Stephen Mayne and The Mayne Report - the story so far

By Stephen Mayne
September 22, 2022

The Mayne Report was created by Stephen Mayne and Paul Bendat in 2007, initially as a videoblog and subscription email service. Paul departed late in 2007 and became a magnificent gambling reform campaigner before his untimely death in 2017.

The Mayne Report was staffed until the end of 2010, after which it was scaled back as I focused on serving as a local government councillor at City of Manningham and then City of Melbourne, through until November 2016.

After almost 10 years of publishing we bid farewell to readers on January 31, 2017, largely due to issues with our IT providers. Then, after a 22 month break, in December 2018 our IT providers allowed us to make the full archive available again, although we didn't resume any service to the 13,000-strong email list.

Along the way, there was a two year stretch running the policy and engagement operations for the Australian Shareholders' Association in 2012-14. There was also a two year stretch working with The Alliance for Gambling Reform through until July 2019. Here are some reflections on that journey.

In terms of the archive, here are links to all past email editions of The Mayne Report that were published up until the January 2017 closure edition. These are likely to resume in 2023.

Since August 2017, I've also been writing for Alan Kohler, first under the Constant Investor brand and now through The Eureka Report via Investsmart. The full back catalogue is available here. There have also been fortnightly "Money Cafe" podcast with Alan in 2022.
Weekly contributions for Crikey are also continuing and here are links to all of those missives.

In November 2020, I was elected as a City of Manningham councillor in the Ruffey ward, ending a 4 year break from local government. See more on that in the Cr Mayne section.

The AGM activism has continued for almost 25 years and this included a record 70 AGMs in 2021 thanks to the ease of access from online. We're aiming for a record 100-plus in 2022. Here is the full back catalogue of almost 600 AGMs so far, plus the full history on 54 board tilts.

This website has always been free to read but a password protected paywall is being developed which will be introduced in late 2022, along with a few other changes. Watch this space!

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Stephen Mayne