On December 15 2023, it was public company tilt number 56 with a run at the NAB board. The background and arguments are explained below.
Here is a wrap of the action at the Aristocrat Leisure board tilt which completed at the AGM held in Sydney on February 24, 2023.
This list ranks Stephen Mayne's 54 public company board tilts in terms of percentage of directed votes in favour.
Stephen Mayne is running for the board of Macquarie Group. Here is a summary of the issues ahead of the July 30 AGM.
Stephen Mayne ran for the Harvey Norman board at the AGM on November 27, 2019. Here is a summary of the issues.
Stephen Mayne is running for the AFIC board. Here is a summary of the issues at hand.
Stephen Mayne has participated in 56 public company board elections over 23 years, which is more than anyone else, including the various professional directors. Here is a brief summary of his complete public company tilt record as it rolled out chronologically.
Stephen Mayne has participated in more contested elections than any other Australian. Here is a chronological summary of the 4 wins and 65 defeats that have been notched up since it all began contesting the Burwood by-election in 1999 after Jeff Kennett resigned from Parliament.
This list ranks the companies starting with the worst when it comes to biased ballot papers in contested corporate elections. And see below for some best practice examples of how it should be done.
Here is a list of companies which have censored Stephen Mayne's submitted platform during a contested board election since 2000.
A guest columnist and long-time Victorian-based Liberal explains why the member for Menzies is really a "Fake Liberal".
Here is a chronological list of media coverage during the Menzies campaign, plus some links at the bottom to some of the campaign materials.
Here are links to material published during the Federal election campaign when we took on Kevin Andrews in Menzies.
Below is the 3000 word submission Stephen Mayne has done to the 2016-17 City of Manningham budget, highlighting a range of projects which could and should be supported by the Federal Government, if Menzies wasn't "the forgotten seat".
Below is the chronology of 125 donations totalling $38,540 received for the campaign against Kevin Andrews in Menzies. We are including full names where the donor agrees and explanations of the support at the bottom where statements are provided.
Here is a selection of feedback from various groups after presentations or speeches over the past few years. Click here if you'd like to hire Stephen for your gig and go here for a list of upcoming speeches or past speeches.
Here is a brief history of Stephen Mayne's connection with the Federal seat of Menzies.
Here are links to the AEC website tracking the last 6 results in Menzies.
After Liberal Party President Michael Kroger claimed I was no "true liberal", here is the full history of support for the Liberal Party over the years.
Stephen Mayne is running for the board of Macquarie Group. Here is a summary of the issues ahead of the July 23 AGM.
Here are links to a range of notices of meeting where an external candidate has challenged the incumbent board.
This list tracks how independent candidates went in the 2006 Victorian election.
Stephen Mayne successfully contested the 2012 City of Melbourne elections as an independent candidate.
After Brownyn Pike resigned from the Victorian Parliament in mid-2012, we contested the by-election in the state seat of Melbourne. Here is what we said at the time about our campaign which delivered fourth spot in 16 person field with 4.74%. See final results.
Stephen Mayne is standing as the first ever outside candidate for the Rio Tinto board at the AGMs in London on April 14 and in Perth on May 5. Here are some relevent links.
Stephen Mayne ran for the board of ASX at the AGM in Sydney on September 24, 2008. Here is an outline of the correspondence, key issues and various other links from the time.
After Jeff Kennett lost office, he quit Parliament and caused a by-election in Burwood, which Stephen Mayne contested. Here is a summary of the press reporting in 1999 and stories from our website of the time, www.jeffed.com.
An attempt to shake up Australia's biggest listed investment company and encourage it to act more openly and transparently in the interests of Australia's 6 million direct retail shareholders fell short at the 2013 AGM.
Stephen Mayne ran for the board of OZ Minerals Ltd at the 2009 AGM held on June 11 in Melbourne. Here is a package of information relevent to the campaign.
Stephen Mayne has nominated for the board of BHP Billiton at the forthcoming AGMs on a platform to protest against the proposed Rio Tinto takeover and encourage long-serving chairman Don Argus to retire.
Shareholder activist Kerry Stokes took control of WA News without ever making a full bid. It has been a disaster for those investors who remained. Here's how it happened.
This is the from Mayne Report subscriber-only edition on January 9.
Stephen Mayne has participated in more contested public company elections than any other Australian. Here is a brief summary of his electoral record when he did not attend the vote at the AGM.
After almost a decade of campaigning for better corporate governance at News Corp, we tried a different tack in 2007.
It was our first tilt at a Federal election and we were delighted to get 2% of the vote and finish 4th in an eight person field in Peter Costello's seat of Higgins. Check out all the coverage and action from Higgins here.
Here is a list of abstain votes in Stephen Mayne's various tilts at ASX listed companies over the years, including the very high 24% abstain vote in the 2008 ASX Ltd tilt, as Terry McCrann noted in his coverage.
This is Stephen Mayne's shareholder resolution and supporting statement contained in the proxy statement for the 2007 News Corporation annual meeting which will be held in New York on 19 October. For the first time, shareholders will be able to vote on whether they want to retain Rupert Murdoch's undemocratic gerrymander over voting control of the company.
This is the full statement from the News Corp board defending Rupert Murdoch's gerrymander over News Corp and urging shareholders to vote against Stephen Mayne's shareholder resolution at the forthcoming annual meeting in New York on 19 October.
Can our little website end Rupert Murdoch's News Corp gerrymander?
We have ranked from highest percentage of votes received to lowest of all 41 independents that ran for the senate in the 2010 federal election. Ungrouped independents have been italicised.
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