AGMs

Deluge of last day AGMs on May 31, 2024

This list tracks the deluge of last day of the mini-season AGMs held on May 31, 2024.

Jun. 4, 2024

837 AGMs we've asked questions at since 1998

Here is the full a list of 837 AGMs where Stephen Mayne has asked questions as a shareholder or proxy since it all began for The Daily Telegraph way back in October 1998, complete with links to stories written at the time, AGM webcasts, transcripts and any relevant media coverage. Thanks to online AGMs after COVID, there was 30 AGMs in 2020, a record 70 in 2021 and then 130 in 2022 followed by 109 in 2023 and this many so far in 2024.

Jun. 1, 2024

Calendar for interesting upcoming 2024 AGMs

Below is the calendar for interesting upcoming 2024 mini season AGMs, with those completed in the mini-season now at the bottom. Also, see accounts of AGMs attended so far this year through this link.

Jun. 4, 2024

AGMs attended in calendar 2024

Below is a list of the 37 AGMs participated in so far in calendar 2024. Thanks to the ease of online access, there was a record 70 in 2021 and then 130 in 2022 followed by 109 in 2023. This lifted the overall tally since 1998 above 830.

Jun. 4, 2024

Companies which failed to deliver full online AGM participation after COVID

This list tracks ASX300 companies which failed to deliver full online AGM participation (questions and voting) after the COVID restrictions were lifted. Quite a few of them are controlled by scrutiny-averse Rich Listers.

May. 31, 2024

Standard AGM questions for chair preparation

Here are some standard AGM questions likely to be asked at 2024 AGMs for chairs wishing to prepare in advance. Further preparation can be done looking through the text of the exchanges at the 109 AGMs attended in calendar 2023 or these 130 meetings in 2022.

May. 12, 2024

Bucket list of ASX listed companies where yet to attend AGM

Below is a bucket list of interesting ASX listed companies where am yet to attend their AGM but would like to in the future.

Jun. 4, 2024

5 questions asked at 2024 Probiotec scheme meeting

Here is the text of the 5 questions lodged at the 2024 Probiotec hybrid scheme meeting held on May 29.

May. 29, 2024

6 questions submitted at 2024 Brazilian Rare Earths AGM

Here is the text of the 6 written questions submitted at the 2024 Brazilian Rare Earths virtual AGM held in Sydney at 9am on May 31.

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5 questions asked at 2024 Far Ltd AGM

Here is the text of the 5 written questions submitted at the 2024 blank Far Ltd virtual AGM held on May 31, along with a summary of the answers and some audio grabs via Twitter. The meeting was all over in 20 minutes with no other shareholder participation.

May. 31, 2024

6 questions asked at 2024 Bluebet EGM

Here is the text of the 6 written questions submitted at the 2024 Bluebet EGM to approve the BETR merger held on May 30, along with a summary of the answers. The meeting was done in 15 minutes and I was the only shareholder asking questions. There were no protest votes.

May. 30, 2024

6 questions asked at 2024 Yancoal AGM

Here is the text of the 6 written questions submitted at the 2024 Yancoal hybrid AGM held on May 30, plus a summary of the answer and some audio files via Twitter.

May. 30, 2024

6 questions asked at 2024 Neuren AGM

Here is the text of the 6 written questions submitted at the 2024 Neuren Pharmaceuticals hybrid AGM held on May 28. There were no protest votes but no rem items. Have requested access to the webcast archive to view the answers.

May. 29, 2024

5 questions asked at 2024 Tiger Realm Coal AGM

Here is the text of the 5 written questions submitted at the 2024 Tiger Realm Coal hybrid AGM held on May 28, along with a summary of the answers.

May. 28, 2024

6 questions lodged at 2024 Kina Bank AGM

Here is the text of the 6 written questions submitted at the 2024 Kina Bank virtual AGM held on May 29, along with a summary of the answers. Only 4 of them were asked, which is similar to what happened in 2023. I was the only questioner at the 30 minute meeting.

May. 31, 2024

6 questions asked at Brainchip AGM

Here is the text of the 6 questions lodged at the 2024 Brainchip hybrid AGM, held in Sydney on May 21. See interesting voting results showing only 14% of voted stock wanted a second strike board spill.

May. 23, 2024

6 questions asked at 2024 Stanmore Resources AGM

Here is the text of the 6 questions asked at the 2024 Stanmore Resources hybrid AGM held on May 23, along with a summary of the answers. The proxies were disclosed early with these formal addresses.

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7 questions asked at 2024 Pepper Money AGM

Here is the text of the 6 questions asked at the 2024 Pepper Money virtual AGM held on May 23, along with a summary of the answers and some video grabs via Twitter. The proxies were disclosed early with the formal addresses.

May. 23, 2024

6 questions asked at 2024 Ventia Services AGM

Here is the text of the 6 questions lodged at the 2024 Ventia Services virtual AGM held on May 23. The proxies were disclosed with the formal addresses.

May. 23, 2024

6 questions asked at 2024 Karoon Gas AGM

Here is the text of the 6 questions asked at the 2024 Karoon Gas hybrid AGM held on May 23, along with a summary of the answers. No early disclosure of the proxies. Meeting lasted 2 hours and 40 minutes.

May. 23, 2024

6 questions asked at 2024 Eagers Automotive AGM

Here is the text of the 6 questions asked at the 2024 Eagers Automotive hybrid AGM held on May 22, along with a summary of the answers. There were no material protest votes at the 80 minute meeting and proxies were disclosed early with the formal addresses which contained a shock profit warning which drove the share price down 15% as the meeting commenced.

May. 22, 2024

7 questions asked at 2024 29 Metals AGM

Here is the text of the 6 questions asked at the 2024 29 Metals AGM, along with a summary of the answers and some video grabs via Twitter. Biggest protest vote 9.6% against rem report. Watch webcast of 77 minute meeting.

May. 29, 2024

6 questions asked at 2024 Ampol hybrid AGM

Here is the text of the 6 questions asked at 2024 Ampol hybrid AGM held on May 9 in Sydney, along with a summary of the answers and some video grabs via Twitter. Watch the webcast archive of the 75 minute meeting. There were no material protest votes.

May. 20, 2024

Post Melbourne Cup Perth AGMs

This list tracks AGMs held in Perth after the Melbourne Cup in 2023.

May. 17, 2024

6 questions asked at Atlas Arteria 2024 AGM

Here is the text of the 6 questions asked at the 2024 Atlas Arteria hybrid AGM held on May 16, along with a summary of the answers and some video grabs via Twitter. Biggest protest vote 4.95% against director fee rise. Watch webcast of 95 minute meeting.

May. 19, 2024

6 questions asked at 2024 Briscoe Group AGM

Here is the text of the 6 questions asked at 2024 Briscoe Group hybrid AGM held on May 16 in Auckland, along with a summary of the answers and some video grabs.

May. 16, 2024

Questions asked at 2024 ARN Media AGM

Here is the text of the 6 written questions lodged during the 2024 ARN Media hybrid AGM held on May 14, along with a summary of the answers. See webcast of 41 minute meeting.

May. 15, 2024

4 questions submitted at 2024 Link scheme meeting

Below is the text of the 4 questions submitted at the 2024 Link Investment Services hybrid scheme held in Sydney on April 24, along with a summary of the answers and some video links via Twitter. The proxies were disclosed with the formal addresses and the deal was overwhelmingly approved by 99% of voted stock and 85% of voting shareholders (1,581 in favour and 281 against).

Apr. 24, 2024

7 questions submitted at 2024 Iluka Resources AGM

Below is the text of the 7 questions submitted at the 2024 Iluka Resources hybrid AGM held in Perth on May 7, along with a summary of the answers and some video links via Twitter. ASA rep John Campbell and I were the only two questioners and the only protest was 7.7% against the rem report.

May. 7, 2024

6 questions submitted at 2024 G8 Education AGM

Below is the text of the 6 questions submitted at the 2024 G8 Education hybrid AGM held in Brisbane on May 7, along with a summary of the answers and some video links via Twitter. The only protest vote was 10.7% against the rem report.

May. 7, 2024

5 questions lodged at 2024 Bell Financial Group AGM

Here is the text of the 5 questions lodged at the 2024 Bell Financial Group virtual AGM held on April 19, plus a summary of the answers provided along with videos via Twitter. The meeting lasted 28 minute meeting. There was no early disclosure of the proxies in these formal addresses and the 3 board directors up for election weren't invited to speak. No material protest votes.

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6 questions asked at 2024 QBE AGM

Here is the text of the 6 questions asked at the 2024 QBE Insurance hybrid AGM held on May 10 in Sydney, plus a summary of the answers. There were no material protest votes at the 75 minute meeting and the proxies were displayed at the start of the meeting, rather than earlier with these formal addresses lodged with the ASX.

