AGMs

Questions asked at shareholder meetings in 2022


January 19, 2023

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.

130. Link Market Services: 10am virtual EGM on Friday December 23 2022 to approve distribution of PEXA shares. See notice of meeting. See text of 4 questions asked. Watch 14 minute webcast. Was approved by 99.91% of voted stock but turnout was only 52.3% of 512.7m shares on issues.

129: Pendal: 10am hybrid scheme meeting on December 23 with physical component at the Fullarton in Sydney. See scheme book. See text of 5 questions asked. No webcast archive as yet and was approved by 99.3% of voted stock with 3,268 in favour and 174 against.

128. Magellan Financial Group: 3pm hybrid on December 14 to approve increase in board fee cap. See notice of meeting and text of 5 questions asked. No webcast archive provided here. Was approved by 94.2% of voted stock.

127. Orica: 10.30am hybrid on December 14 with physical component in Melbourne. See text of 11 questions asked and a summary of the answers with video grabs. Protest votes of 8-9% against two of the long serving directors, Gene Tilbrook and Karen Moses. Watch 97 minute webcast archive. Gordon Taylor was strangely not on the drop-down box for questions despite being up for election. See this Tweet with a picture.

126. Toys R Us (formerly Funtastic): hybrid starting at 2pm in Melbourne on December 7. See notice of meeting and text of 8 written questions lodged. No webcast archive provided here.

125.Tuas Ltd: fully virtual meeting at 11am on December 2. See text of 13 questions asked plus some video packages. See notice of meeting. Have emailed requesting access to webcast archive but no joy here as yet.

124. Link Market Services: 9am hybrid on November 30 in Sydney using Link platform. See notice of meeting and text of 10 questions asked. Big across the board protest votes and see AFR write-up. Watch webcast archive of 100 minute meeting.

123. Starpharma: 2pm hybrid in Melbourne on November 29 at RACV Club. See notice of meeting and text of 7 written questions, most of which were ignored. Watch this 91 minute webcast which appears to have been edited down as I noted at the time that the meeting ran for 2 hours and 20 minutes. Have sought clarification from the company. Voting results show challenging candidate John Wise received 17.44% support but he was nameless in this ASX announcement.

122. Healthia: 11am hybrid on November 29 for the allied health roll-up with physical component in Brisbane. See notice of meeting. Quite a few protest votes and see text of 9 questions asked. No sign of a webcast archive but have requested without a response as yet.

121. Lynas: 10am hybrid on November 29 with physical component in Sydney. See notice of meeting plus text of 11 written questions. Watch 88 minute webcast archive via Youtube. Extensive media coverage of CEO's comments about government support for rare earths, including this SMH piece and in The AFR.

120. White Energy Corp (WEC): hybrid on November 25 2022 with physical component in Sydney and online component delivered via Zoom. See notice of meeting. Was the only person asking questions. See text of 9 questions asked at 50 minute meeting, plus a summary of the answers provided. No sign of any webcast archive and the last website filing under "company presentations" is 2015 so they are seemingly on care and maintenance when it comes to investor relations. Only protest was 18% vote against constitutional amendments allowing for virtual meetings.

119. Reckon (RKN): fully virtual EGM to approve changes to CEO incentive package after sale of accounting business. See text of 5 questions asked and a summary of the answers.

118. Prime Financial Group: 9am hybrid via zoom on November 25. Physical component level 17 of HWT Tower in Melbourne. Accumulated losses $23.7m, net assets $47.7 and market cap $48m. See notice of meeting.

117. Harvey Norman: sent Callum Foote as proxy to physical meeting in Sydney on November 24. See his excellent write up for Michaelwest.com, plus this David Richards piece. As usual, no webcast archive provided and result showed normal 20%+ protest vote against non-independent directors.


116. AMA Group: 2pm hybrid on November 24 with physical component at KPMG in Melbourne. See text of 4 questions asked. No proxy protests despite poor performance. See webcast of 44 minute meeting, plus this 12 page transcript.

115. Ramelius Resources: 11am Perth time hybrid on November 24 for the gold miner capitalised at around $650m. See text of 3 lengthy questions submitted, two of which were asked, including a good chair answer on director recruitment. Watch 59 minute webcast archive. There were hostile auditor questions 40 minutes into this webcast. Watch part of it via Twitter.

