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Crikey stories since 2005 sale


April 17, 2024

Stephen Mayne was the founder of www.crikey.com.au and remains a contributor. Below are links to the 49 stories published in 2022, the 53 in 2021, 69 in 2020 and everything so far in 2023. Over the past 18 years, there was also 21 stories in 2019, 14 stories in 2018, 85 stories in 2017, 62 stories in 2016, 105 stories in 2015, 51 stories in 2014, 19 stories in 2013, 56 stories in 2012, 71 stories in 2011, 64 articles in 2010, 50 in 2009, 264 in 2008, 354 in 2007, 295 in 2006 and 257 from 2005 when Crikey was sold.

April 2024

Why Chris Uhlmann might be okay for Sky NewsMonday, April 15, 2024

9 reasons why Richard Goyder should be voted out as Woodside chair
Thursday, April 11, 2024

February-March 2024: no stories

January 2024: 3 stories

Is it time for Woolies to find a new CEO?
Tuesday, January 30, 2023

Inside the war to control pokies giant Endeavour Group
Wednesday, January 10, 2014

How "independent director" Viet Dinh snaffled $US105m+ from Murdoch-controlled public companies
Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Total for 2023: 30

December 2023: 1 story

Murdoch faces Smartmatic deposition after AGM farewells
December 1, 2023

November 2023: 1 story

Murdoch pulls out all stops to kill AGM debate
November 10, 2023

October 2023: 1 story

Murdoch pay hits $1.84b as AGMs beckon
October 10, 2023

September 2023: 4 stories

Dan leaves a huge debt burden
September 27, 2023

Rupert, even in retirement, takes the governance low road
September 23, 2023

Should directors, companies and shareholders back The Voice?
September 15, 2023

With Joyce out, which other Qantas directors should go
September 5, 2023

August 2023: 4 stories

Rupert Murdoch's many payments to current and former politicians
August 30, 2023

Rupert Murdoch's corporate record over 70 years
August 25, 2023

Unlike CBA, Murdochs delay disclosure of their bloated pay packets
August 17, 2023

Sportsbet cranks up advertising as politicians mull a full ban
August 10, 2023

July 2023: 3 stories

Dan goes with pokies reform, next stop NSW
July 17, 2023

Memo to public companies: you can't escape a physical AGM
July 7, 2023

Time for the Catholic Church to exit the pokies business
June 30, 2023

June 2023: 3 stories

Murdochs push harder into radio market
June 21, 2023

ALGA passes strong gambling reform motion
June 19, 2023

Kerry Stokes should be held accountable for Ben Roberts-Smith folly
June 5, 2023

May 2023: 2 stories

AFR Rich List becoming less compelling
May 30, 2023

Hot tip for Dutton - go harder against Labor on gambling
May 17, 2023

April 2023: 1 story

Why Rupert should say sorry and take a pay cut over Dominion settlement
April 21, 2023

March 2023: 5 stories

Chris Minns minority and the challenges of gambling reform
March 31, 2023

Standing up for shareholders in Silicon Valley Bank
March 24, 2023

Finally, there's a seriously good book on Macquarie Group
March 14, 2023

Inside the mega Sydney gambling industry conference for regulators
March 6, 2023

Mathieson snaps up 10% of Star - so many issues
March 2, 2023

February 2023: 3 stories

Billionaires battle as Twiggy goes to war with The West
February 16, 2023

Another year of skinny coverage of political donations data dump
February 3, 2023

Revealed: the charming emails of sacked ClubsNSW CEO Josh Landis
February 1, 2023

January 2023: 2 stories

Minns pokies package pushes Aristocrat shares higher
January 17, 2023

Gambling wrap with Labor missing in action
January 10, 2023

Crikey stories in 2022: 48

December 2022: 2

Why did Albo appoint Siobhan McKenna chair of Australia Post?
Crikey, December 22, 2022

What does Dan mean with bringing back the SEC?
Crikey, December 12, 2022

November 2022: 6

A bad night for the Victorian Liberals and independent women
Crikey, November 28, 2022

Preference whisperer does it again with Somyurek
Crikey, November 14, 2022

Media companies duck and weave at their AGMs
Crikey, November 11, 2022

Victoria's finances teetering but Dan still appears a sure thing
Crikey, November 7, 2022

Tabcorp demonstrates how the big end of town dominates corporate voting
Crikey, November 3, 2022