May. 11, 2024

6 questions lodged at 2024 Capral Aluminium AGM

Below is the text of the 6 written questions lodged at the 2024 Capral Aluminium virtual AGM held on May 8, plus a summary of the answers and some video grabs via Twitter. There were no material protest votes and there was only 1 other online question at the 50 minute meeting.

May. 8, 2024

6 questions submitted at 2024 Woodside AGM

Below is the text of the 6 Mayne family questions submitted at the 2024 Woodside Energy hybrid EGM held in Perth on April 24, with a summary of the answers and some video links via Twitter to be added in the near future. The proxies weren't disclosed with these formal addresses but the poll results showed a 16.6% vote against Richard Goyder's re-election and a whopping 58.36% against the climate action plan. Watch webcast of 4 hour meeting.

Apr. 27, 2024

7 questions asked at 2024 AMP hybrid AGM

Here is the text of the 7 written questions lodged at the 2024 AMP hybrid AGM held on April 12, along with a summary of the answers and some links to videos via Twitter. There were no material protest votes and the meeting lasted 2.5 hours with questions from about 20 different shareholders, including the fabulous activist fund manager, Fred Woollard.

Apr. 22, 2024

3 questions asked at 2024 Volpara Health Technologies scheme meeting

Here is the text of the 3 written questions lodged at the 2024 Volpara Health Technologies scheme meeting held on April 12 in Wellington, where shareholders approved the nearly6 $300m sale of the business to a Korean company.

Apr. 14, 2024

Named and shamed: 168 last day laggard AGMs on November 30

This list tracks the disorganised companies which held their AGMs on Thursday, November 30, 2023, the last possible day under the law and the ASX listing rules for companies with a June 30 balance date. 30 had communicated with the ASX before the 10am opening of trade, 52 by 11am, 71 by 1pm and 40 which landed after 6pm. There were 3 more (Argenica, Korab Resources and Peppermint Innovations) who fessed up on December 1, hence the increase from 165 to 168.

Dec. 5, 2023

Retail voter turn out rates on schemes

This list looks at retail shareholder turn out rates on takeovers or transactions which are delivered by a scheme of arrangement. These normally require 75% of votes in favour and 50% of shareholders who choose to vote.

Jan. 30, 2024

Questions asked at 109 AGMs in 2023

Below is a list of the 109 AGMs participated in during calendar 2023. Thanks to the ease of online access, there was a record 70 in 2021 and then 130 in 2022. This lifted the overall tally since 1998 above 700.

May. 17, 2024

Companies which disclosed voting outcome by shareholders

Here is a list of companies which agreed to a request to provide poll results and/or proxy votes by both shares and shareholders, thereby providing an insight into retail shareholder sentiment and participation numbers. This is the way forward to stimulate greater retail shareholder participation in voting which has crashed to below 3%.

May. 19, 2024

The biggest votes against remuneration reports

This list tracks some of the biggest against votes of more than 25% on remuneration reports since the non-binding vote was introduced in 2005, particularly focusing on so-called "strikes" after the 2 strikes regime was introduced in July 2011.

Dec. 4, 2023

4 questions asked at 2024 Telix EGM

Here is the text of the 4 written questions asked at the Telix EGM held on April 5, 2024, along with videos of the exchanges via Twitter. All resolutions approving acquisition-related share issues were comfortably approved.

Apr. 5, 2024

Questions asked at 2024 Scentre Group AGM

Here is a the text of the 8 written questions asked at the 2024 Scentre Group hybrid AGM held on April 4 in Sydney, along with a summary of the answers and some video grabs via Twitter. There was a rem strike, plus a big protest against the CEO's LTI grant, along with some excellent pointed questions from Rich Lister turned AGM activist, David Kingston.

Apr. 10, 2024

Companies which lodged proxies with ASX ahead of AGM

Here is a list of companies which have adopted the best practice of lodging the proxy position with the ASX along with the formal addresses before the AGM/EGM commences. It doesn't cruel debate at the AGM because it doesn't have to be announced to the AGM before the debate commences, if that's what chairs are worried about. Otherwise, it allows for a fully informed debate plus provides more timely data to the market and all stakeholders, including institutional investors and proxy advisers.

May. 19, 2024

When companies with September 30 balance dates hold their AGMs.

When companies with September 30 balance dates hold their AGMs.

Mar. 26, 2024

When companies started publishing full AGM transcripts

This list tracks when companies first agreed to publish a full transcript of their AGM, an issue we have been pushing for the past couple of years.

Oct. 26, 2023

Questions asked at 130 shareholder meetings in 2022

Below is a list of the AGMs or EGMs where Stephen Mayne, or his proxy, asked questions in 2022. After a record 70 last year, we almost doubled that to 130 in 2022 given the ease of access provided by online or hybrid AGMs. This lifted the overall tally since 1998 above 670.

Apr. 21, 2023

Tracking constitutional amendments to allow fully virtual AGMs

This list tracks attempts to amend constitutions to allow for virtual only AGMs, many of which have been withdrawn or defeated by shareholders. See this Crikey piece explaining how corporates just refuse to accept the message.

Jul. 7, 2023

Best practice in AGM transparency

This list tracks companies which have a history of adopting best practice in AGM transparency, both in how the AGM is delivered to maximise use of technology and participation and how comprehensive their online archive of AGM activity is.

Jan. 11, 2023

Shame file of ASX300 companies refusing to publish AGM webcast archive

Below is a shame file of current listed companies which are refusing to publish a transcript or archived copy of their 2022 AGM webcast.

Jan. 5, 2023

Participation in 2023 NAB AGM

Was a hybrid AGM held in Sydney on December 15. Ran for the board. Didn't ask any questions but answered one via the phone line from Melbourne. Proxies were disclosed early. See poll results where achieved just 1.25% support. See webcast archive of 4 hour and 20 minute meeting and this wrap of all the action.

Dec. 28, 2023

11 questions lodged at 2023 Objective Corp AGM

Below is the text of the 6 written questions lodged at the 2023 Objective Corp hybrid AGM held on November 29, plus a summary of the answers and some video grabs via Twitter. Proxies were disclosed in these 51 formal slides and there were no major protest votes.

Dec. 2, 2023

Questions asked at 2024 Aristocrat AGM

The following 9 written questions were lodged at the 2024 Aristocrat Leisure hybrid AGM held on February 22. Commendably, they were read out in full with no censorship at the 1 hour and 50 minute meeting. There was a 21% protest vote against the CEO's LTI grant which wasn't really properly discussed, partly because the proxies weren't disclosed with the formal addresses.

Mar. 5, 2024

6 questions lodged at 2023 Integral Diagnostics AGM

Below is the text of the 6 written questions lodged at the 2023 Integral Diagnostics hybrid AGM held on November 29, plus a summary of the answers and some video grabs via Twitter. All resolutions supported by more than 90% of voted stock.

Nov. 29, 2023

6 questions lodged at 2023 Wagners AGM

Below is the text of the 6 written questions lodged at the 2023 Wagners hybrid AGM held on November 28.

Nov. 28, 2023

8 questions asked at 2024 Technology One AGM

Here is the text of the 8 questions asked at the 2024 Technology One hybrid AGM held on February 21, along with a summary of the answers and some video grabs via Twitter. The meeting lasted 80 minutes and the only protest votes were against the two directors seeking re-election.

Apr. 20, 2024

6 written questions lodged at the 2023 AMA Group hybrid AGM

Below is the text of the 6 written questions lodged at the 2023 AMA Group hybrid AGM held on November 23, plus a summary of the answers and some video grabs. These proxy votes were disclosed early with the formal addresses. See webcast of 49 minute meeting.

Nov. 24, 2023

8 questions lodged at 2023 Pointsbet AGM

Below is the text of the 8 written questions lodged at the 2023 Pointsbet hybrid AGM held on November 28, plus a summary of the answers and some video grabs. There were three circa 10% protest votes against a director and 2 rem resolutions.

Nov. 28, 2023

3 questions asked at 2023 Allkem scheme meeting

Here is the text of the 3 questions asked at Allkem's scheme meeting held on December 19 2023 to approve the $10 billion Livent merger. The pre-AGM material revealed that 53% of the company's total capital had been proxy voted by 2081 holders and 89% of these shares were in favour but there was no disclosure on the headcount criteria, hence these questions.

Dec. 19, 2023

5 questions asked at Boart Longyear scheme meeting

Here is the text of the 5 questions lodged at the Boart Longyear scheme meeting held on February 21, 2024, to approve the takeover. All but one were censored and the meeting was done in less than 20 minutes.

Feb. 26, 2024

6 questions asked at 2024 FleetPartners AGM

Here is the text of the 6 questions asked at the 2024 FleetPartners hybrid AGM held in Sydney on Thursday, January 25. I was the only of the 5,000 shareholders who asked questions. Voting results commendably showed outcome by shares and shareholders and there were no material protest votes with only 103 shareholders bothering to vote. Awaiting full archive of 1 hour webcast.