114. Regis Resources: 10am hybrid in Perth on November 24. See notice of meeting and see text of 7 questions asked. Refused to provide a webcast archive here.

113. Kogan: noon hybrid on November 24 with Melbourne component at KPMG Melbourne. Ruslan Kogan declined to read his address lodged with the ASX. Proxies disclosed early with formals. See notice of meeting and text of 6 questions asked at 33 minute meeting. Virtual AGMs amendment defeated with 28% opposed. Chair said no webcast archive would be provided. CEO Ruslan Kogan didn't actually deliver this speech lodged with the ASX, but just stood up and said he wasn't going to prove he could read, so interested parties should read it on the ASX website. Bizarre.

112. Webcentral: 11.30am hybrid on November 24 with physical component at 380 Collins St. See text of 5 questions asked and some of the answers. See webcast archive of 29 minute meeting.

111. Hansen Technology: fully virtual AGM at 11am on November 24. See notice of meeting. See text of 5 questions asked. Watch webcast of 41 minute meeting.

110. Qube: 10.30am hybrid on November 24 with physical component in Sydney. See notice of meeting. See text of 7 questions asked and webcast of 83 minute meeting. Biggest protest vote was 5.4% against veteran chair Allan Davies.

109. Karoon Energy: 10.30am hybrid on November 24 with physical component at RACV Melbourne. See notice of meeting. See text of 7 questions asked. Watch webcast of 98 minute meeting.

108. Ridley: 10am hybrid on November 24 with physical component at KPMG in Melbourne. See notice of meeting. See text of 8 questions asked. No sign of any webcast archive here. Emailed requesting archive access and Dean Martinelli replied: "We record the AGM for the purpose of keeping the minutes only. We don't have a practice of uploading a link to the recording post AGM." Too bad if any of the 6,300 shareholders in this $630m company missed the live version.

107. Hills Industries: 2pm hybrid Sydney with physical component at AICD. See notice of meeting and text of 15 questions asked. No webcast archive but emailed a request on January 16, 2023.


106. Chalice Mining: 9am Perth hybrid at Westin Hotel. See notice of meeting. See text of 8 questions asked. Was impressed by the chair and proxies were disclosed early. Biggest protest 9% against termination benefits. Requested access to webcast archive and they refused.

105. Auswide Bank: 11am Brisbane time hybrid, November 23. See notice of meeting. See text of 10 questions asked. Watch video archive of 66 minute meeting.

104. Aeris Resources: 10am Brisbane time hybrid on November 23. Chair is father of a test cricketer. See notice of meeting. Lodged 5 questions on Zoom but they were all ignored as meeting shut down with no debate. Emailed requesting archive.

103. Acrux: 10am hybrid in Melbourne on November 23. Physical at Pitcher Partners, 664 Collins St. Market cap $23m. See text of 11 questions asked. No webcast archive provided here. Requested access to webcast archive and they refused.


102. Monadelphous: 10am Perth time hybrid on November 22 with physical component at UWA. See notice of meeting and text of 6 written questions lodged, not all of which were asked, plus a detailed post-AGM email from the company. See webcast of 69 minute meeting.

101. Brickworks (BKW): noon physical meeting in Sydney on November 22. Sent Callum Foote as proxy. No archive of webcast provided and no meaningful protest votes.

100. Betmakers: noon hybrid on November 22. See notice of meeting and text of 12 written questions lodged, plus a summary of the answers. No webcast archive provided even though AGM debate generated ASX queries and media coverage.


99. Bluescope Steel: 10am hybrid on November 22 with physical component at the Novotel in Wollongong. See notice of meeting and text of 12 written questions lodged. See webcast of 122 minute AGM.

98. Promedicus: 10am hybrid in Melbourne on November 21. See notice of meeting and text of 14 written questions lodged. See video archive of 100 minute meeting.

97. Advanced Share Registry (ASW): 10am Perth time hybrid on November 18. See notice of meeting. See text of 13 written questions and some answers. 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..

96. Lend Lease: 10am hybrid on November 18 with physical component at Wesley Centre. See notice of meeting. See text of 13 written questions asked at 2.5 hour AGM, plus this webcast and full transcript.

95. Goodman Group: 10am hybrid on November 17 with physical component at Sheraton on the Park in Sydney. See notice of meeting. See text of 12 written questions. See webcast archive of 100 minute meeting. And how's this for an unusual archive offering from the 2020 AGM where the ASA's questions are answered in writing.

