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Jun. 5, 2016

The Mayne Report's 2011 diary

Here is what appeared on our home page under the "what I've been up to" section during 2011

Jan. 8, 2012

Highlights from 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 below is the chronological breakdown of the interesting exchanges, and listen here to the full 12 minutes. Also, here is the transcript.

Oct. 19, 2010

2010 News Corp AGM Donations Transcript

Rupert and the News Corp board were peppered with questions from shareholders about political donations to both Democrats and Republicans. Listen to thew full audio here, and below are the audio breakdowns and transcript for each shareholder question on political donations.

Oct. 19, 2010

News Corp 2007 shareholder meeting

Jul. 22, 2011

Transcript 2007 News Corp AGM

Jul. 22, 2011

Murdoch and Packer transcripts

Jul. 22, 2011

Saying farewell to Rupert in 2004

It was a three hour slug-fest and Rupert Murdoch emerged clearly victorious but Crikey had a ball at the last Australian shareholder meetings in Adelaide for News Corp on October 26, 2004, as you can see from what we emailed subscribers just hours after it finished. Read on for more of our coverage throughout the week.

Stephen Mayne, Jan. 14, 2008

Incitec Pivot 2010 AGM Transcript

Feb. 1, 2011

Incitec Pivot 2010 AGM

A tame affair with a few laughs and put the pressure on the board about their current board diversity structure.

Feb. 1, 2011

Tracking 2010 government bond issues

All bond and treasury note issues by the Rudd Government since it was elected in November 2007. In 2010 there were 86 issues so far totaling more than $57 billion. There was one in December 2007, 14 in 2008 and in 100 in 2009.

Feb. 1, 2011

Orica 2010 AGM

A relatively tame affair given their good performance. We asked 6 questions and shareholder commiserated the Northern Metropolitan result.

Dec. 16, 2010

Ten Network 2010 AGM transcripts

Dec. 14, 2010

Remuneration report transcript Ten 2010 AGM

Dec. 10, 2010

Brian Long Transcript Ten 2010 AGM

Dec. 9, 2010

Ten Network 2010 AGM

With incumbent chair Nick Falloon departing, it was a good debate all round. Check out all the edited audio below.

Dec. 14, 2010

Expenses go on the record

Dec. 8, 2010

The Mayne Chance

Dec. 8, 2010

Mayne looks set for upper house

Dec. 8, 2010

Meg Downie mayor comments transcript

Dec. 7, 2010

The Age Editorial - System subverts voter preferences

Dec. 7, 2010

3AW transcript Steve Price

The commencement time was just before 5.30pm and Steve Price was interviewing Raymond Hoser about his standing as a candicate in the Frankston-East by-election.

Dec. 6, 2010

Upper house count still 'too early to tell'

Dec. 2, 2010

3AW Neil Mitchell transcripts

Nov. 30, 2010

Fairfax 2010 AGM Middle East comments

Nov. 29, 2010

Pull plug on pokie plan

Nov. 25, 2010

Telstra 2010 AGM transcripts

Nov. 22, 2010

Cornwall Animations

Nov. 1, 2010

Cornwall Gallery

Former cartoonist for Crikey, Mark Corwall has been contributing his satirical commentary to the Mayne Report since March 2009. Here is a collection of his best cartoons and go here to see his animations.

Feb. 1, 2011

Telstra 2010 AGM

Typical Telstra AGM with many customer complaints. Interestingly, the largest shareholder, the Future fund voted against all resolutions today. Listen the edited audio below and watch news grab about the AGM from ABC Midday News.

Nov. 19, 2010

Woolworths 2010 AGM transcripts

Here are some of the more interesting transcripts from the 2010 Woolworths AGM held in Brisbane on November 18. The headlines are also linked audio files of the exchanges.

Nov. 21, 2010

Stephen Mayne letter

Nov. 18, 2010

Woolworths 2010 AGM election speech

Nov. 18, 2010

test

Nov. 16, 2010

2010 Woolworths AGM highlights

Good debate with chairman James Strong and had to wing it with the election speech because the prepared version was left behind.

Nov. 19, 2010

Senate Tilt Leader Ad

Dec. 9, 2010

Sp Ausnet Half year results meeting

Nov. 11, 2010

First shot at Carbines

Nov. 9, 2010

Leighton 2010 AGM

A changing of the guard today with Wal King departing Leighton. Have a listen to the four questions fired off we fired off.

Nov. 8, 2010

Sp Ausnet 2010 half year results meeting

Nov. 10, 2010

Fairfax media 2010 AGM

A somewhat tumultuous affair with the board weathering some scathing attacks from the floor about editorial issues.

Nov. 29, 2010

Bendigo Adelaide bank 2010 AGM

Here are the edited audio highlights from the Bendigo & Adelaide Bank AGM held in Bendigo and Adelaide on November 4, 2010.