Feb. 6, 2024

questions asked at 2024 Nufarm AGM

Here is a summary of the questions asked at the 2024 Nufarm hybrid AGM held at the company's Laverton headquarters on Thursday, February 1, 2024. There were no material protest votes at the 63 minute meeting.

Apr. 4, 2024

5 questions lodged at 2023 Healius AGM

Below is the text of the 5 written questions lodged at the 2023 Healius hybrid AGM held on November 28.

Nov. 28, 2023

5 questions lodged at 2023 Qube AGM

Below is the text of the 5 written questions lodged at the 2023 Qube hybrid AGM held on November 23, along with a summary of the answers and some video grabs. No early proxy disclosure and there was a 15% vote against rem and 11% against rem chair Jacqui McArthur, who is also the last remaining female director. Watch the 80 minute webcast.

Nov. 26, 2023

6 questions lodged at 2023 PEXA AGM

Below is the text of the 6 written questions lodged at the 2023 PEXA hybrid AGM held in Melbourne on November 23.

Nov. 24, 2023

6 questions lodged at 2023 Karoon Energy AGM

Below is the text of the 6 written questions lodged at the 2023 Karoon Energy hybrid AGM held on November 23. No sign of a webcast archive here.

Nov. 24, 2023

6 questions lodged at 2023 Cash Converters AGM

Below is the text of the 6 written questions lodged at the 2023 Cash Converters virtual AGM held on November 23, plus a summary of the responses and some audio grabs.

Nov. 24, 2023

6 questions lodged at 2023 Auswide Bank AGM

Below is the text of the 6 written questions lodged at the 2023 Auswide Bank hybrid AGM held on November 24. Also, see these 10 questions from the 2022 AGM, which were handled far better than this year.

Nov. 24, 2023

5 questions lodged at 2023 Starpharma AGM

Below is the text of the 5 written questions lodged at the 2023 Starpharma hybrid AGM held on November 29. No early proxy disclosure and there was a 21% vote against rem and 28% against out-going CEO's LTI grant.

Nov. 30, 2023

6 questions lodged at 2023 Ramelius Resources AGM

Below is the text of the 6 written questions lodged at the 2023 Ramelius Resources hybrid AGM held on November 23.

Nov. 23, 2023

6 questions lodged at 2023 Wisetech AGM

Below is the text of the 6 written questions lodged at the 2023 Wisetech virtual AGM held on November 24. No early disclosure of proxies and no material protest votes either, besides 5% against long-serving director Charles Gibbon. See webcast archive of 62 minute meeting.

Dec. 29, 2023

6 questions lodged at 2023 A2 Milk AGM

Below is the text of the 6 written questions lodged at the 2023 A2 Milk hybrid AGM held on November 16, along with a summary of the answers and some video grabs.

Nov. 16, 2023

6 questions asked at 2023 Ridley Corp AGM

Below is the text of the 6 written questions lodged at the 2023 Ridley Corp hybrid AGM held on November 21. Proxies disclosed early with these formal addresses. Only protest vote 18% against CEO's retention grant. Waiting here for webcast archive to discover what answers were provided, especially to the first question after they refused to publish a web archive last year as well.

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5 questions asked at 2023 Bluescope Steel AGM

Below is the text of the 5 written questions lodged at the 2023 Bluescope Steel hybrid AGM held on November 21. See webcast of 98 minute meeting.

Nov. 24, 2023

6 questions lodged at 2023 Australian Vintage AGM

Below is the text of the 6 written questions lodged at the 2023 Australian Vintage hybrid AGM held on November 22. Proxies were disclosed early with the formals and there were no protest votes.

Nov. 23, 2023

2 questions asked at 2023 Monadelphous AGM

Below is the text of the 2 written questions lodged at the 2023 Monadelphous hybrid AGM held on November 21. The lack of questions is partly informed by this account of the 2022 AGM. Was pleased they disclosed proxies early and there were no protest votes.

Nov. 23, 2023

3 questions asked at 2023 K2 Asset Management AGM

Below is the text of the 3 written questions lodged at the virtual K2 Asset Management AGM held on November 21, along with the text of answers emailed through by the company secretary later in the day. The Zoom exchanges and system was pretty wobbly. There were no protest votes.

Nov. 22, 2023

7 questions at 2023 Flight Centre AGM

Below is the text of the 7 written questions lodged at the 2023 Flight Centre hybrid AGM held on November 15. Biggest protest was 7.3% against placement refresh. See webcast of 65 minute meeting plus this crack that founder CEO Graham Turner took at Transport Minister Catherine King over Qatar refusal. They also got with the program and disclosed voting outcome by shares and shareholders.

Nov. 18, 2023

7 questions asked at 2023 Platinum Asset Management AGM

Below is the text of the 7 written questions lodged at the 2023 Platinum Asset Management hybrid AGM held on November 15. See webcast of 107 minute meeting. Cranky founder Kerr Neilson voted his 21.4% stake at the meeting, delivering a huge 1st strike with 59% against the remuneration and almost defeating the CEO's LTI grant which only scraped through with 53% support.

Nov. 18, 2023

6 questions asked at 2023 Capitol Health AGM

Below is the text of the 6 written questions lodged at the 36 minute 2023 Capitol Health virtual AGM held on November 15, along with a summary of the answers and some video grabs.

Nov. 15, 2023

7 questions asked at 2023 Mt Gibson Iron AGM

Below is the text of the 7 written questions lodged at the 2023 Mt Gibson Iron hybrid AGM held on November 15, along with a summary of the answers and some video grabs. Watch the 71 minute webcast. There was a 23.4% protest against long serving director Alan Jones.

Nov. 24, 2023

questions asked at 2023 Myer hybrid AGM

Below is some of the action from the 2023 Myer hybrid AGM held on November 15. Watch webcast of 87 minute meeting. They deserve credit for announcing proxy position early by both shares and shareholders. The AGM results were also best practice along the same lines and only material protest vote was 18% against new director Gary Weiss for over-boarding.

Nov. 26, 2023

3 questions lodged at 2023 News Corp virtual AGM

Below is the text of the 3 written questions lodged at the 2023 News Corp virtual AGM held on November 16, along with a summary of the answers and some audio grabs. Also, see this photo of the log in page and read this Crikey piece about the ridiculous obstacles blocking shareholder participation. These AGM rules were ridiculously onerous. This AGM was also discussed with Alan Kohler on The Money Cafe podcast and Paddy Manning gave it a mention in The Saturday Paper. The voting results showed Lachlan Murdoch suffered the second biggest protest vote of the directors. Rupert sounded very frail handing over the Q&A to a management flunkey. This 19 minute webcast is only made available for 90 days after the meeting. Listen to Rupert's opening two minutes and how he closes.

Nov. 26, 2023

5 questions asked at 2023 Goodman Group AGM

Here is the text of the 7 written questions lodged at the 2023 Goodman Group hybrid AGM held on November 14, 5 of which were asked. Below is a summary of the answers along with some video grabs. The proxies weren't disclosed early and there some moderate protest votes on rem (12.7%) and against chair Stephen Johns (7%). Watch 68 minute webcast.

Nov. 18, 2023

Companies which offered fully virtual AGMs in 2022

Quite a few companies have tried and failed to amend their constitutions to allow for fully virtual AGMs with no physical component. Here is a list of companies which did or will run fully virtual AGMs in 2022.

Nov. 24, 2022

ASX listed companies worth >$100m which rejected online AGM questions post-COVID

This list tracks ASX listed companies with a market cap exceeding $100m which rejected live online AGM questions in 2022.

Dec. 13, 2022

Physical annual reports received in main 2022 season

This list tracks companies which send physical annual reports during the main 2022 AGM season.

Nov. 12, 2022

Smaller companies offering hybrid AGMs in 2022

Here is a list of smaller companies offering hybrid AGMs in 2022, putting to shame this list of companies capitalised at more than $100 million which didn't allow any online voting or questions during their physical meetings.

Nov. 11, 2022

History of "say on climate" votes in Australia

Directors are increasingly agreeing to have a non-binding "say on climate" vote in order to fend off shareholder resolutions. This list tracks the history of Australian "say on climate" votes.

Nov. 14, 2023

Record 70 AGMs attended in 2021

Below are the details of the record 70 online AGMs that Stephen Mayne asked questions at in 2021, thanks to the benefit of virtual AGMs.

Nov. 5, 2022

6 questions asked at 2023 Resimac AGM

Here is the text of the 6 written questions submitted at the 2023 Resimac hybrid AGM held on November 14. Five of them were dealt with and the only other question came from a former chairman about the sustainability of dividend payments.