94. Sonic Healthcare: 10am hybrid on November 17. See notice of meeting. See text of 6 written questions. Biggest protest 9% against rem report. Watch 1 hour and 48 minute webcast..

93. Northern Star: 2pm Perth hybrid on November 16. See text of 11 written questions and notice of meeting. Meeting lasted 57 minutes with just one question from the floor in Perth. Watch the full video webcast archive.

92. Cromwell Property Group: 2pm Brisbane time hybrid on November 16. See notice of meeting. See text of 15 written questions. Was a gruelling AGM lasting more than 2 hours. Watch webcast archive.

91. Pact Group: noon virtual on November 16. See notice of meeting. See text of 8 written questions, plus a summary of the answers and an email sent through after meeting. AGM lasted about one hour. Listen to audio archive.

90. Platinum Asset Management: 10am hybrid with physical component at Museum of Sydney. See notice of meeting. See text of 16 written questions. Formals lasted 125 minutes. Watch video archive of two hour and 22 minute meeting.

89. Opthea (OPT): 9am hybrid on November 16. (market cap $441m). See text of 12 written questions, most of which were ignored. No other questions and meeting lasted 30 minutes. No sign of webcast archive here but formally requested on January 15.

88. Capitol Health: 11.30am fully hybrid meeting on November 15. Richard Loveridge up for election, Andrew Demetriou still in the chair. See notice of meeting. See text of 10 written questions.


87. Allkem: 10.30am hybrid on November 14 with physical component at Museum of Sydney. See notice of meeting. See text of 9 written questions. No other questions despite $10b market cap. Watch webcast of 86 minute meeting.

86. Monash IVF (MVF): 2pm hybrid on November 11 with physical component at KPMG Melbourne. $360m market cap. See notice of meeting and text of 12 questions asked. Lasted about one hour.

85. Accent Group (AX1) : 10am hybrid on November 11. Market cap $850m. See notice of meeting and text of 7 written questions asked.

84. Vita Group (VTG): hybrid 9am in Queensland on November 11. Market cap only $19m. See notice of meeting - forgot to take a copy of 6 questions asked.


83. Alterity Therapeutics (ATH): 9am hybrid on November 11 with physical component on Lygon St. Mark cap only $31m. See notice of meeting and text of 11 questions asked.

82. Seven West Media: a physical meeting held in Redfern on November 10 with only a webcast that wasn't archived. See notice of meeting. Appointed Callum Foote as my proxy and he was the only speaker at 45 minute meeting. See his write-up plus voting results which showed a remuneration strike plus a 10% vote against Ryan Stokes. The Age and SMH also covered the meeting.


81. Nine Entertainment: 10am hybrid on November 10 with physical component in North Sydney. See notice of meeting. No protest votes of note and see text of 11 written questions lodged, 7 of which were directly read out. See webcast archive.

80. REA: 9am hybrid on November 10 with physical component at Richmond HQ. See notice of meeting. Biggest protest vote was 9% against the current Optus CEO. See text of 11 submitted questions, only around half of which were read out in full. See video archive of 55 minute meeting.

79. Servcorp: 4.30pm hybrid on November 9 with physical component in Sydney. See notice of meeting and text of 7 written questions lodged. No material protest votes.

78. Sports Entertainment Group: 3pm hybrid on November 9. See notice of meeting and text of 7 written questions which were ignored during 20 minute meeting. No material protest votes. Unusual meeting because broadcast was on Zoom whilst online voting was provided through Computershare platform. Emailed requesting access to webcast archive on January 18, 2023.

77. Liberty Financial Group: 1.30pm hybrid on November 9 with physical component in Melbourne. See notice of meeting. See text of 8 written questions. All 8 resolutions supported by more than 99% of voted stock. See audio archive of 43 minute meeting.

76. Coles Group: 10.30am hybrid on November 9 with physical component at Jeff's Shed. See notice of meeting and text of 4 questions asked along with Twitter videos of replies. Biggest against vote was 3.4% on rem report. See video archive of 129 minute meeting.

75. Newcrest Mining: 10.30am hybrid on November 9 with physical meeting in Melbourne. See notice of meeting and text of 10 questions asked. There was a remuneration strike with 36.6% against. Watch archive of 80 minute video webcast.

