Crikey stories in 2015


March 11, 2017

Stephen Mayne was the founder of www.crikey.com.au and remains a contributor. Below are the 105 Crikey stories published in 2015, 80 of which were AGM or corporate related. Over the past 10 years since Crikey was sold, there was 51 stories in 2014, 19 stories in 2013, 56 stories in 2012, 71 stories in 2011, 64 articles in 2010, 50 in 2009, 264 in 2008, 354 in 2007, 295 in 2006 and 257 from 2005 when Crikey was sold.

11 in January

Time for the old white guys to shuffle off boards
Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The pros and cons of Andrew Rule's Kerry Stokes biography
Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Alan Jones and Fairfax make strange bedfellows
Thursday, January 8, 2015

Thin-skinned Kerry Stokes tried to stop unauthorised biography
Monday, January 12, 2015

AFR coverage of Westfield saga deserves scrutiny
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Why Queensland needs asset sales to reduce $94b debt
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Governance and disclosure issues in Fairfax property dealings
Friday, January 16, 2015

Reducing remuneration disclosure by public companies
Monday, January 19, 2015

Queensland privatisation will not be mired in cronyism
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Alan Jones vs Liberal-linked Millner family
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Can Alan Jones win his defamation battles?
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

5 in February

Which corporates donated to Federal Libs?
Monday, February 2, 2015

Rupert says goodnight to his Saudi Prince
Friday, February 6, 2015

The events which lead to the launch of Crikey
Monday, February 16, 2015

Rupert and Kennett open up on Twitter
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Herald Sun climate hypocrisy revealed
Friday, February 20, 2015 (pro bono)

11 in March

Xenophobic attack on Chinese investors
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 (pro bono)

Packer's big casino expansion plans in Melbourne
Thursday, March 12, 2015

Why Fairfax should ditch 2GB radio merger
Friday, March 13, 2015

Herald Sun hypocrisy over Murdoch council rent seeking
Monday, March 16, 2015

Turnbull should push ahead with media reform package
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Time to end the Packer-Murdoch soap opera at Ten
Thursday, March 19, 2015

How much cash will in-the-money Macquarie SPP generate?
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Gerry Harvey windfall at expense of his small shareholders
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Corbett finally backs a successor at Fairfax
Friday, March 27, 2015

Have Slater and Gordon gone OTT with $1.2b UK takeover deal?
Monday, March 30, 2015

Full list of chairs rushed into top job
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

12 in April

Aussie investors love Slaters UK plunge
Thursday, April 2, 2015

ACA goes after Murdoch tax planning
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Abacus Property Group shafts its retail investors
Friday, April 10, 2015

Media attacks discourage local government transparency
Monday, April 13, 2015

AGM mini-season preview piece
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Feral Herald Sun attacks sensible East West settlement
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Early release of City of Melbourne's 2015-16 action items
Friday, April 17, 2015

Ian Rogers mis-fires in ALP preselection battle for Melbourne
Monday, April 20, 2015

Why does Takeovers Panel suppress free speech?
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Slaters capital raising confirms unfair deal for retail investors
Friday, April 24, 2015

Slaters ducking for cover on capital raising for insiders
Monday, April 27, 2015

Why Slaters should have done a PAITREO capital raising
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

4 in May

Transurban cashes in suckering governments to buy now pay later
Monday, May 4, 2015

NAB shows Slaters, Stokes and Gerry Harvey how to do a capital raising
Friday, May 8, 2015

Companies which withdraw resolutions rather than face defeat
Monday, May 25, 2015

Herald Sun editor demonstrates anti-free speech culture
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

11 in June

Stokes dilutes retail investors, lifts Seven stake by 6%
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Macquarie board tilt related to better treatment of retail shareholders
Thursday, June 4, 2015

NAB shows everyone how to do a fair capital raising
Friday, June 5, 2015

ALGA shows disdain for governance and transparency
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 (pro bono)

Inside the blokey Murdoch family succession plans
Friday, June 12, 2015

Eddington missing in action over secretive Murdoch nepotism
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Coalition jellybacks cave in to self-serving media oligarchs
Friday, June 19, 2015