October 2022: 6

Companies avoiding online questions at AGMs
Crikey, October 26, 2022

Arnotts MD takes the biscuit
Crikey, October 19, 2022

Why is Rupert exploring a Fox-News Corp merger
Crikey, October 17, 2022

How AGL and Essendon entrench their incumbent directors
Crikey, October 10, 2022

Things to watch for in upcoming AGM season
Crikey, October 7, 2022

Rupert pockets $33m in salary in 2021-22
Crikey, October 6, 2022

Lark Distilling takes a Friday night dump
Crikey, October 4, 2022

September 2022: 5

Ken Henry leaves ASX board, lacks humility
Crikey, September 29, 2022

Further action needed from gambling regulators
Crikey, September 23, 2022

Packer emails again and wishes he'd built up Sportsbet
Crikey, September 9, 2022

AFL cashes in on gambling boom and time for a pokies buyback
Crikey, September 7, 2022

Partying with Lindsay Fox can get you more than a hangover
Crikey, September 6, 2022

August 2022: 4

Reflection on the Lachlan vs Crikey legal battle
Crikey, August 25, 2022

Packer does his own PR, should join Twitter
Crikey, August 19, 2022

Packer's secret 300k lobbying payment to Peter Costello
Crikey, August 15, 2022

Grilling Glenn Stevens at the Macquarie AGM
Crikey, August 2, 2022

July 2022: 5

Ovato finally goes broke after News Corp pockets more than $1 billion from 1991 PMP float
Crikey, July 22, 2022

ANZ plans unprecedented hoarding of shareholder cash
Crikey, July 21, 2022

Labor conflicted with big Suncorp stake as ANZ pounces
Crikey, July 20, 2022

ASIC's Finfluencers crack down and Carsales capital raising rip-off
Crikey, July 8, 2022

Packer cashes up, next stop Camp Murdoch?
Crikey, July 6, 2022

June 2022: 1

How the resources sector hires former Ministers for influence
Crikey, June 13, 2022

May 2022: 5

The road back for Josh Frydenberg
Crikey, May 30, 2022

Arounds the grounds of gambling and the election
Crikey, May 20, 2022

Morrison deluges unprecedented cash handouts on public companies
Crikey, May 16, 2022

Twitter shares tumble as doubts rise about Musk's $US46 billion takeover
Crikey, May 13, 2022

Could Josh Frydenberg lose and become Premier of Victoria?
Crikey, May 7, 2022

April 2022: 1

News Corp borrows $US100m from Bank of China
Crikey, April 1, 2022

March 2022: 5

Star CEO quits, board to follow
Crikey, March 29, 2022

Report back on the 2022 Quill Awards
Crikey, March 21, 2022

Don't fight Nick McKenzie as Star Casino blows up
Crikey, March 18, 2022

Are Australian billionaires oligarchs?
Crikey, March 15, 2022

Another deluge of last day losses as ASX companies take out the trash
Crikey, March 4, 2022

February 2022: 4

Blackstone to swallow Crown Resorts - nobody cares
Crikey, February 17, 2022

Senate rolls Josh on crazy proxy adviser attack
Crikey, February 11, 2022

Senate D-Day for crazy Frydenberg attack on proxy advisers
Crikey, February 9, 2022

Nine clarifies its last political donation as Libs hang on to pokies profits
Crikey, February 3, 2022

January 2022: 4

Queensland Labor's $10m CSL stake
Crikey, January 28, 2022

Time for change at the top of Tennis Australia
Crikey, January 24, 2022

Why Blackstone should be stopped from buying Crown
Crikey, January 19, 2022

Murdochs expand radio interests with friends Here, There and Everywhere
Crikey, January 12, 2022

Links to 53 Crikey stories published in 2021

3 in December 2021

Magellan, Josh and the proxy advisers
Crikey, December 24, 2021

ClubsNSW kneecaps reform minded NSW gambling minister
Crikey, December 21, 2021

Tribute to the late great Christian Kerr
Crikey, December 3, 2021

4 in November 2021

Josh Frydenberg under pressure on multiple fronts
Crikey, November 25, 2021

More dodgy AGM tactics from the Murdochs
Crikey, November 19, 2021

Deluge of Friday afternoon JobKeeper disclosures
Crikey, November 15, 2021

Take a peek inside the great JobKeeper cover up
Crikey, November 12, 2021

3 in October 2021

How to get James Packer out of Crown
Crikey, October 28, 2021

Crown AGM preview plus Dexus, IDP, Twiggy and constitutions
Crikey, October 20, 2021

Sky News questions censored at Pointsbet and AMCIL AGMs
Crikey, October 8, 2021

2 in September 2021

JobKeeper rorting by gambling companies and preview of RSL Victoria AGM
Crikey, September 10, 2021

Judith Sloan unleashes on JobKeeper, will News Corp be next?
Crikey, September 3, 2021

2 in August 2021

If RBA can disclose loans, why not reveal JobKeeper recipients
Crikey, August 19, 2021

Farewell Afterpay, it was good to know you Down Under
Crikey, August 3, 2021

4 in July 2021

Report on the Macquarie Group AGM
Crikey, July 30, 2021

David Leckie and the billionaire anti-woke club
Crikey, July 21, 2021

Kerry Stokes overloads on debt snaffling Boral
Crikey, July 9, 2021

Time to expand Royal Commission to look at Vic gaming regulator
Crikey, July 6, 2021

