Tilts

How challenging candidates were treated in contested corporate elections

Here are links to a range of notices of meeting where an external candidate has challenged the incumbent board.

Jun. 6, 2018

Complete public company tilt record

Stephen Mayne has participated in more public company board elections than anyone - including the various professional directors. Here is a brief summary of his complete public company tilt record - ranked from best to worst in each year.

By Stephen Mayne, Jul. 6, 2016

Stephen Mayne's complete electoral record

Stephen Mayne has participated in more contested elections than any other Australian. Here is a brief summary of his complete record in contested elections across the public company and political space.

Mar. 21, 2017

Selected public company campaign speeches

Below are links to the audio or transcripts from various campaign speeches that Stephen Mayne has given in his tilts at various public company board over the past 11 years.

Dec. 6, 2015

Stealing the notorious Labor Party guest list

Some readers would remember how Stephen Mayne "borrowed" the guest list for Steve Bracks' notorious $1000 a head fundraising dinner held at the Grand Hyatt hotel in December 1999. We published the list during the Burwood by-election and it got a huge run nationally.

Dec. 6, 2015

Ranking the 20 most biased ballot papers

This list ranks the companies starting with the worst when it comes to biased ballot papers in contested corporate elections.

Jul. 13, 2015

PDFs of materials in Menzies campaign

Here are links to PDFs of key documents and materials in the Menzies campaign.

Jul. 17, 2016

Disclosing spending on the Menzies campaign

In keeping with running a transparent campaign, here is what we spent our $55,000 on putting a solid dent in Kevin Andrews' primary vote.

Jul. 17, 2016

Naming and shaming the platform censors

Here is a list of companies which have censored Stephen Mayne's submitted platform during a contested board election since 2000.

Nov. 22, 2014

Volunteer accounts of election day in Menzies

Here are some reports from Menzies booth workers on their experience handing out for Stephen Mayne on election day.

Jul. 13, 2016

How we went in Menzies booth by booth

The AEC ordered a ban on our how to vote cards at about 3pm on polling day. Here is an attempt to explain what happened after that.

Jul. 10, 2016

Stephen Mayne's policy positions

What does Stephen Mayne stand for in contesting Menzies as an independent Turnbull-supporter?

Jul. 2, 2016

A true Liberal explains why Kevin Andrews is a fake

A guest columnist and long-time Victorian-based Liberal explains why the member for Menzies is really a "Fake Liberal".

Jun. 10, 2016

Comments about Stephen Mayne

Here is a selection of comments and feedback about Stephen Mayne over the years.

Jun. 25, 2016

Media coverage during Menzies campaign

Here is a chronological list of media coverage during the Menzies campaign.

Jul. 28, 2016

Key links to materials from Menzies campaign

Here are links to material published during the Federal election campaign when we took on Kevin Andrews in Menzies.

Sep. 24, 2016

Submission to 2016-17 Manningham budget

Below is the 3000 word submission Stephen Mayne has done to the 2016-17 City of Manningham budget, highlighting a range of projects which could and should be supported by the Federal Government, if Menzies wasn't "the forgotten seat".

May. 28, 2016

Menzies donations: chronology and disclosure

Below is the chronology of 125 donations totalling $38,540 received for the campaign against Kevin Andrews in Menzies. We are including full names where the donor agrees and explanations of the support at the bottom where statements are provided.

Jul. 17, 2016

What Menzies voters say about Kevin Andrews

Here are comments back from voters in Menzies and donors to our campaign when we've asked them what they think of Kevin Andrews and why he needs to go.

Jun. 25, 2016

Ranking the Menzies booths by Liberal support

Here is a ranking of the Menzies booths from the 2013 election, starting with the highest Liberal two party preferred vote.

Jun. 30, 2016

Running against Kevin Andrews in Menzies

If the Liberals don't disendorse Kevin Andrews, Stephen Mayne will be running against him as an independent at the forthcoming Federal election.

May. 7, 2016

Stephen Mayne's Menzies history

Here is a brief history of Stephen Mayne's connection with the Federal seat of Menzies.

Jun. 2, 2016

Voting history in Menzies for Kevin Andrews

Here are links to the AEC website tracking the last 6 results in Menzies.

Jul. 6, 2016

Full history of Liberal Party support

After Liberal Party President Michael Kroger claimed I was no "true liberal", here is the full history of support for the Liberal Party over the years.

Jun. 6, 2018

2015 tilt at Macquarie Group board

Stephen Mayne is running for the board of Macquarie Group. Here is a summary of the issues ahead of the July 23 AGM.

Jul. 22, 2015

How independents went in 2006 election

This list tracks how independent candidates went in the 2006 Victorian election.

