Campaign Costello is now over in ever sense so it is time for the Mayne Report to refocus back on shareholder activism. All the Higgins material is still available here and below is what ran in Crikey on Tuesday, November 28.
Stephen Mayne doesn't shy away from the fact he is Australia's most unsuccessful candidate. In fact, he's proud of that claim, because his tilts are all about changing things, not winning. Campaign Costello in the seat of Higgins was his first crack at Federal politics and below is his complete electoral record.
Stephen Mayne is standing as an independent candidate against Peter Costello in the seat of Higgins at the 24 November Federal election. His candidacy was announced in this video filmed in front of Scores, the New York strip club which Kevin Rudd can't remember visiting.
Our main game is shareholder activism but we ran in Higgins on a platform which included a better deal for small shareholders, so here are the videos we've made relating to Campaign Costello or politics more generally.
This story from Crikey on 17 August 2007 highlights just how brazen Peter Costello is about misleading Australians on the state of federal finances. We're so incensed by this that we've incorporated the much-denied $50 billion federal debt in our Higgins how to vote card.
The media have shown quite a bit of interest in our campaign to introduce real democracy at News Corporation.
You won't read an election flyer quite like this one anywhere else in Australia during this election campaign.
Stephen Mayne has a long history of taking on the bank cartel. Here are examples of some of his stories in that wonderful ezine Crikey over the past three years, along with some audio of an inteview with ABC Sydney's Virginia Trioli on November 28, 2007.
Here is a very unusual way of negotiating preference deals.
We toyed with a split ticket, but in the end decided to make a point...