Nov. 14, 2023

6 questions asked at 2023 APM AGM

Here is the text of the 6 questions asked at the 2023 APM Human Services hybrid AGM held in Perth on November 10, plus as summary of the answers provide along with some video grabs.

Nov. 12, 2023

6 questions at 2023 NIB AGM

Here is the text of the 6 written questions lodged at the 2023 NIB AGM held in Sydney on November 10, along with a summary of the answers and some video grabs. Only protest vote was 10% against re-election of director Anne Loveridge. Also watch this passionate re-election campaign speech by chair David Gordon. Watch webcast of 100 minute meeting.

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5 questions asked at 2023 KMD AGM

Here is the text of the 5 questions asked at the 1 hour 2023 KMD hybrid AGM held in Auckland on November 10, plus a summary of the answers below. Proxies were disclosed early with these formal addresses.

Nov. 10, 2023

5 questions lodged at 2023 Jumbo Interactive AGM

5 questions lodged at 2023 Jumbo Interactive hybrid AGM held on November 9.

Nov. 9, 2023

6 questions asked at 2023 Nine AGM

Here is the text of the 6 written questions lodged at the 2023 Nine Entertainment AGM held on November 9. No material protest votes and see coverage in The Age.

Nov. 11, 2023

5 questions at 2023 Allkem AGM

Here is the text of the 5 written questions submitted at the 2023 Allkem hybrid AGM held on November 8. All of them were needlessly censored and cut back by the question wrangler. See video grabs and summaries of the answers below. There were big protest votes which should have been disclosed earlier. It was also bizarre that we rushed through formal business and then had lengthy addresses from the chair and CEO after the meeting had been formally closed. There were only 2 further questions after that.

Nov. 8, 2023

6 questions asked at 2023 Ardent Leisure AGM

6 written questions lodged at 2023 Ardent Leisure hybrid AGM held on November 8 on the Gold Coast. The biggest protest vote was 5% against over-worked chair Gary Weiss. Was an excellent 2 hour meeting thanks to the probing question in the room from David and Charlie Kingston.

Nov. 8, 2023

6 questions asked at 2023 Redox AGM

Here is the text of the 6 questions asked at the inaugural 2023 Redox AGM, which was a hybrid with the physical component held in Sydney. The proxies were disclosed early with no material protest votes.

Nov. 8, 2023

6 questions asked at 2023 Cromwell AGM

Here is the text of the 6 questions asked at the 2023 Cromwell hybrid AGM held on November 1.

Nov. 6, 2023

questions asked at 2023 Polynovo AGM

A small number of written questions were lodged asked at the 2023 Polynovo hybrid AGM held on November 3 in Melbourne, coinciding with the Qantas AGM. I forgot to take a copy. They made an ASX announcement about this "edited version" of the AGM webcast and the only questions commence 80 minutes into proceedings.

Nov. 12, 2023

5 questions asked at 2023 Megaport hybrid AGM

5 questions asked at 2023 Megaport hybrid AGM held in Brisbane on November 1. No sign of webcast archive here.

Nov. 24, 2023

11 questions lodged at 2023 Endeavour Group AGM

Here is the text of the 11 written questions lodged at the 2023 Endeavour Group AGM held on October 31, along with a summary of the answers and some video grabs of the exchanges.

Oct. 31, 2023

7 questions submitted at 2023 Qantas AGM

Here is the text of the 7 written questions submitted at the 2023 Qantas hybrid AGM held on November 3. Only 5 were asked. See webcast of 2 hour and 29 minute meeting and these extraordinary voting results.

Jan. 13, 2024

6 questions asked at 2023 Southern Cross Austereo

Here is the text of the 6 written questions asked at the 2023 Southern Cross Austereo AGM held on October 27, which were read out in full. Questions were handled as one job lot but the answers were okay in the circumstances. See archive of 72 minute meeting.

Nov. 24, 2023

5 questions asked at 2023 APA AGM

Here is the text of the 5 written questions asked at the 2023 APA AGM held on October 26, along with a summary of the answers.

Oct. 26, 2023

6 questions asked at 2023 McMillan Shakespeare AGM

Here is the text of the 6 written questions lodged at the 2023 McMillan Shakespeare hybrid AGM held on October 27. Watch webcast archive of 1 hour meeting. No material protest votes.

Nov. 7, 2023

4 questions asked at 2023 JB Hi Fi AGM

Here is the text of the 4 written questions asked at the 2023 JB Hi Fi AGM held on October 26, along with a summary of the answers.

Oct. 26, 2023

3 questions asked at 2023 South32 AGM

Here is the video record of the 3 written questions asked at the 2023 South32 hybrid AGM held on October 26. Watch video of 135 minute webcast. There were no material protest votes.

Oct. 27, 2023

6 questions asked at 2023 Carsales AGM

Here is the text of the 6 written questions asked at the 2023 Carsales hybrid AGM held on October 26, along with a summary of the answers.

Oct. 27, 2023

4 questions asked at 2023 Wesfarmers AGM

Here is the text of the 4 written questions asked at the 2023 Wesfarmers AGM held on October 27, along with a summary of the answers. Watch the full 2 hour 44 minute webcast archive.

Nov. 7, 2023

6 questions asked at 2023 Tabcorp AGM

Here is the text of the 6 written questions asked at the 2023 Tabcorp hybrid AGM held on October 26, along with a summary of some of the answers and some video grabs.

Oct. 26, 2023

6 questions asked at 2023 Ansell AGM

Here is the text of the 6 written questions asked at 2023 Ansell hybrid AGM held on October 24.

Oct. 24, 2023

6 questions asked at 2023 Coles AGM

Here is the text of the 6 written questions asked at the 2023 Coles hybrid AGM held on November 3.

Nov. 6, 2023

6 written questions lodged at 2023 Cleanaway AGM

Here is the text of the 6 written questions lodged at the 2023 Cleanaway hybrid AGM held on October 20.

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6 questions asked at 2023 Macmahon Holdings AGM

Here is the text of the 6 written questions lodged at the 2023 Macmahon Holdings hybrid AGM held on October 20. Watch the webcast archive, starting 37 minutes into proceedings.

Oct. 31, 2023

7 questions asked at 2023 EVT AGM

Here is the text of the 7 questions asked at the 2023 EVT hybrid AGM held on October 20. The interesting debate lasted about 50 minutes. Below is a summary of the answers and some audio grabs via Twitter. No material protest votes. No sign of webcast archive so have requested.

Nov. 11, 2023

Calendar for 2023 AGMs before the main season

This list tracks the 2023 AGM mini-season for public companies with December 31 balance dates, which are of interest in terms of potentially attending. And here is a list of the record 130 AGMs attended in 2022.

Oct. 21, 2023

6 questions asked at 2023 AUI AGM

Here is the text of the 6 questions asked at the 2023 AUI hybrid AGM, held on October 18.

Oct. 21, 2023

6 questions asked at 2023 Cochlear AGM

Here is the text of the 6 questions asked at the 2023 Cochlear hybrid AGM held on October 17, along with a summary of the answers and some video highlights. See webcast of 91 minute meeting.

Nov. 24, 2023

6 questions asked at 2023 IDP AGM

Here is the text of the 6 questions asked at the 2023 IDP hybrid AGM held on October 17. The last question wasn't asked and some of the others were censored by the moderator. See webcast of 36 minute meeting.

Nov. 24, 2023

6 question asked at 2023 Stockland AGM

Here is the text of the 6 Stockland AGM questions lobbed at their hybrid gathering on October 16, 2023, along with a summary of some of the answers and some video links via Twitter.

Oct. 21, 2023

6 questions lodged at TWE AGM

Here are the 6 online questions lodged at the 2023 TWE hybrid AGM, held on October 16. They weren't asked in the end as I attended and this stuffed up the online questions. See webcast of AGM with key exchanges starting 83 minutes into proceedings. A big 47% protest vote against rem report. See AAP coverage of meeting.

Oct. 19, 2023

6 questions asked at 2023 CBA AGM

Here is the text of 6 written questions lodged at the 2023 CBA AGM held on October 11, along with a summary of some of the answers and some video links. There were no material protest votes. See full video archive of webcast.

Nov. 24, 2023

6 questions at 2023 CSL AGM

Here is the text of the 6 questions at the 2023 CSL hybrid AGM held on October 11, 2023, along with a summary of the answers. There was a 23% vote against the rem report and almost 25% against the CEO's LTI grant. See webcast of 59 minute meeting.

Nov. 24, 2023

6 written questions lodged at 2023 IAG hybrid AGM

Here is the text of the 6 written questions lodged at the 2023 IAG hybrid AGM held on October 11, along with some video grabs via Twitter.

Oct. 11, 2023

10 questions asked at 2023 Neuren Pharmaceuticals AGM

Here is the text of the 10 questions asked at the 2023 Neuren Pharmaceuticals hybrid AGM held on May 30.

