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STEPHEN MAYNE: Ex-Liberal staffer/councillor attempting to get ratepayers to cough up $200K+ for his private legal expenses could be elected to LegCo on Greens preferences

mayneturd Those watching the Victorian Legislative Council count tell VEXNEWS to watch the Northern Metropolitan count where the extreme-left and vanquished Greens political party preferences could help elect ex-Liberal staffer and nutcase Stephen Mayne instead of Labor’s Nathan Murphy.

Mayne is currently embroiled in a scandal involving the Manningham council where he has reportedly asked the municipality to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on his private legal expenses in defending yet another defamation action against him (He is being sued by a Chinese nursing home apparently after he slagged them off about a planning application they made).

Those familiar with the matter say that Mayne has deliberately put his assets in his wife’s name so there is a live question over whether he’d be bankrupted by the legal proceedings.

VEXNEWS has learned that Mayne has been repeatedly reprimanded by the council CEO for bringing the council into disrepute by reason of his public statements. We had heard whispers that the Local Government department bureaucrats who monitor councillors’ conduct “has a file two inches thick on Mayne” but weren’t sure what to do with it.

Click here to see the horror.

Mayne’s election is the only argument for a new state election. We doubt he’d get the same preference love from the DLP and Family First if they knew he’d actually get elected. A lesson for the future, for all players, we think.


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  1. Well then you should get whoever wins this State Election to change the Local Government which states that any councillor acting in that capacity is indemnified by the Council.

    Pretty much the same way Government MP’s are indemnified. Just ask Jeff Kennett about that one who sued for defamation using taxpayer funds then personally pocketed the payout.

    Posted by He is a turd but..... | November 28, 2010, 9:47
  2. How low can you go, well not much less than Mayne’s minimal vote and still get elected. But where to from here for Mayne?
    He stood for council on a reform agenda and as soon as he got there denounced the reform platform and the team who got him elected.
    Mayne has been perhaps the greatest destabilising force Manningham Council has ever seen.
    He has sided with an incompetent CEO who has supported him and played politics against his fellow councillors.
    He now finds his mouth has got him into trouble again, and with defamation from a well funded organisation, he has allegedly threatened fellow councillors if they don’t supporta motion for the council to fund his legal expenses.
    So what can we expect from this great ‘elected’ hypocrite in the future?
    What about his anti polkie sabre rattling rhetoric?
    Mayne is for Mayne and no-one else.
    Another legal battle with either King Matheson or Woolies could see him reverse his stand, just like he did in Manningham, and see him extolling the virtues of pokie revenue.
    The Manningham Council has served its purpose for Mayne and will be all the better without him.
    As for the Legislative Council,well it will depend on who offers Mayne the best deals.

    Posted by Alexander Walton | November 28, 2010, 12:02
  3. Mayne will provide you with a lot of material

    Posted by Sally Taggert | November 28, 2010, 12:05
  4. Mayne the architect of the People Power party who white anted all those who got behind it. This bloke would’nt know what honesty meant and has always been a legend in his lunchbox. People like him make politics a septic tank.

    Posted by andy bult | November 28, 2010, 12:11
  5. I am forever grateful to Stevie for allowing my very special friend Christian Kerr to have a job smearing my political enemies. Christian is truly a ‘friend with benefits’.

    Posted by Pissy | November 28, 2010, 13:20
  6. He’s pretty unlikely to win. He’s only 40 votes ahead of the greens at one exclusion. On postals he’ll lose ground.

    Posted by Todfd | November 28, 2010, 13:41
  7. those gorilla suits really helped you

    Posted by c u on the tram | November 28, 2010, 14:14
  8. He will suck his way by..

    Posted by zoomie | November 28, 2010, 14:55
  9. Well i want to know how Ruddy’s love child Jamie went?

    Posted by zoomie | November 28, 2010, 14:58
  10. Recent, and worth watching if you have not seen it was Stephen Mayne on Australian Story where I think I heard him say he admitted he was ‘leaking almost immediately'(or words similar) to his media mates while working for Jeff. He also blamed his inquisitive nature on his mother. Why the Greens? that is odd to learn.

    Posted by Mary-Ann Martinek | November 28, 2010, 15:33
  11. If Mayne loses he could go begging to Rupert Murdoch for a job as News Ltd’s in-house court jester.
    No, wait – a jester has to be funny…

    Posted by Gregoryno6 | November 28, 2010, 15:41
  12. Hope you’re right, Todfd.

    Even if he got up, no-one in parl will trust him. Not even the Greens.

    Posted by Noel Jackson | November 28, 2010, 15:46
  13. crikey!! well done steve.

    Posted by danno | November 28, 2010, 16:07
  14. and people power maynes incorporated association is still registered despite the fact that it has not lodged annual returns for over 4 years.
    Why does the regirtra of incorporated associations not prosecute the last elected officers of PEOPLE POWER.

    Posted by treehugger | November 28, 2010, 17:59
  15. The problem with Stephen is he has no loyalties to anyone, hates the libs & Nats, hates Labor, hates the Greens, reality is he probably hates his loathesome wife too. A nutter, a creep, a turd of the highest order.

    Posted by politicalrealist | November 28, 2010, 19:36
  16. Speaking of turds that will not flush – our dear old foe, idiot and the man who can send an organisation into bankruptcy in record time “Vern Hughes” tried again to be an MLC and failed AGAIN. At least it looks like finally he has finished servicing Robyn.