Murdoch entrenches poison pill, shafts shareholder democracy (pro bono)
Friday, June 19, 2015

Why doesn't The OZ editorialise against Rupert's shareholder restrictions and market rigging?
Monday, June 22, 2015

Stokes forgives Kennett's anti-media past and indifferent public company record
Thursday, June 25, 2015

In support of governance reforms at super funds
Monday, June 29, 2015

10 in July

Slater and Gordon could face a class action
Thursday, July 2, 2015

Time for citizen jury to sort out industry fund governance
Friday, July 3, 2015

The battle for greater political transparency
Monday, July 13, 2015

Macquarie stacks the deck against outside board challenger
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Is Melbourne going to kill car share? (pro bono)
Friday, July 17, 2015

Another move by director's club to block board challengers
Monday, July 20, 2015

Macquarie hypocritically complains about excessive compliance costs
Friday, July 24, 2015

Pro bono piece on public sector enterprise agreements
Monday, July 27, 2015

Shareholder rights coming into focus
Thursday, July 30, 2015

Business brief on outcome of shareholder rights case
Friday, July 31, 2015

9 in August

Big Four pay $20b pa in dividends, then ask for most of it back
Friday, August 7, 2015

How and why companies and banks shaft retail investors
Monday, August 10, 2015

CBA owes retail, but will it deliver?
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

CBA announces $3.6b dividend, asks for $5b back from shareholders
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

James Packer ends noble volunteering tradition
Monday, August 17, 2015

How Abbott made it hard for outside candidates at Medibank
Thursday, August 20, 2015

Victorians should not be so afraid of rate capping (pro bono)
Friday, August 21, 2015

Murdoch's self-inflicted wounds over NRL TV rights war
Monday, August 24, 2015

Murdoch needs NRL more than NRL needs Murdoch
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

9 in September

Decision time for ANZ and CBA shareholders
Friday, September 4, 2015

Why does local government resist greater transparency? (pro bono)
Thursday, September 10, 2015

ACCC should block Foxtel's Ten move
Friday, September 11, 2015

CBA returns just $2 to non-participating retail shareholders
Monday, September 14, 2015

How will Turnbull handle Murdoch expansionism?
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Inside amazing turnaround of Swisse Wellness
Monday, September 21, 2015

10 political reforms we should try
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

News Corp loses its shirt on Bolt's heavily subsidised career
Friday, September 25, 2015

Examining the gender records of AFL clubs
Monday, September 28, 2015

4 in October

Murdoch family pay cracks $1 billion
Thursday, October 1, 2015

Wrap of News Corp AGM vote and coverage
Monday, October 19, 2015

Packer and top brass over up at Crown AGM
Thursday, October 22, 2015

Who will get the boardroom spoils at Ten?
Monday, October 26, 2015

11 in November

Mid-season wrap of corporate AGMs
Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Bradken directors resign to avoid formal defeat
Monday, November 9, 2015

Dad finally lets co-chairman Lachlan speak at a Murdoch family AGM
Friday, November 13, 2015

Billionaires running Ten show how not to treat retail shareholders - again
Monday, November 16, 2015

Regime change finally achieved at Cabcharge
Thursday, November 19, 2015

Appalling governance at Village Roadshow
Friday, November 20, 2015

Gerry Harvey set for another investor rebuff
Monday, November 23, 2015

Ranking the top 25 female directors in Australia
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Transurban takes high ground raising capital, others regress
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The 25 most noteworthy protest votes of the AGM season
Thursday, November 26, 2015

Bickering with Solomon Lew at Premier AGM
Monday, November 30, 2015

8 in December

Will Westpac be punished for investor rip-off?
Thursday, December 3, 2015

Crescent Capital in appalling Cardno capital raising
Friday, December 4, 2015

Stand by for the huge Slater + Gordon write-down
Tuesday, December 8, 2015

East West fiasco (plus rail) a pox on both their houses
Thursday, December 10, 2015

ASA, the Murdochs and family relationships
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Big voting protests at Ten AGM
Thursday, December 17, 2015

ANZ board rebuffed on corporate democracy
Friday, December 18, 2015

Baird on the right path with council mergers
Monday, December 21, 2015