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Columns for Shane Scanlon

Here are links to columns written for Shane Scanlon since leaving City of Melbourne.

Sep. 3, 2018

Alliance newsletters written by Mayne

Alliance newsletters appearing on the Alliance website newsletter section.

Oct. 3, 2017

2018 Crikey stories

Stephen Mayne was the founder of www.crikey.com.au and remains a contributor. Below are the stories published so far in 2018. Over the past 13 years since Crikey was sold, there was 85 stories in 2017, 62 stories in 2016, 105 stories in 2015, 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.

Aug. 22, 2018

Links to Alan Kohler stories and interviews

Here are links to interviews and stories Stephen Mayne has done for The Constant Investor.

Feb. 3, 2018

2017 Crikey stories

Stephen Mayne was the founder of www.crikey.com.au and remains a contributor. Below are the 62 stories published in 2016. Over the past 13 years since Crikey was sold, there was 62 stories in 2016, 105 stories in 2015, 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.

Jan. 20, 2018

Interesting links on Australian campaign finance

Here are links to some interesting stories and documents relevant to Australia's woeful system of campaign finance regulation and disclosure.

Feb. 17, 2016

62 Crikey stories in 2016

Stephen Mayne was the founder of www.crikey.com.au and remains a contributor. Below are the 62 stories published in 2016. Over the past 11 years since Crikey was sold, there was 105 stories in 2015, 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.

Jan. 20, 2018

Crikey stories in 2015

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.

Mar. 11, 2017

Chats with Tim Shaw on 2CC breakfast

Here are links to the recent podcasts of Stephen Mayne's chats with 2CC breakfast presenter Tim Shaw.

Oct. 4, 2016

Some favourite Crikey stories since 2005

As the 10th anniversary of the sale of Crikey approaches, here are a few favourites since 2005.

Jan. 7, 2015

Lateline and Lateline Business appearances

Lateline Business came into being in 2006 and when combined with Lateline, here are links to 50 appearances or mentions over the past decade.

Nov. 14, 2015

Stephen Mayne Crikey stories on local govt

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.

Apr. 10, 2017

2017 Stephen Mayne media diary Jn-March

Jan. 20, 2018

Stephen Mayne's Crikey stories in 2014

Stephen Mayne was the founder of www.crikey.com.au and remains a contributor. Below are the 51 Crikey stories published in 2014. Over the past 10 years since Crikey was sold, there was 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.

Mar. 11, 2017

Appearances on The 7.30 Report

Here is a list of more than 20 appearances on The 7.30 Report over the years.

Nov. 14, 2015

Interesting Gina Rinehart media links

Here are some useful links to stories about Gina Rinehart.

Feb. 6, 2012

Industry funds governance debate

There has been a lively Crikey debate on industry fund governance in recent weeks which has unfolded as follows.

Jul. 11, 2015

Coverage in The FT's Alphaville blog

Here are links to coverage in the Financial Times's Alphaville blog over the years.

Jan. 26, 2017

News Corp governance links

Here are relevant links to our commentary on the Murdoch governance crisis after the phone hacking scandal blew up, plus other information from the web.

Nov. 14, 2015

Stephen Mayne's 2013 Crikey contributions

Stephen Mayne was the founder of www.crikey.com.au and remains a contributor. Below are the 19 stories from 2013. There was also 56 stories written 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. Here is a link to stories written for Crikey in 2014.

Dec. 2, 2018

Articles for ABC website The Drum

Here are links to some articles Stephen Mayne has written for The Drum.

Jan. 21, 2013

Women on boards press

Here is a range of links to media or AGMs where we have pushed the gender diversity argument on ASX listed boards. Also, here is a shame file of ASX 200 companies without female representation at board level.

Sep. 14, 2011

Columns for Fairfax's businessday.com.au

Here are links to columns Stephen Mayne has written for The Sunday Age and Fairfax Media's www.businessday.com.au, Australia's most popular business news website.

Feb. 6, 2012

774 ABC Melbourne

Have a listen to Stephen's various interviews on 774 ABC Melbourne and why not sign up for our video and audio podcasts to hear and see much more. Also, check out these special packages for our other regular media spots.

Jan. 27, 2011

Tabloid TV and collection of other appearances

Go here to view a collection of television appearances from over the years such as 4 Corners and The 730 Report. And below are our tabloid TV favourites.

Nov. 14, 2015

ABC radio appearances over the years

Here is a list of various ABC local radio appearances over the years.

