Stephen Mayne Crikey stories on local govt


April 10, 2017

Here are links to Stephen Mayne's 53 Crikey stories on local government since he was first elected to City of Manningham in December 2008.

2017 (3)

Update on City of Melbourne situation
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Piss poor public sector pay disclosure
Monday, February 13, 2017

Vic Labor's favourable deal for James Packer at Crown Melbourne
Thursday, February 9, 2017

2016 (8)

Inside the saga of City of Melbourne elections
Monday, December 12, 2016

Can Melbourne's first Indigenous councillor take her seat? Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Winners and losers from Victorian council elections
Monday, October 31, 2016

Can Robert Doyle pull a Clomo?
October 7, 2016

What Melbourne should do about President Trump
Monday, May 2, 2016

How News Corp extracted 230k from City of Melbourne
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Inside mayor Doyle's credit card snafu
Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Property taxes, rate capping and Murdoch rent seeking
Thursday, February 18, 2016

2015 (11)

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

Why does local government resist greater transparency?
Thursday, September 10, 2015

Victorians should not be so afraid of rate capping
Friday, August 21, 2015

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

Is Melbourne going to kill car share?
Friday, July 17, 2015

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

ALGA shows disdain for governance and transparency
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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

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

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

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

2014 (4)

James Packer pushes for new hotel skyscraper in Melbourne
Crikey, Monday, December 15, 2014

How Sydney and Melbourne do central city planning so differently
Crikey, Thursday, October 30, 2014

Naming and shaming Victoria's most secretive councils
Crikey, Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mayne explains City of Melbourne's $76m property splash
Crikey, Wednesday, October 15, 2014

2013 (3)

Barnaby and Albo hug hides referendum divisions
Crikey, Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Holy factions Batman: preselection battle hots up
Crikey, Friday, June 7, 2013

Feeney battling several fronts in Batman
Crikey, Monday, June 3, 2013

2012 (7)

Preview of Manningham vote on double rating pokies
Crikey, Tuesday, March 27, 2012

How a rainbow coalition saved Labor in Melbourne
Crikey, Friday July 27, 2012

ALP dossier attacks supporter as 'Green stooge'
Crikey, Thursday, July 12, 2012

Herald Sun unfairly maligns Victorian councillors
Crikey, Monday, July 9, 2012

As News and Fairfax vacate, councils should step in for local news
Crikey, Monday, June 25, 2012

Time to improve disclosure of union, council and super fund pay
Crikey, Monday, April 16

Herald Sun's premature endorsement of Robert Doyle
Crikey, Friday, April 13

2011 (3)

Mildura council bombshell...what will Karl Stefanovic say this time?
Thursday, May 12, 2011

Councils slugged for super, why not Commonwealth and the states
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Woolies abusing power in Manningham
Wednesday, March 23, 2011


2010 (10)


Woolies, Brumby — a story of pokies, planning deals & hypocrisy
19 November 2010

Has Brumby done a deal to strip councils of powers to super-tax the pokies?
16 November 2010

Death in Brunswick for Jane Garrett and the ALP
November 12, 2010

Mayne: fun and games with Manningham's Labor faction
September 30 2010

Herald Sun beats up on bureaucrats, censors Murdoch comparison

September 21, 2010

Mayne sets up a pokies policy preference auction
Friday, July 23, 2010

Racism claims flying thick and fast at Manningham
Friday, June 4

Labor burns the witches of Moreland as Phil Cleary watches on
Friday, March 26

Brumby's special hardware deals for pokies giant
Friday, February 26

Manningham battles Westfield, makes Parliament and tabloids
Thursday, 11 February 2010

2009 (3)

The Manningham Diaries: Woolies spinner sparks pokies bunfight
Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Greens, DLP and women line up to skewer Moreland's blokey Labor faction
Monday, 14 December 2009

Denied the Manningham mayoral robes
Wednesday, 9 December 2009

2008 (1)


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