AGMs

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

Bucket list of ASX listed companies where yet to attend AGM

Bucket list of ASX listed companies where yet to attend AGM but would like to in 2023.

Jan. 6, 2023

Questions asked at 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.

Jan. 18, 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This list tracks attempts to amend constitutions to allow for virtual only AGMs, many of which have been withdrawn or defeated by shareholders.

Jan. 15, 2023

Interesting upcoming AGMs in 2023

This list tracks the upcoming AGMs of note, which are of interest in terms of potentially attending. And here is a list of the record 120-plus attended so far in 2022.

Jan. 16, 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

Standard AGM questions for chair preparation

Here are some standard AGM questions likely to be asked at 2022 AGMs for chairs wishing to prepare in advance.

Nov. 24, 2022

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.

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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.

Nov. 12, 2022

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

590-plus AGMs we've asked questions at since 1998

Here is a list of almost 600 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.

Dec. 23, 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

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.

Dec. 2, 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

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.

Jan. 14, 2023

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.

Oct. 30, 2022

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

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

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

Who does the key dates ASX announcement?

Best practice is for companies to do a "key dates" announcement each year spelling out the timetable for shareholders in the following 12 months. Here are some good examples.

Aug. 15, 2022

AGMs of note in the first half of 2022

This list tracks AGMs of companies with a December 31 balance date and a market cap exceeding $100 million, all of which comprises the so-called AGM mini-season which runs until the May 31 deadline.

Jul. 8, 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

Controversial withdrawn resolutions at Aussie AGMs

Not enough resolutions are rejected by shareholders but here is a list of those that have been, often because they were facing impending defeat.

Jun. 9, 2021

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

Ranking the top 50 on webcasting archives in 2010

Here is an attempt to rank the 50 largest Australian companies for the quality and completeness of their AGM webcasting and archiving as at 2010. They are ranked from best to worst.

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

The AGMs I really regret missing

Here is a list of some AGMs that I really regret missing over the years, with links to press reports that explain why.

By Stephen Mayne, Dec. 2, 2018

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:

Sep. 2, 2022

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