Nov. 3, 2010

Reece 2010 AGM women on board transcript

Nov. 1, 2010

Four rounds with pokies giant Woolworths

Always cracking affairs where we have sprayed them many times about their growing pokies business.

Nov. 18, 2010

Audio action from 2010 Tatts AGM

Here are the edited audio highlights from the 2010 Tatts Group AGM held on Melbourne on Friday, October 29, at Melbourne Park.

Oct. 31, 2010

Audio highlights from 2010 Reece 2010 AGM

Here are the scratchy edited audio highlights from the 2010 Reece Australia AGM held in Melbourne on October 28.

Nov. 1, 2010

Audio highlights from 2010 Newcrest AGM

Here are the edited audio highlights from the 2010 Newcrest Mining AGM held on October 28 in Melbourne.

Nov. 1, 2010

Audio highlights from 2010 Asciano AGM

Big protest of 41% against the remuneration report at the October 27 AGM in Melbourne but overall a relatively tame affair where we arrived late and only asked 4 questions.

Oct. 31, 2010

Transurban 2010 AGM

Another huge protest against the remuneration report with 55% against. We questioned the board on a number of issues and another shareholder questioned the chairman about gender diversity on the board.

Oct. 27, 2010

Cr Mayne labelled a 'Latham'

Nov. 10, 2010

Time to stop silly game

Oct. 26, 2010

Package of links on Singapore and ASX

Below is a list of links related to our past and recent commentary about the influence of Singapore Inc over Australia.

Nov. 1, 2010

Pac Brands 2010 AGM

Couldn't get any audio of the meeting but read below for what transpired.

Oct. 26, 2010

Tabcorp AGM 2010

Oct. 25, 2010

CSL 2010 AGM

Oct. 14, 2010

2010 JB Hi Fi AGM

Oct. 14, 2010

AFIC 2010 AGM

Oct. 6, 2010

2010 Season Ticket edition archive

Below are links to the exclusive reports for those who paid $50 to buy a Season Ticket to receive special Mayne Report email updates through until the end of 2010.

Nov. 1, 2010

Amcor 2010 Agm transcript

Oct. 25, 2010

'Disclose expenses, salaries'

Oct. 20, 2010

Sinister alliance denied

Oct. 20, 2010

IQ2 debate transcript - Feminism has failed

Oct. 14, 2010

CSL 2010 AGM gender diversity transcript

Oct. 14, 2010

JB HiFi 2010 AGM gender transcript

Oct. 14, 2010

german company Manningham AGM

Oct. 7, 2010

AFIC 2010 AGM transcript

Oct. 6, 2010

Manningham Leader August 2010

Sep. 30, 2010

2010 AGM Season ticket

Nov. 8, 2010

ABC Darwin transcript Aug 25 2010

Aug. 26, 2010

Why is Katie Lahey the only female director?

Transcript from the 2009 David Jones AGM raising the question of women on boards.

Aug. 2, 2010

2008 Alumina AGM campaign speech transcript

Aug. 23, 2010

Pokies link to jump in crime

Aug. 18, 2010

Pokies interview transcripts

Apr. 27, 2017

2009 Transurban AGM ABC Learning transcript

Aug. 12, 2010

AXA-Asia Pacific 2010 AGM transcript

The AXA Asia Pacific Holdings AGM in Melbourne on May 18 was a relatively tame affair, but read the transcript below about gender diversity on the board.

Aug. 11, 2010

2009 Seek AGM transcript

You can hear all the questions here and below is a transcript of our question on gender diversity on the board, from the 2009 Seek AGM held in Melbourne on November 30.

Aug. 11, 2010

2010 Oz Minerals AGM transcript

Read transcript below from the 2010 Oz Minerals AGM on May 19, Sebel Playford in Adelaide. First time they've left Melbourne. See package of highlights from 2008 after the merger with Zinifex.

Aug. 11, 2010

Adelaide Brighton 2010 AGM transcript

Our first Adelaide Brighton AGM on May 19 in Adelaide was a good debate. Below is the transcript of our question about a more diversified gender representation.

Aug. 11, 2010

SP Ausnet 2010 AGM women transcript

Transcript of our question about female represenation at the SP Ausnet AGM on July 14, 2010.

Aug. 10, 2010

Senate tilt media

Oct. 29, 2010

SP Ausnet transcript

Transcript of the question "Record Melbourne growth and Brunswick expansion/underground pressures" from the SP Ausnet 2010 AGM on Wednesday July 14, asking how the company was coping. Listen to the audio here

Jul. 21, 2010

SP Ausnet 2010 AGM

Our first visit back since 2007 was a good debate including questions why there are not more women on the board. Have a listen to the edited audio below.

Oct. 25, 2010

Westfield 2010 transcript

Jul. 8, 2010

Youtube comments

In the true spirit of democracy, social media commentary is becoming more than a pastime for some. We thought we would put together our top 5 most commentated videos.

