see media coverage

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, see media coverage

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

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

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

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

Fairfax Media
November 14, 2008
- see Mayne report, listen to audio

CBA
November 14, 2008
- listen to audio, see Mayne report, see media coverage

Seven Network
November 10, 2008
- see Mayne report, see Business Spectator article

Credit Corp
November 10, 2008

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


IMF November 7, 2008
- listen to audio, see Mayne report

Seek November 6, 2008
- listen to audio, see Mayne report

Allco Equity Partners November 5, 2008
- listen to audio, see Mayne report

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

Platinum Asset Management November 4, 2008
-listen to audio, see Mayne report

ConnectEast October 31, 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

Consolidate Media Holdings 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

Boral October 24, 2008
- listen to audio, see Mayne report

Energy World October 24, 2008

Amcor October 23, 2008
- see Mayne report

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

Reece October 23, 2008
- listen to audio, see Mayne report

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

AWB EGM October 22, 2008

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

Everest Babcock & 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 Group
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
- see Mayne report.

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

WA News EGM 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 - see package of highlights.

2007: a record 52 AGMs attendedOrica Dec 21, 2007
Diverse debate including private equity and Incitec Pivot sale - listen to edited audio, see Mayne Report.

Incitec Pivot Dec 20, 2007
Called for Centro chairman Brian Healey to quit - see package of highlights.

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

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

Nufarm
Dec 15, 2007
Interesting debate given not aborted Chinese takeover - see package of highlights.

Symbion Health Nov 30, 2007
We're all getting a bit weary of the Healthscope-Primary battle - see package of highlights.

PBL Nov 23, 2007
Annoyed James Packer with eulogy to his media empire and a sledge of casinos - see package of highlights.

Gunns
Nov 22, 2007
AGM aborted prematurely, extraordinary stuff - see package of highlights.

Macquarie Radio Nov 16, 2007
Great fun spraying Alan Jones - see package of highlights.

Woolworths Nov 16, 2007
Gave them a major pokies spray and also sledged The Parrot - see package of highlights.

Qantas Nov 14, 2007
Board copped a thoroughly deserved spray over private equity bid - see package of highlights.

West Australian Newspapers
Nov 9, 2007
Really stuck it to the board but lost election - see package of highlights.

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

MFS Nov 6, 2007
Welcoming the Kooyong Colt to a company chair - see package of highlights.

Coles EGM Nov 6 2007
A sad day for Melbourne after years of mismanagement and board blunders - listen to mismanagement audio, and eulogy audio.




Perpetual Oct 30, 2007
Quite an ambush over its status as the largest shareholder in Gunns - see package of highlights.

Macquarie Bank (EGM) Oct 30, 2007
New structure was approved - see package of highlights.

Becton
Oct 29, 2007
Big protest on pay and Max Beck did not appear to enjoy the debate - see package of highlights.

Allco Finance Group AGM Oct 25, 2007
Sparked some lively debate with the related party transaction kings - see package of highlights.

News Corporation New York Oct 19, 2007
A great result with $5 billion backing proposal to end gerrymander - see package of highlights.

Diversified United Investment Oct 11, 2007
Some interesting exchanges with the plummy Charles Goode - see package of highlights.

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

AFIC Oct 2, 2007
Queries for the legendry Bruce Teele - see package of highlights.

Djerriwarrh Oct 1, 2007
Another round with Bruce Teele - see package of highlights.

Rio Tinto Sept 28, 2007
Approving the Alcan takeover and waving the Aussie flag - see package of highlights.

Mirrabooka Sept 29, 2007
Chairman wanted it off the record - see Mayne Report.



AV Jennings (EGM) Sept 14, 2007
GPG failed in its bid to win two board seats

Symbion Health EGM Sept 11, 2007
Primary Healthcare foiled the Healthscope merger - see package of highlights.

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

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

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

SP Ausnet July 17, 2007
Gave the Singaporeans a solid workout. - see package of highlights.

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

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

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

Austar May 31, 2007
Stretched the AGM out beyond an hour - see package of highlights.

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


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

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

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

Westfield May 3, 2007
It's been six years since our last encounter but Frank Lowy was in fine form at the Westfield AGM - see package of highlights.

Oxiana May 2, 2007
Another bullish performance from hyper-ventilating CEO Owen Hegarty - see package of highlights.

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

Alumina April 27, 2007
Another crack at the post office box company and its lunch club board - see package of highlights.