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5 questions asked at 2023 Macquarie AGM

Here is the text of the 5 multi-pronged written questions asked at the 2023 Macquarie Group hybrid AGM held on July 27 which, to their credit, were all read out in full. Below is also a summary of the answers and some video footage via Twitter. The voting results weren't displayed until after the Q&A had finished and showed a 19.3% vote against the rem report.

Jul. 31, 2023

10 questions lodged at 2023 Task Ltd hybrid AGM

Below is the text of the 10 written questions asked at the 1 hour 2023 Task Ltd hybrid AGM held in Auckland on July 24, along with Twitter videos of the various exchanges. See webcast of full meeting, the notice of meeting and voting results.

Jul. 24, 2023

8 questions asked at 2023 29Metals AGM

Here is the text of the 8 written questions asked at the 2023 29Metals hybrid AGM held on June 1, along with a summary of the answers and some videos grabs of the exchanges via Twitter. The only protest vote was 5% against the CEO's incentive grant.

Jun. 4, 2023

6 questions asked at 2023 Atlas Arteria AGM

Here is the text of the 6 questions asked at the 90 minute 2023 Atlas Arteria hybrid AGM held on May 30, along with a summary of the answers and some video grabs of the exchanges.

May. 30, 2023

6 questions at 2023 AFIC AGM

Here is the text of the 6 written questions lodged at the 2023 AFIC hybrid AGM held on October 3, along with some video grabs via Twitter. Two of them weren't asked, unfortunately.

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7 questions asked at 2023 Fisher & Paykel AGM

Here is the text of 7 written questions lodged at the 2023 Fisher & Paykel hybrid AGM held on August 29. See archive copy of 87 minute webcast. No early disclosure of proxies in formal presos and only protest 17% against pay rise for NEDs.

Sep. 17, 2023

6 questions asked at 2023 Xero hybrid AGM

Here is the text of the 6 written questions asked at the 2023 Xero virtual AGM held on August 17, plus a summary of the answers with video grabs via Twitter. Watch the 61 minute webcast archive.

Aug. 23, 2023

10 questions asked at 2023 Invocare AGM

Here is the text of the 10 online written questions lodged at the 2023 Invocare hybrid AGM held on May 26, only half of which were asked. The meeting lasted 126 minutes with plenty of takeover heat from the floor.

May. 27, 2023

4 questions asked at 2023 Boart Longyear AGM

Here is the text of the 4 written questions asked at the 2023 Boart Longyear virtual AGM held on May 25.

May. 25, 2023

Questions asked at 2023 Telix Pharmaceuticals AGM

Here is the text of the written questions submitted online during the 95 minute 2023 Telix Pharmaceuticals hybrid AGM held on May 24, along with a summary of the answers and some video grabs.

May. 27, 2023

9 questions asked at 2023 Ventia Services AGM

Here is the text of the 9 written questions asked online during the 2023 Ventia Services virtual AGM held on May 23, along with a summary of the answers and video grabs of the exchange via this high quality webcast and Twitter. Chair David Moffatt even said (watch video) he enjoyed the diverse range of questions at the end of the meeting.

May. 27, 2023

9 questions asked at 2023 Regal Funds Management AGM

Here is the text of the 9 written online questions asked during the 2023 Regal Funds Management hybrid AGM held on May 23. No webcast archive has been provided and all resolutions supported by more than 99% of voted stock.

May. 27, 2023

5 questions lodged at 2023 Pointsbet EGM

Here is the text of the 5 written questions lodged at the 45 minute Pointsbet hybrid EGM held on June 30, 2023 to approve the $US225 million sale of its US business to rival Fanatics. Chair Brett Paton gave an informative EGM address and the vote was 99% in favour.

Jun. 30, 2023

8 questions asked at 2023 Kina Securities AGM

Here is the text of the 8 questions asked at the 40 minute 2023 Kina Securities virtual AGM held on June 9, plus a summary of the answers with some video grabs via Twitter.

Jun. 18, 2023

7 questions asked at 2023 Yancoal AGM

Here is the text of the 7 written questions asked at the 2023 Yancoal hybrid AGM held on May 31, and a summary of the answers with some audio grabs via Twitter.

May. 31, 2023

Questions asked at 2023 Alumina AGM

Having attended the May 29 Alumina AGM in person, below are links to audio grabs of the various questions raised and answers provided. The biggest protest vote was 5.38% against chairman Peter Day.

Jun. 4, 2023

6 questions asked at 2023 Viva Energy AGM

Here is the text of the 6 written online questions asked at the 2023 Viva Energy hybrid AGM held on May 23. See webcast of 72 minute meeting, along with summary of answer and video grabs below.

May. 27, 2023

Video highlights from 2023 QBE AGM

QBE does not offer an AGM transcript so having attended in person in Sydney, the easiest way to capture the highlights of the 2023 hybrid AGM held on May 12 is to publish these video grabs from the webcast archive via Twitter.

May. 23, 2023

11 questions lodged at 2023 Waypoint REIT AGM

Here is the text of the 11 questions lodged at the 2023 Waypoint REIT hybrid AGM held on May 18, along with a summary of the answers provided.

May. 20, 2023

12 questions lodged at 2023 Here, There & Everywhere AGM

Here is the text of the 12 written questions lodged during the 2023 Here, There & Everywhere hybrid AGM, along with a summary of the answers.

May. 17, 2023

8 questions asked at 2023 IRESS AGM

See text of 8 written questions asked at the 2023 IRESS hybrid AGM held on May 4..

May. 6, 2023

Two questions asked at 2023 Rio Tinto AGM

Here is the text of the two online written questions asked at the 2023 Rio Tinto Ltd hybrid AGM held on May 4 in Perth, along with videos of the responses.

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12 questions asked at 2023 Iluka Resources AGM

Here is the text of the 12 written questions asked at the 2023 Iluka Resources hybrid AGM held on May 10, along with a summary of the answers provided. There was no censorship at what was a well run 110 minute meeting.

May. 10, 2023

6 questions asked at 2023 NZ ME AGM

Here is the text of the questions asked at the NZ ME hybrid AGM held on April 26, 2023.

May. 1, 2023

9 questions asked at 2023 Pepper Money AGM

Here is the text of the 9 questions asked at the 2023 Pepper Money online AGM held on Thursday, April 27.

May. 1, 2023

7 questions asked at 2023 Bell Financial Group AGM

Here is the text of the 7 questions asked at the 2023 online only Bell Financial Group AGM held on April 19. Only three of them were asked during the 26 minute meeting and those exchanges are summarised below. The webcast archive was initially made available via the company's home page and have requested it be permanently published with its own URL.

May. 27, 2023

13 questions asked at 2023 AMP AGM

Here is the text of the 13 questions asked at the 2023 AMP virtual AGM held on March 31. And kudos to AMP for publishing this archive of the nearly 4 hour webcast, along with this full transcript.

Apr. 21, 2023

12 questions asked at 2022 Betmakers questions

Here is the text of the 12 questions asked at the 2022 Betmakers hybrid AGM held on November 22, plus a summary of the answers. No webcast archive provided even though AGM debate generated ASX queries and media coverage.

Jan. 16, 2023

6 questions asked at 2022 Monadelphous AGM

Here is the text of the 6 written questions lodged at the 2022 Monadelphous hybrid AGM held on November 22. Not all were read out and the company emailed later to provide some clarifying answers. See webcast of 69 minute meeting.

Jan. 16, 2023

10 questions asked at 2022 Bluescope AGM

Below is the text of the 10 written questions submitted at the 2022 Bluescope Steel hybrid AGM which was held in Wollongong on November 22. See video archive of 122 minute meeting.

Jan. 16, 2023

14 questions asked at 2022 Pro Medicus AGM

Here is the text of 14 written questions submitted at the 2022 Pro Medicus hybrid AGM held on November 21, some of which weren't asked. See video archive of the 100 minute meeting.

Jan. 15, 2023

15 questions asked at 2022 Hills Industries AGM

Here is the text of the 15 questions asked at the 2022 Hills Industries hybrid AGM on November 23 which lasted an hour. A summary of the responses is below. No webcast archive but emailed a request on January 16, 2023.

Jan. 16, 2023

13 questions asked at 2022 Advanced Share Registries AGM

Here is the text of the 13 written questions asked at the 2022 Advanced Share Registries virtual AGM held on November 18. No AGM webcast initially provided so emailed a request on January 16, 2023 and got this link to the 49 minute meeting two days later.

Jan. 18, 2023

10 questions asked at 2022 Auswide Bank AGM

Here is the text of the questions lodged at the 2022 Auswide Bank hybrid AGM held on November 23, along with a summary of some of the answers. Watch video archive of 66 minute meeting.