Jul. 1, 2010

Combining journalism and activism in People Power

A new political party, People Power, was launched on Mother's Day at the Imperial Hotel in Melbourne. The style of electioneering planned will be unique in the world for a registered party as all campaigns will be web-based and we won't be restricted just to politics.

Jun. 23, 2010

Stephen Mayne's campaign diary # 1

Stephen Mayne is running for start-up party People Power at the November 25 Victorian election. Today is the first instalment of a regular campaign diary he will write for Crikey over the next four months

Jun. 23, 2010

People Power's mission impossible

"Australia's most unsuccessful candidate" profiles new political contender People Power.

Jun. 23, 2010

Nathan Murphy speeches

A member of the Legislative Council in Victoria, Nathan Murphy represents the ALP and his contributions to a range of debates are linked below.

Sep. 30, 2010

Social media

We are right across the web for your convenience. Subscribe to our podcasts, RSS feeds, Twitter, Facebook and The Mayne Report Ezine below, to get the latest news and information from the world of finance.

Jun. 10, 2010

Risk Metrics debate

Here is a transcript from the Seven Network EGMs to vote on the $2 billion Westrac deal held in Sydney on April 20.

Apr. 27, 2010

Legislation is needed to ban placements

Terry McCrann, Apr. 12, 2010

Transcript of Fred Chuah on On Luck

Here is a transcript of the question and answer session with Manningham's deputy mayor Fred Chuah at the March 30 council meeting.

Apr. 19, 2010

Our coverage on campaign finance

Here are links to some of our stories and media engagements on the issue of political donations and campaign finance over the years.

Mar. 31, 2010

Chris Thomas vs Dean Paatch

Here is the full five rounds in the recent debate between headhunter Chris Thomas from Egon Zehnder and Dean Paatsch from proxy adviser Risk Metrics.

Mar. 25, 2010

Manningham Leader March 24, 2010

Mar. 24, 2010

S&P ASX 200

Below is a spreadsheet of companies including the ASX S&P 200 as of January 19, 2009. For each entry you can see how AGMs and tilts we have participated in. Companies that are italicised in green are companies who have been delisted, merged, collapsed or not on the S&P 200.

Jan. 21, 2010

GPT AGM package

Jan. 18, 2010

Bell Financial Group AGM package

Jan. 18, 2010

Macquarie package

Here is a package of all our dealings with Macquarie bank since 2001. We have also included videos we have made and TV appearences discussing the Millionaire's Factory.

Sep. 10, 2009

Fast and furious nine face-offs with Fairfax

Here is a compilation of material relating to the current Fairfax Media board tilt, including accounts of all past AGM encounters with the company.

Nov. 12, 2010

Failed companies we have covered

The following companies have fallen and are gone. We have put together packages from our dealings with each company over the years. Some of the debate is almost prophetic.

May. 22, 2009

Babcock implosion - all our coverage

Babcock & Brown shares have plunged and the financial engineers are now at the mercy of their bankers. Below is a multi-media package containing all our interactions and commentary about the teetering specialist fund manager.

May. 22, 2009

Four years battling Babcock & Brown

Since financial engineers Babcock & Brown floated in October 2004, we've taken the trouble to attend all of their AGMs, where the action has unfolded as follows.

Jun. 24, 2009

Macquarie: favourite with Rupert

We've had eight AGM encounters with Macquarie Bank over the years.

Nov. 12, 2010

The three Spotless AGM encounters

Spotless are a colourful Melbourne-based services company that have had very ordinary governance in years gone by but are starting to clean up their act. Here is what happened at the three AGMs we've attended so far.

Jul. 7, 2008

2008 Woolworths AGM

We couldn't make it to the Woolworth's AGM, but Paul Bendat from www.pokieact.org posed two very important questions about the policies of Woolworths in regards to problem gambling and had a few suggestions of his own.

Sep. 10, 2009

2008 BHP-Billiton AGM

Unfortunately I missed the opportunity to speak about my board tilt due to the clash with Centro Retail, but there was still plenty of lively combat with chairman Don Argus during the rest of the meeting.

Sep. 10, 2009

2008 Toll Holdings AGM

Here are the audio highlights from the dramatic Toll Holdings AGM held on October 30 at the Park Hyatt in Melbourne when the remuneration report was almost voted down and we exposed what can only be described as highway robbery by the executive directors and negligent complicity by the independent directors.

Sep. 10, 2009

2008 Amalgamated Holdings AGM

Listen to the exchanges from the 2008 Amalgamated Holdings AGM held in Sydney's State Theatre on October 24.

Sep. 10, 2009

Tabcorp 2008 AGM package of highlights

Tabcorp 2008 AGM on October 23, 2008 in Melbourne.

Nov. 28, 2008

AUI AGM audio

Only a handful of shareholders gathered at KPMG's offices in Collins Street this morning to see just how the $800 million listed investment company set up for the legendary Sir Ian Potter was traveling.