AXA April 19, 2007
Always fun to test the French parent and chairman Rick Allert - see package of highlights.

Repco (EGM) April 3, 2007
Appallingly managed. Swallowed by private equity - see Crikey.

Mitchell Communications (EGM) March 30, 2007
Back door listing of Mitchell & Partners through e-mitch approved.

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


Magellan Financial Group (EGM) March 23, 2007
Family ended up making $25,000 from information gathered attending this one - see Crikey.

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

AWB Feb 22 2007
Gave the board a thoroughly deserved bollocking - see package of highlights.

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

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

2006: cranking it up again with 22 AGMs

Australian Energy (EGM) March 30, 2006
Takeover by Queensland Government utility approved - see Crikey.

AXA April 12, 2006
Would have been a dead AGM but for our questions - see package of highlights.

GPT
April 18, 2006
Did they go weak at the knees dealing with billionaires - see package of highlights.

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

Alumina April 27, 2006
The directors lunch club for this post box company continues - see package of highlights.

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

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

Rio Tinto May 4, 2006
The day a mining giant was humbled by its shareholders - see package of highlights.

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

AMP May 19, 2006
A solid exchange as AMP recovered from near bankruptcy - see Crikey and The Gold Coast Bulletin.

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

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

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

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

ABC Learning (EGM) June 7, 2006
CEO Eddie Groves was particularly unhelpful - see Crikey and Daily Telegraph.

Macquarie Bank
July 20, 2006
Failed in board tilt but polled okay - see package of highlights.

PBL Oct 26, 2006
Generated more news stories than any other Australian AGM - see package of highlights.

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

RACV Nov 18, 2006
Paula officially joined the board so I didn't say anything - see Crikey and Herald Sun.

Tabcorp Nov 27, 2006
Incentives rolled and Gabi Byrne board tilt - see package of highlights.

Tattersall's
Nov 30, 2006
Backed Linda Hancock board tilt - see package of highlights.

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




2005: back in the activism game with 13 AGMs

National Australia Bank Jan 31, 2005
The day former CEO Nobby Clark let fly - see package of highlights.

Alumina
April 27, 2005
Campaign against overpaid, underworked board - see package of highlights.

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

Macquarie Bank July 28, 2005
Raised some issues but didn't land a major blow - see package of highlights.

News Corp, New York, Oct 21, 2005
First trip to New York to take on Rupert - see package of highlights.

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

Seek
Nov 9, 2005
The first AGM and we were the only shareholder asking questions - see Crikey, and The Herald Sun.

Southern Cross Broadcasting Nov 10, 2005
Huge protest on two pay resolutions for CEO Tony Bell - see Crikey.

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




RACV Nov 16, 2005
RACV AGM after failed board tilt - See Crikey.

John Fairfax Nov 18, 2005
Ran for the board and the lights went out - see package of highlights.

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

Macquarie Leisure Nov 28, 2005
Uneventul, although raised some issues for Anne Keating.

Primelife Nov 28, 2005
Plenty of challenges for Ron Walker and Robert de Crespigny - see Crikey.

2004: a pathetic year for activism with just Rupert

News Corp Oct 26, 2004
The day Rupert quit Australia - see package of highlights.

2003: attendance rate falls again to 16
WMC Resources May 2, 2003
Gave retiring chairman Ian Burgess a huge spray - see Crikey.

Alumina May 2, 2003
First crack at the post-box company which overpays directors - see package of highlights.

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



Macquarie Bank July 31, 2003
Raised a raft of issues and especially enjoyed attacking Alan Jones - see package of highlights.

Gunns (EGM) Aug 26, 2003
Greenies gunned down but still a lively and worthwhile debate - see package of highlights.

News Corporation Oct 15, 2003
Rupert was rolled and decided to leave Australia - see package of highlights.

Adelaide Bank Oct 24, 2003
Flown over by Nick Xenophon who generated plenty of press - see package of highlights.

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

Globe International Oct 29, 2003
The Hill brothers seemed very reluctant to engage - see package of highlights.

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

Computershare Nov 11, 2003
CEO Chris Morris was really rambling - see package of highlights.

Bluescope Steel Nov 12, 2003
Graham Kraehe's first AGM in the chair - see Crikey.




Spotless Nov 12, 2003
Landed a few hits on a favourite target - see package of highlights.