Jan. 16, 2023

13 questions lodged at 2023 Technology One AGM

Here is the text of the 13 questions lodged at the 2023 Technology One hybrid AGM held on February 22, which lasted for 68 minutes with only the ASA rep and I asking questions. There was a disappointing amount of censorship of the questions and chair Pat O'Sullivan was very brief in those he did answer.

Feb. 22, 2023

7 questions asked at 2022 Starpharma AGM

Questions asked at 2022 Starpharma hybrid AGM, which was held on November 29 and lasted two hours and 20 minutes. The formal addresses dragged on for an hour and this archived AGM webcast only lasts 91 minutes so there appears to have been some editing down, potentially including some of these questions listed as "not asked" below.

Jan. 16, 2023

16 questions asked at 2022 Aristocrat Leisure AGM

Here is the text of 16 questions lodged at the Aristocrat Leisure AGM held on February 24, 2022. Aristocrat is still refusing to publish an archive of the 90 minute AGM webcast, which contributed to a decision to run for the board at the 2023 AGM. An extract from ASA's 2022 AGM report is included below as it has some details on the answers.

Jan. 18, 2023

12 questions asked at 2022 Goodman Group AGM

Here is the text of the 12 questions asked at the 2022 Goodman Group hybrid AGM held on November 17, plus a summary of the answers provided. See webcast archive of 100 minute meeting.

Jan. 16, 2023

9 questions asked at 2022 Collins Foods AGM

These 9 questions were submitted at the 2022 Collins Foods AGM held on Friday, September 2 but only 5 of them were actually asked. The meeting only lasted 61 minutes and we finally got both an audio archive and transcript 4 months after the meeting after engaging directly with chair Robert Kaye.

Jan. 16, 2023

14 Scentre Group 2022 questions

Here is the text of the 14 questions Stephen Mayne lodged at the 2022 Scentre Group AGM held on April 7, 2022 and check out this partial transcript demonstrating how chair Brian Schwartz butchered most of them.

Jan. 15, 2023

7 questions asked at 2022 Qube AGM

Here is the text of the 7 questions asked at the 2022 Qube hybrid AGM held on November 24. See webcast of 83 minute meeting. Biggest protest vote was 5.4% against veteran chair Alan Davies.

Jan. 16, 2023

7 questions asked at 2022 Karoon Energy AGM

Here is the text of the 7 questions asked at the 2022 Karoon Energy hybrid AGM held on November 24. Watch webcast of 98 minute meeting.

Mar. 6, 2023

16 questions asked at 2022 Cromwell AGM

Here is the text of the 15 questions asked at the 2022 Cromwell Property Group hybrid AGM held in Brisbane on November 16, along with a summary of some of the answers and some video grabs. Watch webcast archive.

Jan. 16, 2023

8 questions asked at 2022 Pact Group AGM

Here is the text of the 8 written questions asked at the fully virtual 2022 Pact Group AGM held on November 16. Chair Raphael Geminder wasn't keen to talk about his controlling stake or intentions but see below for some answers sent by the company after the meeting. Listen to audio archive of 1 hour meeting.

Jan. 16, 2023

16 questions asked at 2022 Platinum Asset Management AGM

Here is the text of the 16 questions asked at the 2022 Platinum Asset Management hybrid AGM held on November 16. Watch video archive of 2 hour and 22 minute AGM.

Jan. 18, 2023

12 questions asked at 2022 Opthea AGM

Here is the text of 12 questions asked at the 30 minute 2022 Opthea virtual meeting held on November 16. No sign of any webcast archive here.

Jan. 15, 2023

10 questions asked at 2022 Capitol Health AGM

Here is the text of the 10 written questions asked at the 2022 Capitol Health virtual AGM held on November 15, along with a summary of the answers and links to some audio via Twitter.

Nov. 15, 2022

9 questions asked at 2022 Allkem AGM

Here is the text of the 9 written questions asked at the 2022 Allkem hybrid AGM held on November 15. No one else asked questions. Watch webcast of 86 minute meeting.

Jan. 18, 2023

7 questions lodged at Sports Entertainment Group AGM

These 7 written questions were lodged during the Sports Entertainment Group 2022 hybrid AGM held on November 9 but were all ignored despite a message from the company during the zoom meeting that the questions would be answered later in the meeting, which only lasted 23 minutes with no shareholder questions. Very disappointing. Watch video via twitter of chair Craig Coleman prematurely closing the meeting. Emailed requested access to webcast archive on January 18.

Jan. 18, 2023

11 written questions lodged at 2022 REA Group AGM

Here is the text of the 11 written questions lodged during the 2022 REA Group hybrid AGM held on November 10, plus a brief summary of any answers provided and links to some video grabs.

Nov. 11, 2022

11 questions asked at 2022 Nine AGM

Here is the text of the 11 written questions asked at the 2022 Nine Entertainment hybrid AGM held on November 10, 7 of which were asked whilst 2 other topics were covered by other shareholders.

Nov. 11, 2022

12 questions asked at 2022 Monash IVF AGM

Here is the text of the 12 questions asked at the 2022 Monash IVF hybrid AGM which was held on November 11. No one else asked question even though they have about 7,000 shareholders.

Nov. 11, 2022

7 Accent Group questions at 2022 AGM

Here is the text of the 7 written Accent Group questions lodged at the 2022 hybrid AGM held on November 11.

Nov. 11, 2022

11 questions asked at Alterity Therapeutics 2022 AGM

11 questions asked at Alterity Therapeutics 2022 hybrid AGM held on November 11.

Nov. 11, 2022

8 questions asked at the 2022 Liberty Financial Group AGM

Here is the text of the 8 questions asked at the 2022 Liberty Financial Group hybrid AGM held on November 9, plus a summary of the answers provided.

Nov. 9, 2022

4 questions lodged at 2022 Coles hybrid AGM

Here is the text of the 4 questions lodged at the 2022 Coles hybrid AGM held on November 9, plus a summary of the responses by old school chair James Graham, along with video grabs via Twitter.

Nov. 9, 2022

10 questions lodged at 2022 Newcrest AGM

Here is the text of the 10 written questions lodged at the 2022 Newcrest hybrid AGM held on November 9.

Nov. 12, 2022

11 questions asked at 2022 Sims Group AGM

Here is the text of the 11 written questions lodged at the 2022 Sims Group hybrid AGM held on November 8 plus a brief summary of the answers. Only two weren't asked.

Nov. 9, 2022

5 questions asked at 2022 Spark NZ AGM

Here is the text of the 5 written questions asked at the 2022 Spark NZ hybrid AGM held on November 4.

Nov. 5, 2022

8 questions lodged at 2022 Qantas AGM

Here is the text of the 8 questions lodged at the 2022 Qantas hybrid AGM held on November 4, with a brief summary of the answers and links to a couple of videos. Two were ignored and only 4 were read out in full unedited. See webcast archive of 128 minute meeting.

Jan. 18, 2023

8 questions asked at 2022 Bendigo Bank AGM

Here is the text of the 8 questions asked at the 2022 Bendigo Bank hybrid AGM held on Monday, November 7.

Nov. 11, 2022

7 questions lodged at 2022 Servcorp AGM

Here is the text of the 7 written questions lodged at the 2022 Servcorp hybrid AGM held at 4.30pm on November 9 in Sydney.

Nov. 11, 2022

12 questions lodged at 2022 ZIP AGM

Here is the text of the 12 written questions lodged at the 2022 ZIP AGM which was a fully virtual meeting held on November 3.

Nov. 3, 2022

10 questions lodged at 2022 Polynovo AGM

Here is the text of 10 written questions lodged at the 2022 Polynovo hybrid AGM held on October 28. The majority, which are italicised, were censored and not asked.

Oct. 30, 2022

7 questions asked at 2022 Domino's AGM

Here is the text of the 7 written questions asked at the 2022 Domino's hybrid AGM held on November 2, plus a brief summary of the answers provided.

Nov. 3, 2022

5 questions lodged at 2022 Southern Cross Media AGM

Here is the text of the 5 written questions lodged at the 2022 Southern Cross Media hybrid AGM held on October 21. All answers were provided by CEO Grant Blackley and no other shareholders asked questions.

Oct. 21, 2022

15 questions asked at 2022 Globe International AGM and spill meeting

Here is the text of the 15 questions asked at the 2022 Globe International virtual AGM and subsequent spill meeting held on October 27, plus a summary of the answers given.

Oct. 28, 2022

12 questions lodged at 2022 Data3 AGM

Here is the text of the 12 written questions lodged at the 2022 Data3 hybrid AGM held on October 27, plus a brief summary of the answers. Only the last 2 weren't asked.

Oct. 28, 2022

3 questions asked at 2022 Wesfarmers AGM

Here is the text of the 3 written questions lodged at the 2022 Wesfarmers hybrid AGM held on October 27.