4 in June 2021

Should Seven West be paying for Bruce McWilliam to attend court?
Crikey, June 25, 2021

Should Ben Wyatt have joined the Rio board?
Crikey, June 11, 2021

Why Jeffrey Browne should be resisted by Collingwood members
Crikey, June 4, 2021

Time for a Royal Commission into the AFL
Crikey, June 2, 2021 - plus see Collingwood constitution

6 in May 2021

Review of The AFR's 2021 Rich List
Crikey, May 28, 2021

Woolworths still hiding their pokies light under a bushell
Crikey, May 18, 2021

Why James Packer should sell down to 10% of Crown-Star
Crikey, May 13, 2021

Big four banks backflip on their bad debts
Crikey, May 12, 2021

Rio Tinto censors debate at AGM
Crikey, May 7, 2021

Frydenberg's war against proxy advisers
Crikey, May 4, 2021

8 in April 2021

AMP AGM preview
Crikey, April 29, 2021

Afterpay delivers an unprecedented $426m bonus to its US staff
Crikey, April 23, 2021

Kerry Stokes hits paydirt with Boral
Crikey, April 22, 2021

The 10 Rich Listers who hold their wealth in ASX listed companies
Crikey, April 22, 2021

Time for state governments to force Packer to sell Crown shares
Crikey, April 20, 2021

Christine Holgate's Ten baggage
Crikey, April 15, 2021

We need to talk about Kerry Stokes on Ben Roberts-Smith
Crikey, April 13, 2021

Rupert pulls off 3 deals in 3 days
Crikey, April 1, 2021

5 in March 2021

Will BoQ capital raising lead to a class action?
Crikey, March 25, 2021

Ownership Matters bells the cat on JobKeeper rorts
Crikey, March 18, 2021

Bank of Queensland rips off small shareholders
Crikey, March 17, 2021

Rupert Murdoch 90th birthday piece
Crikey, March 11, 2021

Give Peter Costello credit where it's due
Crikey, March 4, 2021

6 in February 2021

Who's going to call out JobKeeper when everyone is in on the giggle?
Crikey, February 25, 2021

How Ray Finkelstein should run the Crown royal commission
Crikey, February 23, 2021

Stokes should hand back his rorted Jobkeeper millions
Crikey, February 16, 2021

Bergin puts Crown under the pump
Crikey, February 10, 2021

Around the grounds of gambling industry donations
Crikey, February 2, 2021

Is Kevin Andrews' departure a turning point for the Libs?
Crikey, February 1, 2021

6 in January 2021

How much is too much for the iron ore barons?
Crikey, January 28, 2021

Josh Frydenberg tries to save Kevin Andrews
Crikey, January 20, 2012

Time for an independent inquiry into JobKeeper rorts
Crikey, January 19, 2021

James Murdoch launches again and a full history of Fox News profits
Crikey, January 18, 2021

Democrats should summons Rupert and Lachlan for a Washington grilling
Crikey, January 12, 2021

Ben Roberts-Smith, Kerry Stokes and defamation
Crikey, January 6, 20121

Links to 69 Crikey stories published in 2020

Which of the Big Four banks will move first on credit card gambling
Crikey, December 22, 2020

Boycott Disney if you want to hurt the Murdochs
Crikey, December 17, 2020

Murdochs up their gambling investment through Flutter's FanDuel deal
Crikey, December 8, 2020

Inside the belated 2020 RSL Victoria online AGM
Crikey, December 1, 2020

4 in December 2020

Playing 20 questions with Gerry Harvey at his first online AGM
Crikey, November 26, 2020

How Rupert gags debate at his own News Corp AGM
Crikey, November 19, 2020

Should Hugh Marks have resigned as Nine CEO?
Crikey, November 16, 2020

Wrap of the Nine and Seven AGMs
Crikey, November 13, 2020

Why Christine Holgate should "do a McKew" and run against ScoMo
Crikey, November 3, 2020

5 in November 2020

Don't kill off the physical AGM
Crikey, October 27, 2020

Helen Coonan is not a long term solution as Crown chair
Crikey, October 21, 2020

Seven calls in Harold Mitchell as "independent" cricket rights valuer
Crikey, October 12, 2020

Time for Commissioner Bergin to put Packer's shameful emails on the table
Crikey, October 9, 2020

Crown rests uneasy on Packer's head
Crikey, October 2, 2020

5 in October 2020

Will Sally Capp disclose her donors early?
Crikey, September 25, 2020

Justice Bergin picks up Crown AGM questions
Crikey, September 25, 2020

Melbourne in lockdown as local elections kick off
Crikey, September 18, 2020

How bad is Victoria's financial position?
Crikey, September 10, 2020

Will a 761k donation to Vic Labor help re-open the pokies? pro bono
Crikey, Sept 4, 2020