BHP-Billiton Melbourne, Nov 13, 2003
Tag team effort with Andrew Denton - see package of highlights.

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

IOOF Nov 20, 2003
Bizarre scenes given CEO had been flicked - see Crikey.

National Australia Bank Dec 19, 2003
Three out of five biggest banks' AGMs were on the same day, was it a cynical act or by accident? - see package of highlights.

2002: huge year for Crikey, but only 20 AGMs

Richmond Football Club Jan 24, 2002
Asked the most questions but still fairly sedate - see Crikey.

First Ansett creditors meeting Jan 31, 2002
A very interesting experience – see Crikey.

Multiemedia EGM
Feb 19, 2002
Got stuck into Eddie McGuire's mates – see Crikey.

Ansett creditors meeting
March 27, 2002
Another very interesting experience as frequent flyers got short shrift – see Crikey.

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



Woodside Petroleum: April 16, 2002
Hedging losses was the major concern.

Melbourne Press Club (candidate) June 28, 2002
Tilt at committee targeting Steve Price's hypocritical lawyers - see Crikey.

Toll Holdings Melbourne, October 3, 2002
Paul Little was very impressive - see Crikey.

News Corp (candidate) Adelaide, Oct 9, 2002
Round four with Rupert and almost elected from floor - see package of highlights.

Tabcorp Melbourne, October 24, 2002
First encounter with new CEO Matthew Slatter - see Crikey.

SMS Technology Melbourne, Oct 28, 2002
The old Sausage Software was struggling along after SMS takeover.

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

Skilled Engineering Oct 29, 2002
Remarkable squabbling by the founder's children - see Crikey.

BHP-Billiton Melbourne Concert Hall, Nov 4, 2002
Notorious Cup Eve special with big pay resolutions last on the agenda - see package of highlights.

Southern Cross Broadcasting Nov 4, 2002
Solid questions after the Steve Price defamation settlement - see Crikey.

John Fairfax Nov 06, 2002
Attacked Ron Walker appointment - see package of highlights.



Computershare Nov 7, 2002
A very unhelpful chairman - see package of highlights.

Mayne Group Nov 12, 2002
The first post-Smedley AGM - see package of highlights.

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

Data & Commerce Ltd Melbourne, Nov 22, 2002
Kennett show down and a press lock-out - see Crikey, see The Age.

National Australia Bank Dec 19, 2002
Put some pressure on after the Homeside debacle - see package of highlights.

2001: busy times but still 30 AGMs

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

AXA (candidate) Feb 15, 2001
Polled poorly given French parent but mounted a strong argument - see package of highlights.

Infosentials Feb 26, 2001
Was being sued by an Infosentials executive so went in hard at creditors meeting - see The Age.

Australand April 19, 2001, Sydney
Raised issued about Singapore control and Keating's call for developer donations ban - see Crikey.

Bonlac April 22, 2001
A very hostile reception from farmers as this co-operative fell to the Kiwis - see Weekly Times.

Rio Tinto April 27, 2001
Dominated by unions and green groups - see package of highlights.

BATA Apr 30, 2001
The last tobacco shareholder meeting in Australia- see Crikey.

Hutchison Telecommunications: May 3, 2001
Spoke out against former HIH director Justin Gardiner staying on the board.



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

Cumnock Coal May 11, 2001
Got stuck into chairman Stan Howard (John's brother) - see Crikey preview.

AMP Sydney Convention Centre, May 17, 2001
Attacked them for voting in favour of BHP-Billiton merger - see Crikey.

BHP (EGM) Melbourne Concert Hall, May 18, 2001
Controversial Billiton merger vote which should never have gone ahead - see package of highlights.

Austar May 21, 2001
Almost went broke and HIH director Justin Gardiner was still serving - see package of highlights.

Macquarie Bank July 26, 2001
First AGM encounter with the Millionaire's Factory - see package of highlights.

Brambles July 26, 2001
Another donnybrook with chairman Don "Don't Argue" Argus - see Crikey, see transcript.

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

Sofcom EGM Sept 6, 2001
Catching up with the old mate Jeff Kennett - see Crikey and The Age.

News Corp Adelaide Oct 10, 2001
Round 3 with Rupert - see package of highlights.



BHP Billiton Oct 16, 2001
First AGM after merger which produced this hilarious piece in The Age - see package of highlights.