Oct. 17, 2008

AFIC 2008 AGM Transcript

Sep. 29, 2008

2008 AFIC AGM transcript

Now that Maurice Newman has finally departed the ASX board after 18 years, the campaign to weed out long-serving or poorly performing directors continues. Here is the text of what we wanted to be read out at the $5 billion Australian Foundation Investment Company (AFIC) AGM, links to the audio and how much of transcript actually was allowed before being undemocratically shut down but Chairman Bruce Teele.

Sep. 10, 2009

Mayne Report statstics

Here are links to recent columns for Fairfax Media's www.businessday.com.au, with the statistics that each article generated for the Mayne Report.

Aug. 12, 2009

Additional two page PC submission

The original two-page submission to the Productivity Commission inquiry into executive pay is here and below is the supplementary two pages provided by hand on the morning of my appearance.

Jul. 1, 2009

2007 Government bond issues

This list tracks all bond and treasury note issues by the Rudd Government since it was elected in November 2007. There has now been more than $40 billion raised since the second stimulus package was unveiled on February 3, 2009. There was one in December 2007, 14 in 2008 and in 100 in 2009 . Check out 2010 here.

Jan. 6, 2010

2009 Government bond issues

This list tracks all bond and treasury note issues by the Rudd Government since it was elected in November 2007. There has now been more than $40 billion raised since the second stimulus package was unveiled on February 3, 2009. There was one in December 2007, 14 in 2008 and in 100 in 2009. Check out 2010 here.

Jan. 6, 2010

2008 Government bond issues

This list tracks all bond and treasury note issues by the Rudd Government since it was elected in November 2007. There has now been more than $40 billion raised since the second stimulus package was unveiled on February 3, 2009. There was one in December 2007, 14 in 2008 and in 100 in 2009. Check out 2010 here.

Jan. 6, 2010

ANZ HSun article

Dec. 23, 2009

Transcript of ANZ AGM question on Lee Hsien Yang

Here is the transcript of a question to Lee Kuan Yew's son at the 2009 ANZ AGM held in Melbourne on December 18.

Dec. 22, 2009

PMP 2001 AGM

Nov. 19, 2009

Southern Cross Broadcasting 2001 AGM

Nov. 19, 2009

AMP 2003 AGM

Nov. 19, 2009

RSS feeds

Add an RSS feed to your personal reader, iGoogle, MyYahoo, or your blog. It's quick and easy to do and means you're always up to date with what matters to you most. Financial news & commentary delivered the way you want it. Focussed and informative.http://www.webrss.com/createfeed.php

Oct. 21, 2010

GPT offer

Jun. 22, 2009

email responses

Below are some of the many email responses to the bussinessday.com.au article I wrote on Tuesday, May 19 about our success with capital raising and share placement plans.

May. 19, 2009

2009 Squatters Editions

This is the archive of editions that we have sent to squatters

Apr. 1, 2009

sundayAge wollies

As appeared in The Sunday Age on March 15, 2009

Mar. 18, 2009

Leader woolies

As appeared in the Manningham Leader on March 18, 2009 by Danielle Crowe

Mar. 18, 2009

afr westfield apartment article

Apr. 6, 2009

Pink peril saved

Manningham Leader - March 4, 2009

Mar. 17, 2009

Serial candidate scores a win

Mar. 17, 2009

Mayne wins council seat

May. 9, 2009

Salary levels exposed

As was published on March 4, 2009 in the Manningham Leader

Mar. 17, 2009

Manningham Focus

This article appeared in the February edition of the local government FOCUS newspaper.

Mar. 17, 2009

Too often, the NEDs have fled

This story by Michael West appeared in SMH on November 13, 2008

Jan. 29, 2009

Allco's notorious EGM approving Rubicon deal

This subscriber edition after the notorious Allco Finance Group EGM approving the Rubicon transaction was sent on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at 12.15pm.

Mar. 12, 2009

Main players ignore script

This story by Ian McIlwraith appeared in The Age on November 28, 2008, after Telstra's AGM

Jan. 29, 2009

Bigger bonuses on the way at BHP

This story by Jamie Freed appeared in SMH on September 25, 2008

Jan. 29, 2009

$102b Rio bid off, BHP set for next tilt

This story by Jamie Freed appeared in SMH on November 28, 2008, after BHP's AGM

Jan. 29, 2009

CBA's loan losses to increase

This story by Vanessa O'Shaughnessy appeared in The Age on November 14, 2008, after CBA's AGM

Jan. 29, 2009

B&B offers apology

This story by Ross Kelly appeared in Courier Mail on May 31, 2008, after B&B's AGM

Jan. 29, 2009

Security tight as bosses face up to their owners

This story by Tony Grant-Taylor appeared in Courier Mail on April 25, 2008, after Rio Tinto's AGM

Jan. 27, 2009

Alumina in the spotlight

This story appeared in Geelong Advertiser (Regional Daily) on May 2, 2008, after Alumina's AGM.

