Cr Stephen Mayne
A Walkley Award-winning journalist and regular media commentator, Stephen is well known for founding Crikey.com, an e-zine that has become an institution in this country.
In 2008 he was elected to Manningham City Council, following that up by being elected to the Australian Shareholders' Association and then, in 2012, to Melbourne City Council.
Brett de Hoedt, Cr Stephen Mayne, Rowena Doo, Maggie Maguire, Peter Kenyon
Panel Session: The Great Debate - Bambi v Godzilla - Not-for-profit, charity and council mergers
Should community groups, charities and local government authorities be small, nimble, and responsive, or big, cost-effective, and secure?
Brett de Hoedt, Eyal Halamish, Cr Stephen Mayne, John Thwaites, Fran Bailey
Panel Session: Government Works - The OurSay Panel Responds
Hear what our panellists have to say on the issues you and your peers voted as most important.
The Hon Joan Kirner AC, Cr Stephen Mayne, Luke Ryan, Cr Samantha Dunn, Angela Savage
The Great Debate
"Local Government is the best level of Government to reform and assist communities." A debate hosted by the Hon Joan Kirner AM, Former Premier of Victoria and Victorian Communities Ambassador.
Brett de Hoedt, Hugh de Kretser, Paul Bird, Cr Stephen Mayne
The Great Debate: Are Communities Out Of Control?
If you believe the shock jocks, our communities are spiralling out of control with increased crime, race attacks, knife fights and other dysfunction. But is this the reality?
Cr Stephen Mayne
Democracy and Advocacy: How can community groups swim successfully against the flow?
Don't allow personal or historical relationships to get in the way of what you want to achieve. No organisation should receive too much of its revenue from any one source. Crikey has a policy that no sponsor can provide more than one per cent of the overall revenue. That gives the ability to bite the hand that feeds it.