74. Bendigo Bank: 11am hybrid on November 8 with physical component at Capital Theatre in Bendigo. See text of 8 written questions lodged. Lasted 2 hours and 20 minutes which was half an hour shorter than last year. Watch webcast and see notice of meeting. Biggest protest was 9.5% against farmer director David Matthews, who was chair of the first community bank.

73. Lottery Corp:
10am Brisbane hybrid on November 8. See notice of meeting and text of 10 questions asked at the 85 minute meeting, plus a summary of the answers with some video grabs. Strong support on all resolutions. Watch archive of webcast video,
including this unusual shout out from the chair at the end of the meeting.

72. Sims Group: 9am hybrid on November 8 with physical component at The Mint in Sydney. See text of 11 questions lodged, plus brief summary of the answers. All resolutions strongly supported including impressive 89% support for advisory vote on climate transition plan. See notice of meeting.

71. Qantas: 11am hybrid on November 4 with physical component at Wesley Centre in Sydney. See notice of meeting and text of 8 written questions along with summary of answers and some video grabs. See webcast archive of 128 minute meeting.

70. Spark NZ: 8am hybrid in NZ on November 4. See notice of meeting and text of 5 written questions.

69. ZIP: fully virtual meeting at 10am on November 3. See notice of meeting. See list of 12 questions asked and summary of answers. Biggest protest vote was 16% against placement capacity refresh. The turnout was only 22% because the company has a massive 120,000 retail shareholders, most of whom don't vote. Watch webcast of 85 minute meeting.

68. Domino's Pizza: 3pm Brisbane time hybrid on November 2. See notice of meeting and text of 7 written questions which were asked in full. No material protest votes and transcript promised.

67. Polynovo: 1pm hybrid, October 28 with physical component at Minter Ellison in Melbourne. See notice of meeting. See text of 10 written questions lodged, most of which were censored. See voting results with 22% against CEO options grant, 10.6% against chair David Williams and 10% against director Leon Hoare. Still awaiting for full webcast archive and transcript. Lodged this edited down 91 minute video of the AGM webcast with the ASX.

66. Carsales: 11am hybrid, October 28 with physical component at the Richmond head office. See notice of meeting. See text of 8 written questions which were read in full, along with a summary of the answers. Commendably lodged proxy position with ASX ahead of meeting. Biggest protest 11.3% against Kim Anderson after ISS recommended against over tenure concerns. Still awaiting for webcast archive let alone a transcript. Watch video of feisty capital raising question being asked via Twitter.

65. McMillan Shakespeare: 10am hybrid, October 28 with physical component on Level 1, 360 Elizabeth St, Melbourne. See notice of meeting. See text of 9 written questions which were read in full. Biggest protest 12.2% against John Bennetts over longevity of service concerns. Still awaiting webcast archive let alone a transcript, but here is audio of anti-Murdoch question via Twitter. Tweeted at the time that chair Helen Kurincic did a good job presiding over the 65 minute meeting. Only ASA and I asked questions.

64. Wesfarmers: 4pm hybrid, October 27 with physical component in Perth. Lodged these 3 questions. Watch webcast of 1 hour and 50 minute meeting. No material protest votes.

63. South32: 3pm hybrid, October 27 with physical component in Perth. Lodged 3 written questions, 2 of which were asked at the 51 minute mark and the last on climate vote at the 98 minute mark. Biggest protest was 10.5% against advisory vote on climate action plan. Watch Youtube webcast of 106 minute meeting.

62. Data3: 2pm hybrid, October 27: with physical component in Brisbane. Here is text of 12 questions asked with summary of answers. See notice of meeting. Constitutional amendments voted down with 35% protest due to move to virtual AGMs and also 16.6% against vote on CEO's LTI grant. No webcast available as yet.

61. Globe International EGM: 2.15pm virtual meeting on October 27 following the triggering of a spill by Solomon Lew in vote completed 20 minutes earlier. See voting results as three directors re-elected with just over 90% in favour. See text of questions lodged.

60. Globe International AGM: 1pm virtual on October 27. See questions asked at both meetings. See voting results with the usual rem strike and board still triggered by Solomon Lew because the founding Hill brothers couldn't vote their 69% stake. See text of questions lodged.


59. JB Hi Fi:
10.30am hybrid on October 27 with all resolutions dealt with as one job lot. 18% protest against CEO's LTI and lack of gender diversity also saw modest 6-8% protests against both directors up for election. They did their first audio archive in 2021 and also published this audio file on the 45 minute 2022 version.