Jan. 27, 2011

Manningham Council press reports

Stephen Mayne served on Manningham Council from November 2008 until July 2012. Here are some links to media coverage from that time.

Dec. 6, 2015

Years in review on ABC radio

Here are the audio files from various "year in review" discussions on ABC radio over the years.

Dec. 21, 2011

Media coverage on 2010 News Corp AGM

The 2010 News Corp AGM was held on Friday, October 15 in New York. We managed to ask a bunch of questions and here is the chronological breakdown of the interesting exchanges, and listen here to the full 12 minutes. Also, here is the transcript.

Nov. 14, 2015

Interviews on non-ABC radio stations

This list tracks non-ABC radio interviews over the years.

Jan. 27, 2011

Appearances on ABC Television

Here is a list of and links to more than 100 appearances on ABC television over the years.

Jan. 27, 2011

Favorite quotes, sledges and debates from media and AGMs

Nov. 14, 2015

More than 200 appearances on RRR over 22 years

This list tracks Stephen Mayne's various appearances on legendary Melbourne community radio station RRR over 22 years which now number more than 200.

Nov. 14, 2015

The Mayne Report's 2012 diary

Here are the 2012 entries from the home page accounts of our daily activities.

Nov. 13, 2015

2014 Mayne Report Diary

Here is the Mayne Report diary from 2014.

Jan. 2, 2016

2013 Mayne Report diary

Here is the diary from 2013.

Jan. 2, 2016

The Mayne Report's 2010 diary

Feb. 1, 2011

The Mayne Report's 2009 diary

Jan. 27, 2011

The Mayne Report's 2008 diary

Jun. 18, 2009

Mark Day sprays at Crikey

Mark Day has handed out his fair share of sprays, and Crikey has not escaped his wrath. Here is a collection from over the years.

Nov. 14, 2015

Examples of tough op-ed pieces against Kennett

Here are some of the tough anti-Kennett opinion pieces that appeared on Andrew Bolt's opinion pages in the Herald Sun during the 1990s.

Feb. 14, 2010

Stephen Mayne's past coverage of Victorian elections

Here is a compilation of material produced by Stephen Mayne during past Victorian elections.

Jun. 23, 2010

ABC Radio with Jon Faine

Have a listen to Stephen's various interviews with Jon Faine on 774 ABC Melbourne and why not sign up for our video and audio podcasts to hear and see much more. Also, check out these special packages for our other regular media spots.

Dec. 2, 2018

Appearances on 936 ABC Tasmania

Here are links to audio files of various appearances on 936 ABC Tasmania.

Jan. 27, 2011

ABC News Radio

Nov. 30, 2010

ABC Radio's PM program

Have a listen to Stephen's various interviews on ABC radio's PM program and why not sign up for our video and audio podcasts to hear and see much more. Also, check out these special packages for our other regular media spots.

Feb. 15, 2012

ABC Radio's AM program

Have a listen to Stephen's various interviews on ABC radio national and why not sign up for our video and audio podcasts to hear and see much more. Also, check out these special packages for our other regular media spots.

Nov. 14, 2015

ABC Radio National interviews

Here is a list of links to interviews on 621 Radio National over the years.

Jan. 27, 2011

Appearances on The National Interest

Here is an archive of more than 10 appearences on The National Interest program on ABC Radio National over the past decade.

Nov. 14, 2015

4BC 1116 Brisbane with Mike Smith

Have a listen to Stephen's various interviews with Mike Smith on 1116 4BC Brisbane and why not sign up for our video and audio podcasts to hear and see much more. Also, check out these special packages for our other regular media spots.

Jan. 27, 2011

702 ABC Sydney

Have a listen to Stephen's various interviews on 702 ABC Sydney over the years.

Dec. 7, 2015

Audio files of 2UE interviews

Below are the links to some of the interviews we've done on Fairfax Radio's 2UE radio station in Sydney. There have been more than 20 over the years.

May. 2, 2011

Andrew Bolt transcript

Listen to this remarkable on-air fight with Andrew Bolt when I was filling in for Jon Faine on Friday, June 10, 2005.

Nov. 14, 2015

Other radio interviews

Have a listen to Stephen's various radio interviews and why not sign up for our video and audio podcasts to hear and see much more. Also, check out these special packages for our other regular media spots.

Dec. 22, 2010

Cheryl's big secret

This story was sent to Crikey subscribers at about 11am on the morning on Wednesday, July 3, 2002.