Jan. 27, 2009

Stephen Mayne's CV

Jan. 22, 2009

Rio Tinto 2006 AGM transcript

Jan. 22, 2009

All time complete archive of MR editions

Since we began in September 2007 subscribers have received our newsletter editions for the Mayne Report. Check out the 175 editions from 2008 and the 13 editions from 2007.

Jan. 14, 2009

Latest audio and Video

Dec. 11, 2008

Costello Press Room audio link

Dec. 11, 2008

Near punch-up at James Hardie AGM

The James Hardie AGM in Sydney on August 20 almost produced a punch-up.

Sep. 1, 2008

Debut AGM for Bell Financial Group

Dec. 11, 2008

Babcock implosion - all our coverage

Babcock & Brown shares have plunged and the financial engineers are now at the mercy of their bankers. Below is a multi-media package containing all our interactions and commentary about the teetering specialist fund manager.

Mar. 25, 2009

Wilderness Society Email

Dec. 3, 2008

Press Club with 2008 Lord Mayor candidates

Here are some of the audio grabs from Melbourne Lord Mayor 2008 election candidates from today's Press Club.

Nov. 19, 2008

ATO Debt Conference speech feedback

Nov. 17, 2008

Victorian Cigar Society speech feedback

Nov. 14, 2008

ABC Learning package

The CBA chairman reveals from today's AGM a $450 million loss in relation to the unsecured notes held on ABC Learning

Nov. 16, 2008

Manningham Council campaign

Stephen Mayne successfully ran for Manningham Council in the Heidi ward. Here are some relevent links on the campaign, policies, candidates and my recent activities.

Dec. 15, 2008

Babcock & Brown Power audio links

Here are the audio links for the 2008 Babcock & Brown Power AGM held on November 7 in Sydney.

Nov. 28, 2008

Friends of the Auburn Tower Inc AGM feedback

Nov. 28, 2008

Corrs Chambers Westgarth speech feedback

Oct. 20, 2008

Hartigan speech

Sep. 24, 2008

Charlie Aitken explains the Macquarie short strategy

Charlie Aitken from Southern Cross Equities sent the following comments to his clients on September 18 as Macquarie Group shares were falling out of bed.

Sep. 19, 2008

Premier PR speech feedback

Sep. 18, 2008

Absolute Returns Funds Conference speech feedback

Sep. 18, 2008

Fairfax should reinstate Walkley funding

This is the text of an opinion piece that former Macquarie Banker John Green submitted to The AFR and The SMH about Fairfax's decision to axe its Walkley sponsorship. Green has since stepped in to fill the breach.

By John M Green, Sep. 5, 2008

Danny Board's account of 2001 ASX tilt

Crikey played Danny Board in pennant tennis this year and bad light stopped us at 5-5 in the third. A couple of weeks later he rang to ask if he could do a student essay on the 2001 ASX board tilt and this was the result of his efforts.

Sep. 2, 2008

Failures in corporate voting

This is an extended version of a recent opinion piece by Dean Paatsch from Risk Metrics in The AFR about Australia's hopeless corporate voting system.

By Dean Paatsch, Mar. 31, 2009

Battling with Frank Lowy in 1999

We're in debt to Westfield for providing audio files from old AGMs to assist with our book project and were very amused to listen again to the exchanges with Frank Lowy at the 1999 Westfield Holdings AGM which we've carved up as follows.

Aug. 25, 2008

Nick Xenophon sticks it to the pokies moguls

Here is the text of a cracking speech that No Pokies senator Nick Xenophon delivered to a pokies industry conference on Sunday, August 24, 2008, generating this strong story in The Australian.

Aug. 25, 2008

2008 AIA National conference speech feedback

Nov. 28, 2008

Talking Heads links

Here are a few links to audio and video files which might be of interest to Talking Heads.

Oct. 11, 2010

AIA National Conference speech feedback

Nov. 28, 2008

Blowin' in the windfall

This story by Jenny Tabakoff appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald on July 30, 2008.

Nov. 28, 2008

Woolworths AGM 2007 transcript

Aug. 23, 2010

Moore the merrier

This story appeared in the Herald Sun on July 24, 2008, after the Macquarie AGM in Melbourne.

Jul. 25, 2008

Macquarie backs its fund model

This Stuart Washington story appeared in The Age on July 24, 2008, after the Macquarie AGM in Melbourne.

Jul. 25, 2008

Djerriwarrh 2007 AGM

The Djerriwarrh AGM on October 1, 2007 in Melbourne

Jul. 2, 2008

Alumina 07 AGM

Alumina April 27, 2007 Another crack at the post office box company and its lunch club board.

Jul. 4, 2008

Australian Foundation Investment Company 2007 AGM

The AFIC 2007 AGM on October 2, 2007, was a belter.

Jul. 1, 2008

Diversified United Investment 2007 AGM

Diversified United Investment 2007 AGM on October 11, 2007 in Melbourne.

Nov. 28, 2008

Woolworths AGM 2007

The Woolworths AGM on November 16, 2007.