58. GUD: 10am hybrid at RACV on October 27. Lodged these 9 written questions. See notice of meeting. A big strike with 41% against rem and 35% against the CEO's LTI grant. See voting results. Watch webcast and 2 hour and 14 minute AGM.

57. St Barbara Mines: 2pm Perth time, October 26: See notice of meeting and text of 6 questions asked. Meeting lasted 63 minutes and no material protest votes.

56. Dexus Property Group: 2pm, October 26: hybrid with physical component in Sydney. See text of 11 written questions plus a summary of the answers with some videos via Twitter. 24% protest vote against Nicola Roxon given her role on the remuneration committee and last year's strike. Avoided second strike comfortably. Watch webcast of 92 minute meeting.

55. Tabcorp: 11am, October 26: hybrid with physical component in Brisbane. See text of 10 questions asked, along with summary of answers and links to video via Twitter. See notice of meeting and voting results with no protest and bonus disclosure showing the turnout by shareholders. Watch webcast of 94 minute meeting.

54. Credit Corp: 10.30am, October 25: hybrid with physical component in Sydney. See notice of meeting. Ownership Matters and ISS both recommended against rem report which had a 23% against vote. See voting results. Refused to provide archive of webcast or transcript. Still awaiting webcast archive and transcript.

53.
Regis Healthcare: 10am, October 25: hybrid in Melbourne with physical component at RACV Club. See notice of meeting. Biggest protest was 9% against CEO's LTI grant under the old structure. See text of 9 questions lodged and watch 80 minute webcast.

52. Southern Cross Media (SXL): 11am, October 21:
hybrid with physical component moved to Sydney this year. See notice of meeting. Was only shareholder to ask questions and ended up lodging just 5, which were read out in full. All 4 resolutions supported by more than 98% of voted stock. Published full video archive of 61 minute AGM.

51. Insurance Australia Group (IAG): 10am, October 21: hybrid with physical component at Wesley Centre in Sydney. Biggest protest vote was 9.3% against chair Tom Pockett due to lack of gender diversity on the board. See text of 6 written questions with a summary of the answers. Watch webcast of 150 minute meeting including this 2 minute video of the fire alarms interruption. See this transcript. IAG has the best record in the market for AGM transparency and here is why.

50. Magellan Financial Group (MFG): 11.30am, October 20: hybrid with physical component in Sydney. 10.6% protest vote against chairman Hamish McLennan. Lobbed these 7 written questions. See voting results. Watch 36 minutes webcast of formal addresses. No archive of full meeting debate or transcript provided.

49. Perpetual: 11am, October 20: hybrid with physical component in Sydney. Proposed Pendal takeover was the top issue in these seven written questions. Protest votes of 6-11% against all resolutions. See voting results. Watch AGM webcast which lasted 2 hours and 42 minutes. The formals lasted 61 minutes and they finally got to online questions 1hour and 37 minutes in.

48. Transurban. 11am, October 20: hybrid with physical component at MCEC in Melbourne. See notice of meeting. Newest director Marino Go was up for election. Submitted these 8 written questions which were read out in full. After a strike last year, biggest protest vote was 5.5% against remuneration report. Watch webcast of 96 minute meeting.

47. Steadfast (SDF): 10am, October 20: hybrid with physical component in Sydney. Lobbed a few questions. Proxy disclosed with the formal addresses and biggest protest vote was almost 15% against the CEO's LTI grant. Watch 82 minute AGM webcast.

46. Diversified United Investments (DUI): 10am, October 20: hybrid with physical component on Collins Street. Lobbed these 5 written questions. No material protest votes. All 5 resolutions supported by more than 98% of voted stock. Failed to deliver a webcast archive.

45. APA: October 19: hybrid with physical component in Sydney. Two big protest votes with 20% against climate transition plan and 19% against director James Fazzino. Still waiting for webcast archive and transcript on this page.

44. Brambles (BXB): 2pm, October 18: hybrid with physical component in Sydney. See notice of meeting. Asked about 8 questions. No meaningful protest votes, transcript promised and delivered, plus see webcast of 68 minute meeting. Proxies disclosed ahead of meeting with formal addresses.