Pointsbet shows IOOF how to raise capital
Crikey, September 3, 2020

6 in September 2020

Why ASIC should appeal the Harold Mitchell case
Crikey, August 26, 2020

Inside the gender driven AMP board coup
Crikey, August 24, 2020

Is it time Australia had a new Aged Care minister?
Crikey, August 17, 2020

Managing the optics of $100 billion JobKeeper boondoggle
Crikey, August 12, 2020

Harold Mitchell gives ASIC a bloody nose but it was still worth the fight ($200)
Crikey, August 4, 2020

Why did James Murdoch quit News Corp?
Crikey, August 3, 2020

6 in August 2020

Why isn't Seven disclosing Kerry Stokes' nursing home investments?
Crikey, July 30, 2020

Why are Solly Lew and Kerry Stokes on JobKeeper?
Crikey, July 23, 2020

If the Kiwis can do it, where is public disclosure of JobKeeper cash?
Crikey, July 16, 2020

Woolies goes down in NSW for dodgy pokies practices
Crikey, July 13, 2020

NSW the worst as usual as pokies progressively return
Crikey, July 2, 2020

5 in July 2020

Disappointing end to Robert Doyle police investigation
Crikey, June 26, 2020

Inside the battle for control of RSL Victoria
Crikey, June 23, 2020

Time for the Murdochs to tell Sportsbet to grow up
Crikey, June 19, 2020

Time for Rio Tinto to move its HQ to Australia
Crikey, June 17, 2020

Time for Kerry Stokes to get out or buy 100% of Seven West Media
Crikey, June 12, 2020

How Black Lives Matter campaign will deliver Senator Lidia Thorpe
Crikey, June 9, 2020

Bring on the hybrid AGM permanently
Crikey, June 3, 2020

7 in June and 63 for the 2019-20 financial year

NAB stiffs small shareholders
Crikey, May 28, 2020

Pokies, War Widows and the battle for control of the Victorian RSL
Crikey, May 22, 2020

D-Day for Virgin as huge losses loom for creditors
Crikey, May 15, 2020

Parrot Droppings redux: Crikey's role in the rise and fall of Alan Jones
Crikey, May 13, 2020

Millionaires Factory delivers the goods as bank bad debts soar
Crikey, May 8, 2020

Murdochs missing in action on pokies shutdown debate
Crikey, May 6, 2020

Deloitte delivers for unions to dominate Virgin creditor's committee
Crikey, May 1, 2020

7 in May 2020

As bank bad debts soar, will credit managers becoming caring grant givers?
Crikey, April 29, 2020

Will the ASX chairman look after Cochlear's retail shareholders?
Crikey, April 24, 2020

After the collapse, what next for Virgin Australia?
Crikey, April 21, 2020

Advertising getting smashed globally despite record news audiences
Crikey, April 17, 2020

Auckland Council shafted in jumbo $NZ1b Auckland Airport placement
Crikey, April 15, 2020

Murdochs valued at $24 billion - so why waste money backing Pell?
Crikey, April 9, 2020

Flight Centre is saved, now for the brutal cuts
Crikey, April 7, 2020

Will big companies use Covid-19 to dodge tricky AGM questions?
Crikey, April 2, 2020

How Canberra should bail out Virgin Australia
Crikey, April 1, 2020

9 in April 2020

Survival of the fittest for business as Cochlear raises $880, Qantas targets Virgin
Crikey, March 26, 2020

Vegas is shut, so why are our 5000 pokies venues still open?
Crikey, March 19, 2020

Time for Coles and Woolworths to boycott News Corp
Crikey, March 13, 20120

Nine board didn't approve of killing AAP - they should have
Crikey, March 10, 2010

Shareholders asked to kill off AAP within days
Crikey, March 9, 2020

Democracy dies in darkness - ACCC must act on AAP killing
Crikey, March 7, 2020

6 in March 2020

Reflecting back on 20 years of Crikey
Crikey, February 26, 2020

Aristocrat admits $7b in losses go through OZ pokies each year
Crikey, February 21, 2020

Tough questions set to be asked at Aristocrat Leisure AGM
Crikey, February 19, 2020

Mathias Cormann refuses to corrupt donation claim blunder
Crikey, February 7, 2020

Media missing on donations coverage again
Crikey, February 4, 2020

5 in February 2020

Grubby political donations laws enable corruption
Crikey, January 31, 2020

How John Alexander fleeced more than $100m from the Packers
Crikey, January 29, 2020

Is Joe Hockey's new private sector job in Washington appropriate?
Crikey, January 20, 2020

Can James Murdoch end News Corp climate denialism from within?
Crikey, January 15, 2020

4 in January 2020