Jul. 30, 2008

Babcock & Brown 2007 AGM

Stephen Mayne is a shareholder in all the Babcock vehicles. Listen to the audio exchanges from the 2007 Babcock & Brown AGM.

Jun. 27, 2008

Macquarie radio 2007 AGM

Stephen Mayne, small Macquarie Radio shareholder asking questions at the 2007 AGM

Jun. 27, 2008

Austar 2008 AGM

Stephen Mayne, small Austar shareholder, asking questions at the Austar 2008 AGM.

Jun. 27, 2008

Nufarm AGM 2007

The Nufarm AGM on December 15, 2007 in Melbourne.

Jun. 27, 2008

Symbion Health 2007 AGM

The Symbion Health EGM on July 4, 2007 in Melbourne.

Jun. 26, 2008

Macquarie 2007 AGM

The Macquarie Bank AGM on July 4, 2007.

Jun. 26, 2008

Allco Finance 2007 EGM

Controversial Rubicon deal approved but still plenty of good debate at the EGM in Sydney in 2007.

Jun. 25, 2008

Everything to know on Owen Hegarty's huge payout

Former Oxiana CEO Owen Hegarty is scheduled to get a $10.7 million payout at a special shareholders' meeting of the newly created OZ Minerals on July 18 in Melbourne. Check out our coverage so far as we think it should be voted down.

Jun. 25, 2008

National Australia Bank 2007 AGM audio files

The National Australia Bank AGM in Adelaide on January 31, 2007.

Jun. 25, 2008

Babcock replies to Mayne Report comments

Babcock spinner Kelly Hibbins has just emailed through this detailed response to some of the material appearing in our "Babcock package", plus comments made during this interview with 702 ABC Drive presenter Richard Glover last Friday.

Jun. 17, 2008

Tabcorp 2006 AGM

The Tabcorp AGM in 2006 saw anti-pokies candidate Gabriella Byrne miss out in her board tilt but we still had some lively exchanges with chairman Michael Robinson, especially after institutions rolled a couple of resolutions.

By Stephen Mayne, Jun. 25, 2008

Oxiana Resources 2006 AGM

Stephen Mayne, small Oxiana Resources shareholder, says the miner should just come clean about why institutions rejected its remuneration report at the 2006 AGM.

Jun. 25, 2008

ASX 2001 AGM transcript

Candidate for second straight year and kept running hard on the monopoly's untenable conflicts.

Jul. 9, 2008

2003 BHP Billiton AGM transcript

Here is the transcript from the 2003 BHP-Billiton AGM in Melbourne.

Jul. 9, 2008

BHP 2001 EGM transcript

Here is an edited transcript of our exchanges at the 2001 BHP AGM.

Jul. 9, 2008

2002 BHP-Billiton AGM Transcript

Here is an edited transcript of the 2002 BHP-Billiton AGM.

Jul. 9, 2008

Crikey - Budget 2008

Here are links to the Budget 2008 articles published on Crikey on May 13, 2008.

May. 14, 2008

Crikey vs Macquarie Infrastructure Group in 2003

Justin McMurray put the hard questions to the Mllionaire Factory bosses at the 2003 Macquarie Instrastructure Group AGM.

By Justin McMurray, Mar. 26, 2008

Farewell to Allan Moss

Over the years I have enjoyed the debates with the Millionaires Factory at the annual meeting - especially out-going CEO Allan Moss who must go down as a legend of Australian business.

By Stephen Mayne, Feb. 7, 2008

Press Club Speech Invitation

Feb. 8, 2008

Press Club speech feedback

Feb. 8, 2008

Preview to Stan Howard Cumnock showdown

This was sent to Crikey subscribers shortly before the Cumnock Coal AGM in Sydney on May 11, 2001.

By Stephen Mayne, Jan. 29, 2008

2002 Balwyn Rotary club speech feedback

Jan. 24, 2008

2007 Newsagent Association speech feedback

Jan. 24, 2008

Melbourne Centre FINSIA Dinner feedback

Jan. 24, 2008

Phillips Fox: Young Professionals feedback

Jan. 24, 2008

Malcolm Turnbull's Fairfax frolic in 1992

This Tony Stephens feature appeared in The SMH the day after the dramatic John Fairfax AGM at the Sydney Opera House on November 25, 1992, where Malcolm Turnbull made his presence felt.

Jan. 29, 2008

Ethical investor sustainabilty awards media alert

Jan. 24, 2008

Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program speech feedback

Jan. 24, 2008

RMIT speech feedback

Jan. 24, 2008

International CFO Forum feedback

Jan. 24, 2008

MFS: an accident waiting to happen

The MFS AGM was held on November 6, 2007 and we were the only shareholder asking detailed questions about debt, disclosure and governance. Here is a package of material from that meeting plus some other relevent links.

