The Mayne Report Rich List

This list tracks Australians who have accumulated net assets exceeding $20 million, although some entries haven't been updated for several years. We've got almost 2000 names and would love you to send suggested additions to Entries which are italicised may no longer be worth $20 million due to falling share prices or business failures.

Sep. 6, 2021

249 last day laggards reporting on August 31 2021

This list tracks the 249 results that were reported on the last day of the August 2021 reporting season. All up there was 168 losses and 81 profits, which is considerably lower than in previous years.

Sep. 3, 2021

Australians who have sued for defamation

Here is a list of almost 200 (183 in fact) notable Australians who have sued for defamation over the years, some of which was first worked up by Crikey in the early 2000s. If we've missed any notable cases, please email them through to

Aug. 15, 2021

People still holding power over the age of 80

This list tracks people who held powerful positions when over the age of 80, starting with those currently in office and then looking at those who have passed.

Apr. 16, 2021

Foreign companies generating more than $200m

Here is a list of 300 foreign companies that are generating more than $200 million in revenues out of Australia each year.

Sep. 5, 2021

The strangest ASX announcements

This list looks at ASX announcements by public companies that are noteworthy, quirky, funny, embarrassing, precedent setting or different.

Sep. 5, 2021

Claimed assets of companies at time of collapse

This list tracks the claimed balance sheet values of companies at the time they collapsed and names the auditor who was involved.

Jan. 4, 2021

Australia's improving foreign ownership record

Australia has long had a terrible foreign ownership record, but it has improved a little in recent years as this list of 100 Australian companies generating more than $200m a year offshore demonstrates. However, there are more than 300 foreign companies generating more than $200 million a year out of Australia so we have a long way to go.

Jan. 16, 2021

RSL branded pokies venues

Australians lose more than $1 billion a year at RSL-branded pokies venues although only the Victorian RSLs actually own the pokies venues, with NSW and Queensland RSLs being separate. Here is a list of some of revenue figures disclosed.

May. 18, 2021

Who repaid JobKeeper

This list looks at who repaid JobKeeper and is partly based on this handy list produced by ABC which sourced the information from proxy adviser Ownership Matters.

Sep. 10, 2021

Independents who have served in Australian parliaments

With a record number of independents standing in the Victorian election, this list tracks politicians who have served as independents in Australia since the 1970s.

Jun. 7, 2021

The $100m loss club

The 2008-09 earnings season delivered unprecedented amounts of red ink with 51 losses of more than $100 million. Could 2019-20 challenge that number?

Jan. 10, 2021

The great power industry shuffle

This master-list tracks energy sector deals, including major privatisations, since 1992, including the investment bankers who advised on some the deals.

Jun. 23, 2021

Revealed: 297 last day laggards in August 2020

This list tracks the timing of earnings results released to the ASX over the last two days of the August 2020 reporting season, plus also captures the latecomers.

Apr. 16, 2021

Last day reporting laggards August 30 2019

This list tracks the 348 last day laggards who waited until Friday August 30, 2019 to release their results to the ASX. We're comparing it with what happened 10 years ago in the August 2009 reporting season at the peak of the GFC wipe-out when 275 companies reported on the last day possible. Also, go to the bottom to see the 65 additional late reporters on Monday morning.

Aug. 31, 2020

Tracking the 2019 end of season AGM deluge

This list tracks AGMs held on the last two days of the 2019 AGM season. First up we have the 228 last day laggards tracked by city. After that, we've got a chronological look at the 163 AGMs which reported results to the ASX on the second last day of the season, Thursday, November 28.

Jul. 25, 2020

When 100 signatures triggered an AGM event

If 100 shareholders sign up, a company must put up a shareholder resolution or distribute up to 1000 words on an issue to all shareholders in an Australian public company under s249 of the Corporations Act. Here is a list of examples of the 100 signatures being successfully gathered over the past 20 years.

Jan. 4, 2021

How long does it take for a takeover after a demerger?

This list tracks how long it takes for a takeover bid to emerge after a high profile demerger by an ASX listed company. It was first published in the April 24, 2019 edition of The Mayne Report in The Constant Investor (now part of Investsmart).

Apr. 28, 2019

New CEOs who embrace write-offs

Here is a list of Australian companies that have allowed a new CEO to take the helm and wield the axe on balance sheet values in what is sometimes a cynical deck-clearing exercise to make the previous CEO look bad and boost future profits.

Jan. 4, 2021

Pokies and tobacco donations

This list tracks political donations by gambling interests to registered Australian political parties over the past few years.

Jun. 5, 2011

Everyone ASIC jailed up until 2017

Is ASIC an effective corporate cop? You be the judge as this is the list of more than 400 people they have sent to jail since it was established in January 1991 until the end of 2016.

Apr. 12, 2017

Attempts to make constitutions hard for board tilts

This list looks at ASX-listed companies which had restrictions, or attempted to put restrictions on outsiders running for their boards.

Apr. 11, 2017

Links to reports on how super funds vote

This list provides links to various pension funds globally which periodically disclose how they vote shares in listed companies.

Jan. 20, 2017

The great privatisation list

Here is a list of privatisation deals in Australia over the past 20 years.

Dec. 6, 2015

$100 million loss club - biggest to smallest

This list tracks all annual losses exceeding $100 million by ASX listed companies over the past 30 years. Also, see this chronological version.