Seven Network Docklands, Oct 26, 2001
Kerry Stokes was very friendly - see package of highlights.

ASX Melbourne, Oct 29, 2001
Candidate for second straight year but vote fell - see Crikey and read transcript.

Southern Cross Broadcasting, Nov 1, 2001
Gave chairman John Dahlsen a spray as Steve Price defamation battle rolled on - see results and Crikey.

Austereo Nov 8, 2001
Joined with one other shareholder to have a solid go - see Crikey.

John Fairfax
(20.58% of vote) Nov 7, 2001
- see results.

Computershare Nov 8, 2001
CEO Chris Morris was a bit snakey - see package of highlights.

Smorgon Steel Melbourne, Nov 12, 2001
More chats with the old favourite Laurie Cox.

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

PMP Nov 19, 2001
It was good to have some competition at PMP in 2001 - see results and The Australian.

Ten Network
Dec 5, 2001
- see Crikey report

ANZ
Sydney, Dec 14, 2001
Some great issues and debate which the media largely missed - see Crikey and read transcript.

Orica Dec 19, 2001
Board copped plenty despite big promises from new CEO Malcolm Broomhead - see Crikey.

Essendon Football Club Dec 20, 2001
Very different from a public company AGM but still interesting - see Crikey.





2000: a big year with 46 AGMs and 10 board tilts

AXA Melbourne, Feb 15, 2000
Day after Crikey launched, called for former CEO Eric Mayer to quit board, which he did a few months later - see package of highlights.

MYOB Melbourne, March 30, 2000
A night meeting in the suburbs just days before the tech wreck

Amcor Melbourne, April 10, 2000
Paperlinx demerger meeting, set up meeting with chairman Stan Wallis over AMP tilt.

Pacifica Melbourne, May 10, 2000
Gave former BHP chairman Jerry Ellis a solid spray - see The Age.

AMP (candidate) Melbourne, May 18, 2000
First ever board tilt - see package of highlights.

FXF-CPH (EGM) Sydney, May 22, 2000
Kerry Packer transformed his Fairfax vehicle into a general raider, claiming "no-one is safe" - see Daily Telegraph.

Colonial (EGM) Melbourne, May 31, 2005
Approval of CBA merger sailed through

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

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

Downer Group: Oct 12, 2000
Adsteam finance director Michael Kent still a director

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



News Corp Adelaide, Oct 18, 2000
A lively round two with Rupert, but less friendly that 1999 - see package of highlights.

ASX (candidate) Sydney, Oct 23, 2000
Invited to speak at the lecturn when running but polled badly - see package of highlights.

Commonwealth Bank (candidate) Melbourne, Oct 26, 2000
Did flyers out the front and polled a cracking 40% - see package of highlights.

Fairfax Oct 27, 2000
Pointing out the Fairfax mogul stooges - see package of highlights.

Central Equity, Melbourne, Oct 28, 2000
Busy day as flew up to Sydney for Lend Lease that night - see Crikey.

Lend Lease, Melbourne, Oct 28, 2000
Big tribute for outgoing chair Stuart Hornery and big turnout at Fox Studios - see Crikey and read transcript.

Skilled Engineering
Nov 01, 2000
Good debate generated some press - see The Age.

Southern Cross Broadcasting Nov 2, 2000
Gave them plenty of stick - see Crikey.

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

PBL Oct 27, 2000
The day in 2000 when Kerry Packer took offence - see package of highlights.

Spotless Nov 8, 2000
They were chuffed with big profits from Olympics - see package of highlights.

Westfield Holdings (candidate) Sydney, Nov 9, 2000
Hostile reception from Frank Lowy - see package of highlights.

Tempo Services Nov 11, 2001
These guys have since been sold - see Crikey.



Boral Nov 13, 2000
Timed well with One-tel meeting - see Daily Telegraph.

OneTel
Nov 13, 2000
The last chance to grill the boys before it collapsed.

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

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 - see Crikey, see transcript.

Seven Network Nov 17, 2000
Kerry Stokes invited shareholders to listen to press conference - see package of highlights.

Telstra (candidate) Melbourne, Nov 17, 2000
Sprinted back from Sydney after Seven AGM but didn't poll well - see package of highlights.

Woolworths (candidate) Sydney Town Hall, Nov 20, 2000
The best AGM yet as was almost elected - see package of highlights.

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

King Island Cheese Nov 22, 2000
A very pleasant affair at the Port Melbourne Yacht Club with lovely cheese and wine - see The Age.