Oct. 28, 2022

9 questions asked at 2022 GUD AGM

Here is the text of the 9 questions asked at 2022 GUD hybrid AGM held on October 27.

Oct. 28, 2022

6 written questions lodged at JB Hi Fi AGM

Here is the text of the 6 written questions lodged at JB Hi Fi 2022 hybrid AGM, held on October 27.

Nov. 7, 2022

6 questions asked at 2022 IAG AGM

Here is the text of the 6 questions asked at the 2022 IAG hybrid AGM which was held on October 21. Watch webcast of 106 minute meeting including this 2 minute video of the fire alarms interruption.

Jan. 6, 2023

7 questions at 2022 Magellan AGM

Here is the text of 7 written questions submitted at the 2022 Magellan Financial Group hybrid AGM held on Thursday, October 20.

Oct. 20, 2022

6 questions asked at 2022 St Barbara Mines AGM

Here is the text of the 6 questions asked at 2022 St Barbara Mines hybrid AGM held on October 26.

Oct. 26, 2022

11 questions asked at 2022 Dexus AGM

Here is the text of the 11 written questions lodged during the 2022 Dexus hybrid AGM held on October 26, along with a brief summary of the answers with links to some short videos taken on the Iphone from the webcast and published via Twitter.

Oct. 26, 2022

10 questions asked at 2022 Tabcorp AGM

Here is the text of the 10 written questions lodged during the 2022 Tabcorp hybrid AGM held on October 26.

Oct. 28, 2022

9 questions lodged at 2022 Regis Healthcare AGM

Here is the text of the 9 questions and comments lodged at the 2022 Regis Healthcare hybrid AGM held on October 25, 7 of which were read out.

Oct. 26, 2022

5 questions asked at 2022 DUI AGM

Here is the the text of the 5 questions asked at the 2022 Diversified United Investment (DUI) hybrid AGM held on Thursday, October 20.

Oct. 20, 2022

7 questions asked at 2022 Perpetual AGM

Here is the text of the 7 written questions lodged at the 2022 Perpetual hybrid AGM held on Thursday, October 20, plus a brief summary of the answers. Watch webcast archive of 2 hour and 42 minute meeting.

Jan. 18, 2023

8 questions at 2022 Transurban AGM

Here are the written questions lobbed at the 2022 Transurban AGM which started at 11am on October 20.

Oct. 20, 2022

13 questions asked at 2022 APA AGM

Here is the text of 13 written questions lodged at the 2022 APA AGM held on October 19, with only 3 not being asked after the chairman called time citing a 2 question limit per resolution.

Oct. 19, 2022

12 questions asked at 2022 Endeavour Group AGM

Here is the text of the 12 written questions lodged at the 2022 Endeavour Group AGM held on August 18, all but one of which were asked, although chair Peter Hearl didn't allow any other director to answer any of them.

Oct. 19, 2022

9 questions asked at 2022 Healthia AGM

Here is the text of the 9 questions asked at the 2022 Healthia hybrid AGM held on November 29 in Brisbane. No sign of any webcast archive so don't know what the answers were.

Jan. 1, 2023

10 questions asked at 2022 Cochlear AGM

Here is the text of the 10 written questions asked at the 2022 hybrid Cochlear AGM, along with a summary of the response. All questions were read out in full, which is to Cochlear's credit.

Oct. 18, 2022

6 written questions asked at Telstra's 2022 EGM

6 written questions asked at Telstra's 2022 EGM approving an internal restructure, which was held on October 11 half an hour after the AGM.

Oct. 11, 2022

6 online questions lodged at 2022 Telstra AGM

Here is the text of the 6 online questions lodged at the 2022 Telstra AGM held on October 11.

Oct. 11, 2022

AGM transcripts provided up until 2010

Back when The Mayne Report had staff (ie 2007 until 2010), we were emailing companies asking them to send through transcripts from past AGMs which produced the following up until the end of 2010.

Oct. 11, 2021

How AGMs were handled in 2020 during corona virus

This list tracks the 2020 AGM mini-season during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nov. 28, 2020

Our favourite AGM audio exchanges

Below is a package of some of favourite AGM audio highlights from the period 2007 until 2010.

Dec. 31, 2018

Questions on capital raising fairness at AGMs

Amidst the biggest deluge of capital raisings in Australian corporate history, we have been raising serious questions about the fairness of the system at AGMs as follows. Click on the links below.

Dec. 31, 2018

Getting auditors to speak at AGMs

Below is a compilation of audio files from various AGMs over the years where auditors have been asked to comment on the accounts.

Jun. 9, 2021

Examples of lively AGM exchanges

Here are some interesting AGM exchanges from public company AGMS.

Nov. 22, 2014

Companies which clarify rem ahead of AGM vote

This list looks at companies which put out an ASX announcement clarifying an aspect of their remuneration arrangements shortly before an AGM, usually at the prompting of proxy advisers or major institutional investors.

Sep. 2, 2022

100+ favourite AGMs since 1999

Here is a list of AGMs where Stephen Mayne has asked questions as a shareholder or proxy since it all began way back in October 1998, complete with links to stories written at the time and any relevant media coverage.

Dec. 31, 2018

Women on boards debate transcripts

Below is a collection of transcripts of our questions and responses about gender diversity on Australian public company boards.

Dec. 31, 2018

Raising lack of women on boards

Women only represent 10% of directors on major public company boards in Australia. This is a disgrace and here are the audio files, links and transcripts where we've raised the issue.

Mar. 3, 2012

10 questions asked at 2022 Appen AGM

Here is the text of the 10 questions asked at the 2022 Appen AGM held on May 27, 2022. The italicised bit weren't read out.

Jul. 2, 2022

10 questions asked at 2022 AMCIL AGM

Here is a summary of the 10 questions asked at the 2022 AMCIL AGM held on October 4, plus links to the webcast archive.

Oct. 6, 2022

11 questions asked at Eagers Automotive AGM

See text of 11 questions asked at Eagers Automotive AGM held on May 19. 2022

May. 21, 2022

8 questions asked at 2022 Crown Resorts scheme meeting

Here is the text of the 8 written questions lodged and asked at the 32 minute Crown Resorts scheme meeting held on May 20, 2022. A brief summary of the answers from chair Ziggy Switkowski is also provided.

May. 20, 2022

7 questions asked at 2022 Woodside AGM

Below is the text of written questions lodged at the 2022 Woodside Energy AGM held on May 19 in Perth. All were read out in full with the exception of the final one.

May. 19, 2022

6 questions asked at 2022 AFIC AGM

The following 6 online questions were asked at the 2022 AFIC AGM held in Melbourne on October 4.

Oct. 4, 2022

14 questions asked at 2022 ASX AGM

Here is the text of the 14 written online questions asked by Stephen Mayne at the 2022 ASX AGM held on September 28. Moderator Matthew Gibbs never disclosed who was asking the questions but he read all of them out with only the odd edit. Here is the web page with access to both the transcript and AGM webcast.

Sep. 30, 2022

10 questions asked at 2022 Suncorp AGM

These 10 written questions were lodged at the 2022 Suncorp AGM, which was held on September 23, a day later than originally planned due to the public holiday for the Queen. Watch high quality webcast of meeting which lasted 2 hours and 26 minutes. The floor debate started after 67 minutes and 7 or our questions were dealt with.

Sep. 27, 2022

Questions asked at 2022 Air New Zealand AGM.

Here is the text of 14 live written questions lodged during today's Air New Zealand AGM, although those in italics below were not read out even though announcer/moderator "Kim" said on multiple occasions "there are not further questions online", which was false. Disappointing to only have 4 questions read out.

Sep. 22, 2022

15 questions asked at 2022 Webjet AGM

The following 15 written questions were asked at the hybrid Webjet AGM held on August 31, 2022 and only question 14 was not asked. See full transcript. Unless detailed, all answers were by chair Roger Sharp.

Sep. 4, 2022

11 questions submitted at 2022 Dicker Data AGM

Text of 11 questions submitted at 2022 Dicker Data AGM held on May 20, 2022. There was some abbreviating in the reading.

May. 21, 2022

14 questions lodged at OzForex AGM

Online written questions lodged by Stephen Mayne at the 2022 OzForex AGM, held on August 11, 2022. Only 4 of the 14 were dealt with. The 10 which were ignored are in italics. Watch the full webcast on Youtube.

Aug. 15, 2022

Questions lodged at 2022 ALS AGM

Here is the full text of all 12 written questions lodged at the ALS AGM held on August 23, the majority of which were ignored. See voting results with 2 big protest votes against both directors up for election.

Aug. 31, 2022

14 questions asked at 2022 Macquarie AGM

The Macquarie Group 2022 AGM saw 14 questions lodged by Stephen Mayne and his father David Mayne, across 3 different platforms - through Link before the AGM, via Lumi during the AGM and in person at the physical AGM. Here is a full transcript of all exchanges.