By Stephen Mayne, Aug. 29, 2011

Ranking the 10 biggest foreign investors in OZ

As you'll see below, our foreign ownership lists have suddenly become a lot more comprehensive, such that we can now attempt to rank the biggest foreign investors in Australia. Drum roll...and here's the first crack at listing and valuing the big ten:

Jan. 26, 2017

Oz companies which stumbled offshore

This list tracks Australian companies which failed in their offshore expansion plans. Worth resurrecting for Crikey.

Jan. 20, 2017

Foreign-owned major resource projects

More than 50 major Australian resource projects are controlled by foreign investors. Additionally, here are lists of foreign companies generating more than $200m, and Australia's improving foreign ownership record.

Mar. 14, 2012

The great Australian journalist book list

This list, first researched by Crikey in 2002, tracks Australian journalists who have gone on to write books.

Jan. 19, 2012

The complete list of lists

The Mayne Report loves a good list and on this page we have a complete compilation with links to all of the offerings we've worked up over the past few years.

Jan. 20, 2017

The biggest votes against remuneration reports

This list tracks against votes of more than 20% on remuneration reports since the non-binding vote was introduced in 2005.

Nov. 4, 2012

Tracking unionists in Parliament

This lists tracks former union officials who have made it into state or federal parliament as Labor MPs over the past 30 years. Send any corrections or additions to

Jun. 7, 2021

Companies which did pro-rata entitlement offers

Major Australian companies which raised capital since January 2008 exclusively through pro-rata entitlement offers that treated shareholders equally.

Feb. 26, 2011

The SPP shame file since 2007

Companies since the beginning of 2007 which did cosy placements with big institutions but then treated shareholders differently.

Jun. 19, 2020

The great honorary doctorates list

Here is a list first worked up by Crikey many years ago which tracks recipients of honorary doctorates.

May. 7, 2016

The 2008-09 $100m loss club - a chronology

The 2008-09 reporting season was the worst we've ever seen. Here's a chronological list of how the 53 losses above $100 million were rolled out.

Aug. 24, 2020

Chronological run down of worst day of losses in history

Here is the chronological version of the losses revealed by ASX-listed companies on Friday, February 27, 2009, the very last day of the worst profit reporting season in history.

Dec. 6, 2015

279 last day losses on August 31 2010

Here is a reverse chronological list of how the deluge of 279 last day results unfolded on Tuesday, August 31, 2010. There were an additional 39 latecomers the following day, which are listed below.

Aug. 31, 2020

Tracking last day results in August 2009

All earnings results released on August 31, 2009, the last day of the 2008-09 profit reporting season. Compare it with what happened on February 27, 2009, the last day of the interim reporting season.

Jun. 7, 2021

Breaches of continuous disclosure provisions

This brief list tracks ASIC interventions and successful class actions related to breaches of continuous disclosure laws.

Jan. 20, 2017

All the foreign ownership lists

The Mayne Report has built up some insightful lists tracking the following various components of foreign ownership in Australia.

Jan. 20, 2017

Australian companies with foreign mining operations

This list tracks Australian-based miners with offshore mining operations or prospects.

Jan. 20, 2017

Foreign government investments in Australia

This list tracks major sovereign investments in Australia, demonstrating how both Singapore and China are set to own more Australian business assets than our own government.

Jan. 20, 2017

Foreign winners and losers in Australia

Here is our take on the happy and unhappy foreign players in Australia. Why the hell did we invest in Australia? We love making truckloads in Australia

Jan. 20, 2017

Top Australians in global business

We're tracking current and former position holders of the most successful Australian executives and directors in business on the world stage. Worth doing for Crikey.

Jan. 20, 2017

Hostile EGMs and resolutions called in Australia

Here is a list of the hostile EGMs and resolutions that have been called by shareholders of ASX-listed companies over the past 20 years.

May. 4, 2019

The biggest share tanks in history

Here is a list of some of the biggest share price tanks in recent Australian history that were triggered by an announcement.

Jun. 23, 2010

What happens to ousted CEOs

Australia's directors club is dominated by former CEOs as this list demonstrates but gaining entry always depends on the circumstances of your exit. Here is a list that tracks what happens to CEOs who were forced out in awkward circumstances.

Jan. 20, 2017

Biggest golden parachutes in corporate Australia

Here is list of 50 excessive CEO payouts between 1990 and 2010 in Australia, with recent examples to come.

Dec. 6, 2015

The withdrawn resolutions at Aussie AGMs

Not enough resolutions are rejected by shareholders but here is a list of those that have been.

May. 4, 2019

Do former Coalition ministers perform well on boards?

Any suggestion that former Howard Government Ministers are competent economic managers is questioned by this list of share price performance. Whilst Tim Fischer, Ian McLachlan and John Sharp have delivered in the regional and agricultural space, there's not much else to celebrate. Also, check out this related Crikey story about political board performance.

By Stephen Mayne, Jan. 20, 2017

How the NRMA broke director number records

Here is a list of almost 70 people who have sat on the well worn seats of the NRMA board since 1992.

Mar. 5, 2010

Departures which sent the share price plummeting

Comings and goings of directors and executives at public companies can often cause sharp share price movements.

Feb. 3, 2018

Departures which sent the share price soaring

Comings and goings of directors and executives at public companies can often cause sharp share price movements. This list tracks corporate departures which sent the share price soaring.

Mar. 5, 2010

History of independents standing for the senate

This list tracks the history of independents standing for the Senate.

Jul. 25, 2016

Tracking the fallen Rich Listers

As we watch the greatest destruction of wealth since the second world war, the time has come to start tracking the people who have fallen off both the BRW and Mayne Report Rich Lists.

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