By Stephen Mayne, Jun. 30, 2008

Putting ASIC chair Alan Cameron on the spot

It was a bit naughty but as a professional agitator Crikey had no alternative but to put Alan Cameron on the spot when we found ourselves speaking one slot before the corporate cop at a conference at Old Parly House in 2001.

By Stephen Mayne, Jan. 23, 2008

Rattling the Southern Cross cage in 2000

3AW still had its ridiculous ban on us in 2000, so we were down at the Southern Cross Broadcasting AGM giving them plenty of stick, as this Crikey piece at the time demonstrates.

By Stephen Mayne, Jan. 23, 2008

The two 2007 Allco shareholder meetings

Allco Finance Group looks like it might collapse, but it's complex financial structure, poor governance and huge related party transactions is something we were challenging at the AGM last October and the EGM in December to approve the Rubicon takeover.

Mar. 25, 2009

Chartered Secretaries Association feedback

Feedback from Chartered Secretaries Association: Victorian Public Sector Update. August 22, 2006, Melbourne

Jan. 24, 2008

West Australian Newspapers AGM 2007

West Australian Newspapers AGM - November 9, 2007

Mar. 25, 2009

Rio Tinto EGM 2007

Rio Tinto EGM on September 28, 2007 in Melbourne. Approving the Alcan takeover and waving the Aussie flag.

Mar. 25, 2009

Qantas AGM 2007

Qantas AGM - November 14, 2007

Mar. 25, 2009

Incitec Pivot AGM 2007

Incitec Pivot AGM - December 20, 2007

Mar. 25, 2009

Gunns AGM 2007

Gunns AGM - November 23, 2007

Mar. 25, 2009

Landing big hits on CBA in 2000

By any measure, the vote for Crikey at the Commonwealth Bank AGM was a resounding success and sends the board a strong message to become a more active fund manager and to dump its Alan Jones contract immediately.

By Stephen Mayne, Jan. 17, 2008

Interrupting Gerry Harvey for the first time in 2000

Gerry Harvey, Australia's fifth billionaire, does not like much debate at his AGMs. In fact, Stephen Mayne was the first person ever to disturb one when we popped in to the AGM held on November 21, 2000. This is what appeared in Crikey after the meeting.

By Stephen Mayne, Jan. 17, 2008

Biffed by billionaire Frank Lowy

After some fiery exchanges in 1998, Westfield's Frank Lowy copped a more vigorous grilling in 1999. This was first published on jeffed.com.

By Stephen Mayne, Nov. 18, 2009

No obvious threat to Mr Consistency

Restrictions preventing a takeover of Adelaide Bank will be lifted soon - but are any buyers likely to appear on the horizon? The Advertiser's Business Editor ANTHONY KEANE reports.

Jan. 18, 2008

Running for the Macquarie board in 2006

Here are two stories from Crikey in July 2006, one shortly before the Macquarie Bank and the other straight after. A 15% primary vote was a good result in the circumstances.

By Stephen Mayne, Jan. 17, 2008

Counting down to AMP in 2000

This is a package of material published on Crikey in the days leading up to our first ever board tilt, the AMP AGM in May 2000.

Jan. 17, 2008

Crikey sticks it to Southern Cross in 2002

Subscribers to Crikey got AGM updates by email as they happen and this is what was sent around just two hours after the 2002 Southern Cross Broadcasting AGM.

Stephen Mayne, Jan. 18, 2008

Tackling the underperforming Tigers in 2001

Here is the Crikey account of the 2001 Richmond Football Club AGM, plus some background on previous AGMs from a Crikey reader.

By Stephen Mayne, Jan. 17, 2008

Orica time servers should not get a big payout

Australia's biggest chemical company, Melbourne-based Orica, has been a disaster for investors since being cut loose from its parent ICI Plc four years ago but it looks like new CEO Malcolm Broomhead is finally knocking it into shape.

By Stephen Mayne, Jan. 17, 2008

Shareholders association AGM in 2002

This report was sent to Crikey subscribers on April 19, 2002.

By Stephen Mayne, Jan. 17, 2008

Eddie Groves sprints from shareholders after 2006 EGM

ABC Learning held an EGM on June 6, 2006 to approve a $600 million institutional placement and after flying to Brisbane this was sent to Crikey subscribers one hour after the meeting.

By Stephen Mayne, Jan. 17, 2008

Ending Adelaide Bank donations with Nick Xenophon

Former South Australian Premier Rob Kerin would later publicly blame this episode for the Liberal Party's financial woes, given that Adelaide Bank stopped writing cheques after this unfolded at the AGM on October 23, 2003.

By Stephen Mayne, May. 4, 2019

Mirvac defensive amid poor performance

The following story was published by The Daily Telegraph after the Mirvac AGM on November 11, 1998.

By Stephen Mayne, Jan. 14, 2008

The day Alan Jackson lost his cool

The following story appeared in The Daily Telegraph after the Austrim AGM in Melbourne on October 22, 1998.