Aug. 3, 2022

6 questions asked at 2022 Eagers Automotive EGM

Here is the text of the 6 questions asked at the Eagers Automotive EGM held on July 15 2022 to approve the $193 million related party transaction to purchase the ACT car dealership assets off Nick Politis, a director of Eagers and the largest shareholder with almost 28%. They were read out in full with comprehensive answers provided.

Jul. 15, 2022

9 questions lodged at 2022 Costa Group AGM

Below is the text of the 9 questions lodged at the 2022 Costa Group AGM. I wasn't able to listen and they haven't provided a webcast archive so at this point I don't know what happened.

Jul. 2, 2022

13 questions asked at 2022 CIMIC AGM

The following online written questions were asked by Stephen Mayne at the 2022 CIMIC AGM held on April 6. Watch the webcast.

Apr. 7, 2022

7 questions asked at 2022 QBE AGM

Text of 7 questions asked at 2022 QBE AGM held on May 5, with a brief summary of the answers provided. All questions were read out in full without editing. Watch the full webcast archive, but no transcript provided.

Jul. 8, 2022

4 questions asked at 2022 IRESS AGM

Questions asked at 2022 IRESS AGM held on May 5.

May. 7, 2022

8 questions asked at 2022 TPG Telecom AGM

The following 8 text questions were lodged ahead of the 2022 TPG Telecom AGM held on May 3.

May. 3, 2022

11 questions asked at 2022 Santos AGM

Below is the text of 11 questions asked at the 2022 Santos AGM held on May 3, along with the 4 which weren't read out. See webcast archive of 3 hour and 28 minute meeting.

Jan. 18, 2023

Five questions asked at the 2022 Iluka Resources AGM

Here is the text of the 5 text questions asked at the 2022 Iluka Resources AGM which were all read out in full and addressed by chairman Greg Martin. I miscalculated the time difference with WA so logged into the AGM when it was almost finished after 50 minutes of action.

Apr. 13, 2022

13 questions asked at debut GQG Partners AGM

GQG Partners is a Florida-based fund manager which currently manages $US92 billion and raised $1.18 billion selling 20% of its stock in Australia last year. Stephen Mayne was the sole inquisitor at its inaugural AGM on April 27 and this is how it rolled.

Apr. 27, 2022

Eight questions asked at debut 2022 Latitude AGM

Here is the text of eight questions lodged at the 2022 Latitude Financial Group AGM, many of which were butchered by chairman Mike Tilley who insisted on reading them out himself, despite being asked not to.

Apr. 27, 2022

19 questions lobbed at debut Endeavour Group AGM

There are the written questions lodged by Stephen Mayne at the Endeavour Group AGM held on October 21. Those that were ignored have been italicised.

Oct. 24, 2021

News Corp AGM questions and more debate suppression

This story appeared in Crikey after the News Corp 2020 online AGM and below it are the 8 questions which were submitted, only two of which were asked. Click here to listen to the pathetically short 26 minute AGM webcast, where shareholder free speech was suppressed as usual.

Jul. 23, 2021

3 questions lodged at the 2022 Ausnet takeover meeting

The following 3 questions were lodged at the Ausnet takeover meeting held on January 28, 2022. The first was ignored but the other two were duly read out and answered.

Feb. 14, 2022

7 questions asked at Sydney Airport takeover meeting

Below is the text of the 7 text questions asked at the Sydney Airport takeover meeting held on February 3, 2022, all of which were duly read out in full, albeit sometimes broken up into separate missives. When the transcript arrives we'll have a fuller account of the answers.

Feb. 3, 2022

Transcript of 2019 Macquarie AGM exchanges

Here is an edited transcript of the exchanges from last Thursday's Macquarie Group AGM in Sydney.

Jun. 15, 2021

Questions lodged at the Moelis AGM

Is Jeffrey Browne suitable to become Collingwood President? He is the current chair of ASX-listed Moelis Australia and below is a case study looking at how Moelis Australia handled the 22 online written questions which Stephen Mayne lodged during its May 28 AGM. Only 5 of them weren't asked. The company refuses to publish an archive of the AGM webcast, which is poor transparency.

Jun. 9, 2021

Questions lodged at the Rio Tinto AGM

Here is the text of the 11 written questions lodged during the Rio Tinto AGM. Only two of them were asked in a package linked in with two other shareholders.

May. 8, 2021

Multiple AGM battles: Rupert, Fairfax, Macquarie, Alumina

In 2010 we put together this package of companies where we have had more than three encounters over the years. News Corp and Macquarie are equal favorites with eight AGMs attended.

Jun. 9, 2021

Interesting upcoming AGMs for main 2021 season

This list looks at interesting meetings coming up during the 2021 corporate AGM season. And here is the list of all AGMs attended over the years, including this season.

Dec. 14, 2021

AGMS attended for the Daily Telegraph in 1998

Here are the lists of the AGMs we've attended since 1998.

Jun. 1, 2021

Special edition after 2007 News Corp AGM

The triumphant update sent out a few hours after the News Corp AGM.

Oct. 26, 2016

Transcripts of the big Westfield clashes of 2014

Here is an edited transcript of the two Westfield meetings held in 2014 when the proposed controversial restructure was eventually deferred after looking like being headed for a narrow defeat.

Jun. 9, 2021

Tracking 233 last day AGM laggards in 2014

This list tracks the voting results from the 233 June 30 balance date companies which held their AGM on the last possible day, November 28, 2014.

Jun. 9, 2021

26 early AGMs attended but said nothing at

With the world's biggest small portfolio and the luxury of our own publication, there is no problem speaking at AGMs these days. However, as a regular reporter for mainstream newspapers and someone who was almost financially ruined there were plenty of meetings over the years which I attended but didn't ask questions at. Here is a list of them, along with any relevent reports from the day.

By Stephen Mayne, Mar. 27, 2022

Is the AGM dead?

This article appeared in the Chartered Secretaries Australia magazine in 2006.

By Stephen Mayne, Nov. 22, 2014

2021 AGM mini season

The 2021 AGM mini season was unique because it was a combination of physical, online only and hybrid AGMs. Here is what happened, including whether companies have made a full archive of the meeting available.

Jan. 3, 2023

How an AGM should be run

This was first published by Crikey in 2000, but has resonance today as we strive to improve public company AGMs.

By Stephen Mayne, Dec. 26, 2007

How we saved IAG $300 million

Shareholder activism, and journalism for that matter, is all about trying to change outcomes for the better and this tale is one of the Mayne Report's proudest boasts, because it really does seem that we helped save the shareholders of Insurance Australia Group $300 million.

By Jason Groves, Nov. 22, 2014

Jousting with the colourful HFA and MFS boys

Listed Australian asset manager HFA Holdings has agreed to pay $730 million for a US hedge fund called Lighthouse Partners such that the combined operation will look after $9 billion globally.

Jan. 8, 2008

Robert Reeves vs ANZ - the slugfest continues

The ding dong struggle between Robert Reeves and his former colleagues at the ANZ bank continues.

Nov. 22, 2014

Timbercorp one of the best AGMs ever

This is the report sent to Mayne Report subscribers hours after the Timbercorp AGM finished on February 21, 2008.

Dec. 4, 2008

2001 Channel Ten AGM account

This account of the Channel Ten AGM was sent to Crikey subscribers on December 5, 2001.

Nov. 22, 2014

Progress report on getting AGM records

We're getting towards the end of our exercise in writing to companies asking for transcripts or audio files from old AGMs, so that a future book project will accurately tell the tale of what happened at some 600-plus AGMs over the years. Here's a progress report thus far:

not published

The biggest votes against directors up until 2008

Incumbent directors in Australia average around 96% of votes when they are up for re-election. Here is a slightly dated list of directors who received a protest vote exceeding 10%.

Jan. 7, 2023

Woolies tells pokies porkies in 2007

The Woolworths AGM on November 16 in Sydney was a good opportunity to put the retailing powerhouse through its paces about pokies, succession planning and even the forthcoming Rudd Government's prices inquiry. But first, look at this disgraceful picture from one of my local pubs.

By Stephen Mayne, Jun. 9, 2021

Belting up on the Gunns cowboys

We gave Gunns plenty of stick at their AGM in Launceston on Thursday as you can see from this piece sent to Mayne Report subscribers early on Friday morning.

By Stephen Mayne, Nov. 6, 2015

Battling with Westfield legend Frank Lowy in 1999

Taking on Westfield boss Frank Lowy in 1999 produced this account for www.jeffed.com.

By Stephen Mayne, Dec. 6, 2015

Sticking it to John "Singo" Singleton in 2001

Stephen Mayne took on John Singleton at his AGM in May 2001 and this is what was sent to Crikey subscribers at the time.

By Stephen Mayne, Jun. 9, 2021