Jun. 21, 2010

Transcript of Productivity Commission appearance

Here is a transcript from the lively 70 minute appearance before the Productivity Commission inquiry into executive pay at the Melbourne hearings on June 24, 2009.

Nov. 14, 2015

Columns about capital raising shaftings

This list tracks all the web accessible columns by Australia's major business commentators about the extraordinary rorting and dilution that has been going during the record breaking $100 billion capital raising binge over the past 18 months.

Apr. 12, 2010

Crikey commentary critical of Fairfax

Crikey has been highly critical of Fairfax in recent years as some of these articles demonstrate.

Jan. 25, 2011

The thoughts of chairman Ron

Out-going Fairfax Media chairman Ron Walker has had a lot to say in recent times about his position at the company and the Fairfax family. Here is a a chronological run-down.

Nov. 14, 2015

The last three chats with Virginia Trioli

After almost eight years of regular radio chats with 702 ABC Sydney morning presenter Virginia Trioli, it's over, and why not sign up for our video and audio podcasts to hear and see much more. Also, check out these special packages for our other regular media spots.

Jan. 25, 2011

ABC radio's The World Today

Have a listen to Stephen's various interviews on ABC radio's The World Today program.

Feb. 8, 2012

Newspaper commentary on shareholder activism

Here is some newspaper commentary from over the years about the broader issue of our shareholder activism, rather than AGM-specific coverage, over the past 10 years. Why not sign up for our video and audio podcasts to hear and see much more. Also, check out these special packages for our other regular media spots.

Aug. 6, 2009

Ten contributions to The Reader in 2005

Here are links to the articles written by Stephen Mayne for The Reader magazine and why not sign up for our video and audio podcasts to hear and see much more. Also, check out these special packages for our other regular media spots.

Nov. 14, 2015

NAB Courier Mail articles

These articles appeared in Brisbane's Courier Mail following the 2009 NAB AGM

Dec. 21, 2009

Don Argus letter in AFR

Aug. 6, 2009

The Eye contributions

Here are links to the articles written by Stephen Mayne for The Eye fortnightly magazine back in 1999 and why not sign up for our video and audio podcasts to hear and see much more. Also, check out these special packages for our other regular media spots.

Mar. 18, 2009

Ethical Investor contributions

Here are links to the articles written by Stephen mayne for Ethical Investor magazine and why not sign up for our video and audio podcasts to hear and see much more. Also, check out these special packages for our other regular media spots.

Mar. 18, 2009

Opinion columns for The Sunday Age

Here are links to some opinion pieces we've written for The Sunday Age.

Jun. 2, 2008

Stephen Mayne's 2009 Crikey contributions

Stephen Mayne was the founder of www.crikey.com.au and still contributes occasional articles. Here are the 105 articles from 2015. Also, check out the stories in 2010, 264 stories from 2008, the 354 from 2007, the 295 from 2006 and the 257 from 2005 when Crikey was sold.

Dec. 22, 2015

Stephen Mayne's 2008 Crikey contributions

Stephen Mayne was the founder of www.crikey.com.au and still contributes occasional articles. Here are the 2010 articles so far and here are links to the 50 stories he has written for Crikey in 2009. Check out the the 354 from 2007, the 295 from 2006, the 257 from 2005 when Crikey was sold and below are the 264 stories from 2008.

Jun. 3, 2010

Stephen Mayne's 2007 Crikey contributions

Here are Stephen Mayne was the founder of www.crikey.com.au and still contributes occasional articles. Here are the 105 articles in 2015, the 2010 articles and links to the 50 stories he has written for Crikey in 2009. Check out the 264 stories from 2008, the 295 from 2006, the 257 from 2005 when Crikey was sold and below the 354 from 2007.

Dec. 22, 2015

Stephen Mayne's 2006 Crikey contributions

Stephen Mayne was the founder of www.crikey.com.au and still contributes occasional articles. Here are the 105 stories from 2015, the 2010 articles and here are links to the 50 stories he has written for Crikey in 2009. Check out the 264 stories from 2008, the 354 from 2007, the the 257 from 2005 when Crikey was sold and below are the 295 from 2006.

Dec. 22, 2015

Stephen Mayne's 2005 Crikey contributions

Stephen Mayne was the founder of www.crikey.com.au and still contributes occasional articles.Here are 105 stories in 2015, the 2010 articles, links to the 50 stories he has written for Crikey in 2009. Check out the 264 stories from 2008, the 354 from 2007, the 295 from 2006 and below are the 257 from 2005 when Crikey was sold.