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

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


NRMA Insurance (candidate) Sydney, Nov 28, 2000
Shafted with the proxies by Whitlam (see Crikey) and saved the company $300 million - see package of highlights.

Solution 6 Nov 29, 2000
New CEO Neil Gamble was attempting to talk things up.

Arthur Yates Nov 29, 2000
Gave it to bumbling chairman Stan Howard, John's brother - see The Mercury.

Sino Securities International Nov 30, 2000
Catching up with old Kennett crony capitalism controversies - see The Age.

David Jones (candidate) Sydney, Dec 11 2000
Alan Kohler used this tilt to produce piece for The 7.30 Report - see package of highlights.

Keycorp
Dec 12, 2000
Struggling Telstra subsidiary after dotcom crash.

National Australia Bank (candidate) Melb, Dec 14, 2000
Spoke to meeting at very start but polled badly - see package of highlights.

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

Westpac Dec 15, 2000
The same day as the last HIH AGM - see Crikey.

Lion Nathan Dec 19, 2000
Sparring with the combative Douglas Myers - see Crikey.

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





1999: 16 AGMs post-Tele and pre-Crikey

Housewares Oct 14, 1999
Attended with John Safran - board not happy with questions.

CSL Melbourne, Oct 14, 2000
Booming blood products group was on a downturn.

Coates Hire Sydney, Oct 22, 1999
Was in Sydney for One-tel and asked questions despite not being a shareholder.

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

PBL Sydney, Oct 26, 1999
Straight after the Packer wedding - see package of highlights.

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

North Ltd Oct 29, 1999
Was the only shareholder to ask about company operations.

News Corp Adelaide, Nov 3, 1999
14 questions over 40 minutes with Rupert - see package of highlights.

Southern Cross Broadcasting Melbourne, Nov 5 1999
Prompted big Steve Price attack - click to see report.

Mayne Nickless: Nov 6, 1999
First encounter with Mayne Nickless.



Tabcorp Nov 10, 1999
More lively battles with a favourite target - see package of highlights.

Westfield Holdings
Sydney, Nov 11 1999
Dramatic round two with Frank Lowy - see package of highlights.

Fairfax Melbourne, Nov 18, 1999
Really enjoyed winding them up over Kennett cronyism - see package of highlights.

Centaur Mining Nov 18, 1999
Amusing to ask a stack of questions when flat-mate was Joe Gutnick's Treasurer.

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, and The Age.

AGL Oct 19, 1999
Got stuck into 5% shareholder limit - see Crikey.

1998: attending 23 AGMs as Tele business editor

ERA Sydney, Oct 15, 1998
First time asking questions at an AGM - see Daily Telegraph.

Austrim Melbourne, Oct 21, 1998
Alan Jackson lost his cool when asked about selling shares - see Daily Telegraph.

Australian Infrastructure Fund Melbourne, Oct 21, 1998
Mike Fitzpatrick defends management fees - see Daily Telegraph.

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

Seven Network Melbourne, Oct 23, 1998
Julian Mounter fell off the stage - see package of highlights.


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

Tabcorp Melbourne, Oct 27, 1998
Was berated by an old digger for asking too many questions - see package of highlights.

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

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

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

Pacific Dunlop Melbourne, Nov 4, 1998
Chairman John Ralph was still hanging in there

John Fairfax Sydney, Nov 6, 1998
Jack Tilburn went bananas and chairman Brian Powers very combative - see package of highlights.

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

Mirvac Sydney, Nov 11, 1998
Performance of Mirvac has turned around since then - see Daily Telegraph.

Westfield Holdings
Sydney, Nov 12, 1998
Frank Lowy launched blistering attack - see package of highlights.

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



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

FAI Insurance
Sydney, Nov 18, 1998
Last meeting before HIH takeover - see Daily Telegraph.

Hoyts Sydney, Nov 18, 1998
Chance to quiz chairman David Gonski - see Daily Telegraph.

GIO Sydney Nov 17, 1998
Some of the questions I asked were sent through by AMP spinners - see Daily Telegraph.

Amalgamated Holdings
Sydney, Nov 19, 1998
Rich Lister Alan Rydge was very friendly - see Daily Telegraph.

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

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

Beyond International Sydney, Nov 27, 1998
Arguably the smallest, most low key meeting I've ever attended