By Stephen Mayne, Jan. 14, 2008

Getting attacked at Tabcorp in 1998

The following two stories were published in The Daily Telegraph after the 1998 Tabcorp AGM in Melbourne on October 27.

By Stephen Mayne, Jan. 17, 2008

Asking questions of the legendary Frank Lowy

The 1998 Westfield Holdings AGM was a doozy and this appeared in The Daily Telegraph on November 13, 1998.

By Stephen Mayne, Jan. 14, 2008

ITA, take a bow for informing us

This was published in The Daily Telegraph on Saturday, November 14, 1998, following an information meeting for what is now Macquarie Infrastructure Group the previous day.

By Stephen Mayne, Jan. 17, 2008

Putting the pressure on NAB in 2002

Almost $4 billion was lost in Homeside, so it was time to put the pressure on NAB when it met shareholders on December 19, 2002.

By Stephen Mayne, Jan. 17, 2008

Sparring with the legendary Sir Ron Brierley

There's nothing quite like a good stoush with a corporate guru and we had a very enjoyable 20-minute battle with living legend Sir Ron Brierley at the Premier Investments AGM in Melbourne on November 5, 2003. This was sent to Crikey subscribers the following day.

By Stephen Mayne, Jan. 17, 2008

Exposing Aristocrat's delusional balance sheet in 2006

This was sent to Crikey subscribers on May 3, 2006.

By Stephen Mayne, Jan. 14, 2008

Babcock sails through its second AGM

The governance issues at Babcock are getting worse but they sailed through their 2006 AGM without too many problems, as this story in Crikey on May 28 attests.

By Stephen Mayne, Jan. 14, 2008

James Hardie giveaway backed in a landslide

A special meeting of shareholder approved the James Hardie compensation deal on February 7, 2007, and this was sent to Crikey subscribers the following day.

By Stephen Mayne, Jan. 14, 2008

The day I almost cracked the Woolies board

In a first for corporate Australia, the Woolworths board were forced to use open proxies at the November 2000 AGM to stop Stephen Mayne getting onto the board after a majority of the proxies backed his candidacy.

By Stephen Mayne, Jan. 10, 2008

Battling with the Babcock boys in 2005

It's always good to give a newly listed company a solid welcome at their first AGM and that's precisely what Babcock & Brown got after facing shareholders on May 26, 2005. This report was sent to Crikey subscribers at the time.

By Stephen Mayne, Jan. 14, 2008

2005 RACV AGM after failed board tilt

Stephen Mayne, failed RACV board candidate, reports in Crikey on the embarrassment of riches that was the RACV AGM on November 16, 2005.

By Stephen Mayne, Jan. 14, 2008

Greenies Gunnsed down at 2003 EGM

The Greens made a big song and dance about their EGM on August 26, 2003, attacking Tasmanian old-growth tree-loppers Gunns Ltd but they polled poorly in the vote. However, that doesn't excuse Gunns for its many flaws, as these stories in Crikey explained at the time.

By Stephen Mayne, Jan. 14, 2008

Running for the Macquarie board in 2006

This is the Crikey account of the Macquarie Bank on July 19, 2006 when I failed to get on the board.

By Stephen Mayne, Jan. 14, 2008

Shareholders Association gets an AGM grilling

The ASA AGM was on May 1, 2006 and this was in Crikey the following day.

By Stephen Mayne, Jan. 14, 2008

Denton hijacks BHP in 2003

Published in Crikey on Nov 13, 2003 Stephen Mayne and Andrew Denton teamed up to hit BHP-Billiton chairman Don Argus at the 2003 AGM.

By Stephen Mayne, Jan. 14, 2008

Overpaid Westpac execs and the Rio Tinto faction

Excessive executive pay, the Rio Tinto board faction and foreign ownership were just some of the issues Crikey raised at the Westpac AGM in Sydney on December 15. This report was published in Crikey on December 15, 2000

By Stephen Mayne, Jan. 16, 2008

Slap 'em up affair at Central Equity in 2000

They slap 'em up quick but Central Equity still sells plenty of apartments in Melbourne and profits remain solid despite the excessive pay packets of their executive directors and the lack of any independent directors. This report was published in Crikey on October 29, 2000

By Stephen Mayne, Jan. 16, 2008

The real scandal at Oxiana in 2006

Stephen Mayne, small Oxiana shareholder, says the miner should just come clean about why institutions rejected its remuneration report in 2006.

By Stephen Mayne, Jan. 16, 2008

Failed crack at Press Club committee

Even the Melbourne Press Club Committee rejected Stephen Mayne's nomination in 2002, as was explained in this Crikey edition from June 28, 2002.

By Stephen Mayne, Jan. 14, 2008

Hardie links haunt director

This article appeared in The Gold Coast Bulletin on May 19, 2006 after AMP AGM.

Jan. 18, 2008

CBA juggernaut rolls dissenters

This Olga Galacho story appeared in The Herald Sun on October 27, 2000, after CBA AGM in Melbourne.

Jan. 18, 2008