43. Cochlear (COH): 10am, October 18: hybrid at HQ in Macquarie University. See notice of meeting. Asked 10 questions and no meaningful protest votes.

42. Endeavour Group (EDV): 9am, October 18: hybrid with physical component in Sydney. See notice of meeting. Asked 12 questions despite 2 question limit for each item of business.


41. CSL: 9.6% protest vote against director Marie McDonald and 8-10% protest against rem report and CEO's LTI grant. Rio Tinto director Megan Clarke re-elected with almost 97% in favour despite Juukan Gorge baggage. Watch video of constitutional questions via Twitter and the full 96 minute webcast where my two questions start 83 minutes in. The debate started 58 minutes in with two questions lodged prior read out by company secretary Fiona Mead, two speakers from the floor and then 5 shareholders who lodged online questions during the meeting which started 76 minutes in.

40. Telstra EGM: scheme of arrangement vote for an internal restructure which was supported by 99.58% of voted stock. Watch webcast of 27 minute scheme meeting.

39. Telstra AGM (TLS): biggest protest vote was 4.1% against former AMP CEO Craig Dunn. Watch webcast of 2 hour and 37 minute meeting.

38. AMCIL (AMH): 1.30pm, October 6. AFIC's stablemate also offered a hybrid with the physical gathering at Jeff's Shed. Was the only questioner in the room and spoke against Siobhan McKenna's re-election given her Murdoch, Foxtel and Sky News connections. See summary of 10 questions asked. What archive of webcast. Debate ran for the last 45 minutes of the 81 minute meeting. Only protest vote was 7.3% against rem report. See coverage in SMH/Age CBD column.

37. AFIC (AFI): 10am, October 4: hybrid meeting with the physical gathering at Jeff's Shed in Melbourne. Asked these six online questions, five of which were asked and then turned up right at the end but didn't ask any in person questions. Watch full webcast.

36. ASX Group (ASX): 10am, September 28: hybrid meeting with physical component at ASX Theatrette in Sydney. See notice of meeting plus list of 14 written questions. This transcript is worth a read.

35. Suncorp (SUN): 1pm, September 23: first ever hybrid meeting was pushed back a day due to the public holiday for the Queen. Physical meeting in Brisbane and lodged 10 written questions, seven of which were asked. Watch high quality webcast of meeting which lasted 2 hours and 26 minutes. No meaningful protest votes and requests for transcript and broader voting disclosure were rejected by chair Christine McLoughlin.

34. Air New Zealand (AIZ): 2pm Auckland time, September 22. 2022: Hybrid meeting in Auckland which lasted 1 hour and 42 minutes. Lodged these 14 questions but only 4 were asked. Watch AGM webcast. No meaningful protest votes and proxies were disclosed with the formal addresses ahead of the meeting.

33. Collins Foods (CKF): 9.30am, September 2, 2022: hybrid in Brisbane. See notice of meeting and good to see proxy votes disclosed in the pre-AGM presentation. No meaningful protest votes. See list of 9 questions asked, only 5 of which were asked courtesy of a 2 question limit which was attempted mid-meeting but partially rejected by chair Robert Kaye SC. In early 2023, 4 months after the AGM, we finally got both an audio archive of the 61 minute and a full transcript after direct engagement be email with the chair.

32. Webjet (WEB): 9am, August 31, 2022: hybrid AGM with physical component in Melbourne at the company HQ on St Kilda Rd. See notice of meeting plus list of 15 questions asked, all but one of which were answered. No material protest votes and meeting lasted 90 minutes with 40 minutes of Q&A. Well done to the company for producing a full transcript for the first time.

31. ALS Corp (ALQ): August 23, 2022: hybrid AGM with physical component in Brisbane. See notice of meeting plus list of 12 written questions, the majority of which were ignored. Double digit protest vote against both directors up for election. No sign of AGM webcast archive or transcript.

30. OzForex (OFX), 2pm August 11, 2022: hybrid AGM with physical component in Sydney HQ. See notice of meeting. Only 4 of these 14 written questions were asked. Watch 78 minute webcast archive on Youtube, although no transcript produced. No material protest votes and they've been lodging the proxy votes with the presentation slides ahead of the AGM for many years, more than any other listed company. See Eureka Report write-up. See multi-language Twitter answer to one question from incoming chair Patricia Cross.