Jan. 26, 2017

Elected to Melbourne City Council

Stephen Mayne successfully contested the 2012 City of Melbourne elections as an independent candidate.

Dec. 2, 2018

Contesting the Melbourne by-election

After Brownyn Pike resigned from the Victorian Parliament in mid-2012, we contested the by-election in the state seat of Melbourne. Here is what we said at the time about our campaign which delivered fourth spot in 16 person field with 4.74%. See final results.

Nov. 6, 2015

Rio Tinto 2011 board tilt

Stephen Mayne is standing as the first ever outside candidate for the Rio Tinto board at the AGMs in London on April 14 and in Perth on May 5. Here are some relevent links.

Dec. 6, 2015

Explaining the 2008 ASX board tilt

Stephen Mayne ran for the board of ASX at the AGM in Sydney on September 24, 2008. Here is an outline of the correspondence, key issues and various other links from the time.

Dec. 6, 2015

The 1999 Burwood by-election

After Jeff Kennett lost office, he quit Parliament and caused a by-election in Burwood, which Stephen Mayne contested. Here is a summary of the press reporting in 1999 and stories from our website of the time, www.jeffed.com.

Dec. 6, 2015

AFIC 2013 board tilt falls short

An attempt to shake up Australia's biggest listed investment company and encourage it to act more openly and transparently in the interests of Australia's 6 million direct retail shareholders fell short at the 2013 AGM.

Dec. 6, 2015

The Jeff Kennett treatise that helped tip him out

The first serious board tilt was meant to be the 1999 Victorian election but I was ruled ineligible for being on the electoral in Sydney and instead turned to the web and produced this 18,766 word treatise on jeffed.com about all that was wrong with Jeff Kennett. It was credited in some circles with helping bring down the Victorian Premier.

By Stephen Mayne, Nov. 16, 2014

The Oz Minerals board tilt

Stephen Mayne ran for the board of OZ Minerals Ltd at the 2009 AGM held on June 11 in Melbourne. Here is a package of information relevent to the campaign.

Dec. 6, 2015

BHP-Billiton board tilt in 2008

Stephen Mayne has nominated for the board of BHP Billiton at the forthcoming AGMs on a platform to protest against the proposed Rio Tinto takeover and encourage long-serving chairman Don Argus to retire.

Dec. 2, 2018

The battle for WA News in 2008

Shareholder activist Kerry Stokes took control of WA News without ever making a full bid. It has been a disaster for those investors who remained. Here's how it happened.

By Stephen Mayne, Dec. 6, 2015

Tackling the Alumina lunch club in 2008

This is the from Mayne Report subscriber-only edition on January 9.

By Stephen Mayne, Feb. 9, 2008

List of board tilts I didn't attend

Stephen Mayne has participated in more contested public company elections than any other Australian. Here is a brief summary of his electoral record when he did not attend the vote at the AGM.

By Stephen Mayne, Dec. 2, 2018

Operation Murdoch democracy

After almost a decade of campaigning for better corporate governance at News Corp, we tried a different tack in 2007.

Dec. 6, 2015

All the action from Campaign Costello

It was our first tilt at a Federal election and we were delighted to get 2% of the vote and finish 4th in an eight person field in Peter Costello's seat of Higgins. Check out all the coverage and action from Higgins here.

By Stephen Mayne, Dec. 2, 2018

Total abstain votes for each tilt

Here is a list of abstain votes in Stephen Mayne's various tilts at ASX listed companies over the years, including the very high 24% abstain vote in the 2008 ASX Ltd tilt, as Terry McCrann noted in his coverage.

Dec. 2, 2018

The Murdoch resolution and supporting statement

This is Stephen Mayne's shareholder resolution and supporting statement contained in the proxy statement for the 2007 News Corporation annual meeting which will be held in New York on 19 October. For the first time, shareholders will be able to vote on whether they want to retain Rupert Murdoch's undemocratic gerrymander over voting control of the company.

Dec. 2, 2018

News Corp board's defence of the indefensible

This is the full statement from the News Corp board defending Rupert Murdoch's gerrymander over News Corp and urging shareholders to vote against Stephen Mayne's shareholder resolution at the forthcoming annual meeting in New York on 19 October.

Dec. 2, 2018

Operation Murdoch democracy - it's game on

Can our little website end Rupert Murdoch's News Corp gerrymander?

Stephen Mayne, Dec. 2, 2018

Ranking the Independent Senate Votes in 2010

We have ranked from highest percentage of votes received to lowest of all 41 independents that ran for the senate in the 2010 federal election. Ungrouped independents have been italicised.

Dec. 6, 2015