Dec. 22, 2015

Bernie Madoff Scandal

Bernard Madoff, the former NASDAQ chairman, has been charged with defrauding his clients through a massive pyramid-type investment scheme. Here are links to various interviews about the world's biggest financial scam.

Feb. 4, 2009

Mavericks

This RMIT journalist student wrote this article about maverick journalists on April 27, 2009

Timothy Wetherell, May. 8, 2009

Toll Holdings 2008 AGM media coverage

Here are links to the various media reports of the scandalous Toll Holdings AGM.

Dec. 11, 2008

Media coverage from 2008 AGM Season

The 2008 AGM season provided plenty of lively exchanges with the rich and powerful, as demonstrated by some of these newspaper articles.

Jan. 29, 2009

Media coverage on the 2008 ASX board tilt

The ASX AGM had been a belter in terms of debate and disclosure but a very disappointing election outcome. But this was also the highest ever percentage abstain vote, so clearly several major shareholders lodged a quasi protest against the board. Check out the media coverage below.

Jan. 27, 2009

Chanticleer weighs in on ASX board tilt

It has taken a while, but the mainstream press has finally cottoned onto the ASX board tilt with this brief comment piece by Chanticleer columnist Alan Jury in The AFR on Wednesday, September 3.

By Alan Jury, Sep. 3, 2008

Young CEOs story on Radio Australia

Aug. 13, 2008

Will the real Hillary stand up?

This Sandra Lee feature about mysterious Crikey political correspondent Hillary Bray appeared in The Australian on February 8, 2001.

Feb. 22, 2008

Revealed: Labor's $10m Commsec loan

The following column about political donations and Labor's big bank investments appeared in The Sunday Age and the Sydney Sun-Herald on February 10, which led to this discussion with Mike Smith on 4BC Brisbane on February 12. It was also foreshadowed on Sky Business News.

By Stephen Mayne, Feb. 13, 2008

Spread the word about dodgy donations

Here are the audio files of Stephen Mayne's radio discussions about the political donations figures for 2006-07 which were released on February 1.

Feb. 13, 2008

Radio commentary on political donations

Here are the audio files of Stephen Mayne's radio discussions about the political donations figures for 2006-07 which were released on February 1.

Feb. 5, 2008

Media coverage from 2007 AGM Season

The 2007 AGM season provided plenty of lively exchanges with the rich and powerful, as demonstrated by some of these newspaper articles.

By Stephen Mayne, Jan. 14, 2008

Media coverage of our Higgins campaign

We didn't exactly create a media firestorm around our tilt against Peter Costello in Higgins, but here is some of the coverage that was generated.

Jan. 9, 2008

Media coverage of the 2007 Murdoch tilt

The media have shown quite a bit of interest in our campaign to introduce real democracy at News Corporation.

Jan. 9, 2008

Lifehacker interviews Crikey's Stephen Mayne

Decmeber 14, 2007 This week I had the opportunity to interview independent journalist-cum-shit stirrer Stephen Mayne - the founder of Crikey, and more recently the Australian social news aggregator Kwoff and the shareholder activist and news website, The Mayne Report.

By Sarah Stokeley, Jan. 7, 2008

Centro $5 billion destruction in the global credit crunch

Centro Property Group's $5 billion one-day equity collapse was discussed by Stephen Mayne on ABC Radio.

Dec. 24, 2007

Crikey profile in Online Journalism Review

This Tim Blair piece appeared in Online Journalism Review back in February 2001.

Nov. 14, 2015

Terry Laidler interview transcript Dec 99

Transcript of interview with Terry Laidler on December 2, 1999, about the Burwood by-election which I contested as an independent. While 3AW's shock jocks, Neil Mitchell and Steve Price, refused to interview Burwood's only independent candidate, 3LO's drive time host Terry Laidler, put the man at number at five on the ballot paper through his paces yesterday afternoon. It was no easy ride from Laidler who challenged a number of his policies after the official launch of his campaign on December 1.

Nov. 14, 2015

AWB's scrooge act

This article appeared in the Weekly Times on December 16, 2009.

Dec. 16, 2009

Four columns for The Age in 2002

Stephen Mayne was The Age's media critic for the 2002 state election and these four columns appeared in the paper during the campaign.

Dec. 2, 2018

Commentary on state and federal finances

Here are links to various Stephen Mayne articles over the years about state and federal government finances.

Dec. 6, 2015