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Last updated on March 6th, 2018 at 12:30 am

The website formerly owned by Stephen Mayne received a writ just 28 minutes prior to Mayne relinquishing control. Robert Corr has the details.

UPDATE. More online legal action here.

Posted by Tim B. on 03/09/2005 at 06:39 PM
    1. I just read Mr. Mayne’s email to suscribers and i have a number of unkind thoughts.

      Firstly, too bad. Mr. Mayne should have known full well from previous experience that the left induced gossip that masquerades as ‘free media’ on his site can have consequences.

      Secondly, now he has a few assets, he no longer needs to beg from his readers, after all, he chooses what to write, not us.

      Lastly, spare us the “I just bathed the kids and put them to bed” line of the hard working battler. The only thing I have to say to Mr. Mayne is for him to get……, well you can guess the rest.

      Posted by Nic on 03/09 at 07:08 PM • permalink


    1. Poor ol’ Stevie, just when he thought the gaff was safe, it’s back to the caravan again. What a tool.

      Posted by Habib on 03/09 at 07:21 PM • permalink


    1. The horse droppings continue, this just in from ‘Crikey”

      [Dear Crikey Alertee,
      We have some good news for you. In a few hours we’ll be emailing you the Crikey Daily – the first edition of the daily email newsletter we’re publishing as the new owners of Crikey. And for the next two weeks all Crikey alertees will receive the full Crikey Daily. So instead of just getting a cut-down version, and not being able to read some of the juiciest items, you will be able to read every item. But just for the next two weeks. After that you’ll go back to being an alertee unless you decide you can’t live without being a subscriber to the full Crikey Daily.
      We bought Crikey because we believe in its role in giving readers the “inside�? story of what’s really going on in Australia. We love its edginess, its irreverence and its surprise element. We also recognise that these aspects of Crikey’s character are fragile, and our aim is to preserve them and improve on them. And we think Crikey’s role as a “clearing house�? for information is incredibly important in a country where most media is pumped out by a tiny number of proprietors.

      The “new�? Crikey won’t be remarkably different from the old Crikey—but there will be some differences. First, we plan to publish just one edition of the Crikey Daily each weekday—at midday (later in the day for alertees). It will carry around 20-25 items, and we have summarised our editorial approach on the Crikey website (click on the ‘About Crikey’ button).

      Crikey will now run a little more like a typical newspaper, where writers and columnists discuss their stories with editors and co-ordinate their coverage. But that doesn’t mean the Crikey ethos of disclosure, tough commentary, hot tips and inside information will change – it won’t. The same team of writers will produce Crikey, and founder Stephen Mayne will write his typically insightful business analysis and comments every day.

      There will be a few new elements, which you can see for yourself later today. They’re all aimed at making Crikey just as interesting as it’s ever been, not turning it into something glitzy or fundamentally different.

      We hope you like the Crikey Daily – please tell us what you think by emailing us at
      Eric Beecher
      Diana Gribble
      Misha Ketchell

      ] what a pity that Mayne is still liable for his Rehame comments, chuckle.

      Posted by Nic on 03/09 at 07:36 PM • permalink


    1. Gawd, it’s funny when monkeys chuck turds at each other.

      Posted by slatts on 03/09 at 08:36 PM • permalink


    1. Shouldn’t the headline be Shit gets Writ?

      Posted by Habib on 03/09 at 09:03 PM • permalink


    1. the ‘crikey’ people have a share in the ‘byron bay echo’ ‘newspaper’ which seems to have a problem with.‘jews’.

      Posted by Deo Vindice on 03/09 at 11:54 PM • permalink


    1. Margo’s a feature “writer” at the Echo; it’s the last bastion against a Jewish incursion in Byron. Without their steadfast anti-semitism there’d be settlements full of blokes in big floppy hats, ponchos and funny looking dreadlocks all over the place……

      Posted by Habib on 03/10 at 12:24 AM • permalink


    1. ‘sactly habib – wouldn’t want to have people in the byron shire who had jobs, wore shoes and used underarm deodorant…

      Posted by Deo Vindice on 03/10 at 02:01 AM • permalink


  1. While we’re on the subject of persecuted minorities – did you see the story in the Sun-Herald (Sunday) about the Bruderhof community at Inverell? They are supposedly in the same mould as Amish or Mennonites (dont know about that) and, according to the story, have settled in the area and are contributing to it, but are having ongoing Australian residency dramas.
    Seems like a story that needs a bit more examination.
    As for Margo in Byron Bay. That figures.

    Posted by blogstrop on 03/10 at 05:14 AM • permalink