29. Macquarie Group (MQG), 10.30am, July 28, 2022: 10.30am hybrid with physical component at the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne. See notice of meeting. See full exchange over 13 questions lodged across 3 different platforms. No protest votes of note. See Crikey and Eureka Report write-ups. Watch 138 minute webcast archive.

28. Eagers Automotive (APE): 10am, July 15, 2022: a hybrid EGM to approve a $193 million related party transaction involving the Canberra car retailing assets of billionaire director and largest shareholder Nick Politis. The physical component was held at Morgans in Brisbane. Lasted for an hour and impressed that all 6 of these written questions lodged during the meeting were read out in full and answered comprehensively. The deal went through with 98% of voted stock in favour, even though proxy adviser Ownership Matters recommended against.

27. CSR, 10am, June 30, 2022: hybrid with physical component in Sydney. Lodged 10 questions and all but 1 were asked although there was some editing. Watch 62 minute webcast. They refused to provide a transcript. No notable protest votes.

26. Appen (APX): May 27, 2022 10am: hybrid with physical component in Sydney. Lodged 10 questions which were all asked, but some were edited down. Watch 1 hour 48 minute webcast. See coverage in The Australian.

25. Costa Group: 11am, May 25, 2022: hybrid meeting with physical component at 447 Collins St. Lodged these 9 questions but don't know what happened as no webcast archive published. Biggest protest vote was 5% against director Harry Debney.

24. Stanmore Resources (SMR): May 25, 2022 noon: hybrid with physical element in Brisbane at offices of law firm Norton Rose. See notice of meeting. Most of my questions were ignored, particularly those directed at the directors up for election about the recent dodgy capital raising. Watch webcast of 56 minute AGM.

23. Viva Energy: 3pm, May 24: hybrid meeting with physical component at Docklands Stadium in Melbourne. Asked 7 questions. Watch 81 minute webcast. Only protest was 12% against rem report. No transcript provided by the company, so we spent a few bob getting this partial transcript done.

22. Dicker Data: 2pm Friday, May 20: hybrid with physical component at Kurnell on Sydney's southern fringes. See notice of meeting. See text of 11 questions asked. Meeting lasted 90 minutes. Second strike on rem report. See results. First ever archive of webcast promised and subsequently delivered.

21. Crown Resorts (CWN), 10am, delayed from April 29. Fully virtual EGM to approve the Blackstone takeover. See announcement. Meeting lasted 32 minutes. Watch webcast. See text of 8 questions asked. Packer voted in favour so result was 99.9% support.

20. Woodside Energy (WPL): May 19, Perth: 10am (WST) hybrid. See notice of meeting. See text of 7 questions asked. Meeting lasted 3.5 hours. Sadly, no archive of the webcast has been provided. Big protests with 49% opposing climate report. See results.

19. Eagers Automotive (APE): May 18, 11am (QLD time): Hybrid meeting with the physical component at the Brisbane office of Morgans stockbrokers. See notice of meeting. Pre-AGM email sent on April 16. Lodged proxies early. Yes to see promised archive of webcast. See text of 11 questions asked.

18. Vita Life Sciences (VLS): noon, May 11, 2022: Hybrid meeting with physical component at Automic Office in Sydney on level 5 of Deutsche Bank House at 126 Phillip St. See notice of meeting. Was only shareholder who attended in Sydney with main issue being asking about assault conviction of director Shane Teoh.

17. GPT (GPT): May 11, 10am. Hybrid with the physical meeting at Swissotel in Sydney which attended in person. See notice of meeting. Pre-AGM email sent on April 15. Asked about 10 questions. Watch webcast of 97 minute meeting and see results with only minor protest being 3.34% against director Michelle Somerville. No early disclosure of proxies or transcript provided.

16. Iress (IRE): May 5, 11.30am, 2022: level 27, 447 Collins St (new pantscraper building), plus online. See notice of meeting. See text of 4 questions asked. No early proxy disclosure and 3 rem protests between 12-15%. Still no archive of webcast even though they do this twice a year with the results.

15. QBE (QBE): May 5, 10am: hybrid with the physical meeting at the Wesley Conference Centre in Sydney. See notice of meeting. Pre-AGM email sent on April 15. They ignored all requests. See text of 7 questions lodged. Voting results showed 21% against director pay rise and 19% support for contingent shareholder resolution on climate. Watch 97 minute AGM webcast. Transcript request declined.

