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Library early closure: The Library will close at 5pm on Thursday 23 October to prepare for the annual Keith Murdoch Oration. More information

Facade conservation & repair works: Over the next few weeks there will be intermittent noise in the La Trobe Reading Room while work is carried out on the external walls. More information

Library early closure & facade conservation works
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Stephen Mayne on governance, transparency and power

Stephen Mayne explores the topic, 'Governance, transparency and power: how does Australia rate?'.

Having served as a government media advisor and an elected councillor, defended four defamation writs and appeared on Four Corners as a whistleblower, Stephen is uniquely placed to reflect on transparency and governance issues across the Australian media, business and political landscape.

Stephen Mayne is a Walkley Award-winning journalist and the founder of the independent ezine Crikey. As a shareholder activist, he has run for 40 public company boards and asked questions at hundreds of AGMs. He is now a member of the Australian Shareholders' Association board, and he publishes the online Mayne report.

This Stephen Murray-Smith Lecture was held on 13 October 2011.