14. Ventia Services (VNT): May 5, 10am: virtual only meeting. See notice of meeting. Pre-AGM email sent on April 15. They agreed to most pre-AGM requests, including publishing proxies early. See text of 6 questions asked, webcast of 67 minute meeting and transcript.

13. Rio Tinto (RIO): May 5, hybrid. 9.30am at The Sofitel in Melbourne. See notice of meeting. Pre-AGM email sent April 28. See text of 2 jumbo questions lodged which generated coverage in The West Australian. First ever climate vote. See voting results and watch 2 hour and 12 minute webcast. The also produced this first ever transcript.

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TPG (TPG): May 3, 3.30pm. Fully online meeting. See notice of meeting. Pre-AGM email sent on April 11. See text of 8 questions. No meaningful protest votes. Proxy votes lodged with ASX ahead of meeting. Watch 65 minute webcast.

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Santos (STO): May 3, 10am (Adelaide time): Hybrid meeting with physical component at the Adelaide Town Hall. See notice of meeting. There were 4 separate shareholder resolutions on climate issues and the first non-binding vote on the Santos climate report. See pre-AGM letter sent on April 16. See text of 11 questions asked and big protest votes with a first strike on rem and 37% protest vote against the climate change report. See webcast archive of 3 hour and 28 minute meeting.

10. Latitude Financial, noon, April 27, 2022. Hybrid meeting with physical component being held at the RACV Club in Melbourne. See notice of meeting. Pre-AGM email sent on April 11. See text of 8 questions asked. Meeting lasted just under an hour and no-one else asked questions. No webcast archive or AGM transcript provided, so requested by email again in December 2022.

9. G8 Education (GEM), April 27: 11am hybrid in Brisbane. See notice of meeting. Pre-AGM email sent on April 11. See text of 7 questions asked along with full answers provided thanks to the transcript. Geoff Orrock from ASA was only other questioner. Listen to 58 minute webcast and read transcript. See AFR coverage.

8. GQG (GQG), 9am, April 27, 2022. Fully online AGM for the Florida-based fund manager listed on the ASX since November 2021. See notice of meeting. Pre-AGM email sent on April 11. See text of 13 questions asked. Meeting last just under an hour and no-one else asked questions. Listen to this 21 minute bootleg audio recording of Q&A. Company refusing to provide transcript or access to webcast archive. Asked again in December 2022 whilst seeking details of 2023 meeting and they again declined.

7. Iluka Resources: April 13, 2022. Hybrid. 9.30am WST. See notice of meeting. Pre-AGM email sent on April 11. See text of 5 questions asked. No meaningful protest votes and all wrapped up in an hour. Have requested access to archive in late December 2022. Still no reply by Jan 18.

6. Oz Minerals: April 8, 10.30am (11am AEST) at Adelaide Airport. Hybrid. Watch video webcast of 80 minute meeting. Forgot to take a copy of 4 questions asked covering voting disclosure, AGM transcripts, annual elections of directors and regrets about the 2009 asset sell off to China, but you can watch the 6 minute burst starting 71 minutes into the webcast. Chair read questions from "David Mayne" in full with no censorship. See notice of meeting.

5. Scentre Group, April 7, 10am: see list of 14 questions asked and notice of meeting for hybrid meeting. Watch 64 minute webcast. See voting results with only major protest being 18% against Catherine Brenner's election. Pre-AGM email sent 36 hours ahead of meeting. Chair butchered most of my questions so have requested independent party reads them next time. No transcript provided, but we got this one produced. Scored a mention as "Steven Mayne" in the paywalled ASA report by monitor Sue Howes which slammed the board for not properly answering the Catherine Brenner questions.

4. CIMIC, April 6, 10am: final meeting to approve ACS takeover. See list of 13 questions asked. Watch webcast. See voting results.

3. Aristocrat Leisure, February 24, 11am: fully virtual AGM. See notice of meeting. 6 resolutions with two directors up for re-election and then 4 pay-related votes, including an increase in the fee cap for directors from $3.2 million to $4 million. See text of 16 questions lodged. No webcast archive or AGM transcript provided on this thin AGM archive page despite doing this twice a year with the results presentation.

2. Sydney Airport: February 3, 2022: takeover vote. Fully online. See text of 6 questions asked. See voting results.

1. Ausnet Services: January 28, 2022: takeover vote. Fully online. See text of 3 questions asked. See voting results.