    Posted by anon | November 28, 2010, 20:18
  17. People Power may still be an incoporated association, but it is not a registered political party – it got de-registered some time ago.

    Another of Mayne’s trainwreck legacies.

    Posted by Noel Jackson | November 29, 2010, 6:50
  18. what does Wendy have to say on this?

    Posted by Darren | November 29, 2010, 14:01
  19. I heard Stephen Mayne speak at a No Pokies forum last week…he was very good. Powerful, to the point, said it just how it is. Sorry you people seem to think differently about the man.

    Nick Xenophon got into parliament originally, unexpectedly…by a back door so to speak…and he has become one of the best politicians we have…so why couldn’t Mayne be that breath of fresh and HONEST air that you people seem to want to suppress? WHY? What’s YOUR agenda?

    Posted by Libby Mitchell | November 29, 2010, 14:20
  20. Dear Libby,
    people who know and deal with Mayne over the years know one thing: watch what he does, not what he says. the two are invariably in diametrical opposition.

    Posted by voice of reason | November 30, 2010, 9:55
  21. Stephen Mayne could be about to do a Steve Fielding on preferences according to an interview on ABC News Radio this morning. With about 3000 vote or 1% of the primary vote he may be elected to Victoria’s Legislative Council (Upper House) on preferences from everyone else. Mayne in the interview was very happy with Bailieu’s win as Big Ted is a small “L” Liberal like he is he said

    Posted by Adrian Jackson | November 30, 2010, 10:02
  22. Looks like the reference to flush resistant turds was borrowed from Phillip Adam’s book:
    Backstage Politics
    Fifty Years of Political Memories.

    Posted by Michael Webb | November 30, 2010, 13:06
  23. One is the lonliest number. 1% and at a Whittlesea forum I held, only one person turned up….the journo!

    Oh dear

    Posted by Stephen Lame | November 30, 2010, 13:28
  24. Wendy says she likes Mr Mayne. Didn’t he once expose the Kennett Liberals as a bag of semi qualified colostomy bags? Didn’t he regularly show up the clowns who waste their money investing in shares so top end of town Tories can scam away a livlihood by doing sweet FA?

    I have to laugh. You losers in Victoria get what you deserve. First you follow the world’s dumbest game and call it ‘football’, now you elect a brill cream version of canistan cream as Premier.

    Out here in Western Sydney we still have the lovely Kristina, long may she reign.

    Posted by Wendy | November 30, 2010, 18:35
  25. Andy
    What is the situation now?
    Will Mayne still get elected?

    Posted by Kylie French | November 30, 2010, 19:51
  26. michal webb: Adams has never had an original idea in his life. Mungo Macallum is the man who brought us the unflushable turd – his dainty description of JWH.

    Posted by voice of reason | November 30, 2010, 21:45
  27. Yes initial analysts using Antony Greens Calculator does show a theoretical win for Mayne, who manages to climb out of the cesspit on the back of other candidates. His main competition is with the Greens second place candidate.

    Antony Green’s calculator assumes wrongly a 100% preference flow based on Group voting tickets. It makes no allowance for BTL preference votes let alone the crucial 300 odd votes for unaligned independent Adrian Whitehead. Scrutineers inform me that they all flow to the Greens ahead of Mayne.

    If Mayne is knocked out then The LNP will secure an absolute majority of both houses.

    The ALP central HQ had not kept its eye on the Upper House. The race was over when the preference deals were published.

    The Greens have lost a seat in the Western Metro (Cause for celebration there) but it as Sex Party that elected the Greens, denying the ALP a second seat, in Southern Metro region.

    Had Sex Party preferenced the ALP ahead of the Greens, The Greens would have missed out.

    As it stands the Greens have enough Parliamentary seats for a Waltz at the annual ball. The Greens were expected to win a a quote in Southern metro on their own. Had they done so Sex Party’s votes would have flowed to the Liberal Party guaranteeing them three seats.

    The Greens overall suffered a 4-5% swing against them in Inner City regions compared to the August Senate vote.

    Posted by Pollblogger | November 30, 2010, 22:46
  28. If Mayne is declared unfit for office who is elected tp replace him, his wife? Or does that only apply to registered political parties?

    The other question that needs to be look at is did he reign from the City Council before nomination of State Parliament? Could the fact that he was in receipt of profit form the Crown knock him out from being declared elected. I am sure there are many corporate boards who would take a class action against Mayne being sworn into office.

    Councillors most certainly not be liable for Mayne’s negligence. Councillors do not hold parliamentary privilege.

    Posted by Vexatious Council Protectorate | November 30, 2010, 22:56
  29. Steve is a great Aussie. He was all over tonight’s TV news, making sense as usual. Do them all slowly, Steve!

    Posted by A poodle with the jaws of a GREAT WHITE SHARK | November 30, 2010, 23:59
  30. Hah, listen to you all. Why don’t you tell us what you’ve really got against Mayne, Delia Delegate.

    Posted by Attila | December 1, 2010, 1:33
  31. Better to have and Independent that is pro Ted Baillieu than 3 Independents in 1999 that were pro Bracks (now all defeated finally, ha, ha, ha). We all know Craig Ingram but can anyone remember the names of the other two regional bogan. I can’t.

    Posted by Adrian Jackson | December 1, 2010, 7:20
  32. Drop a bucket on Mayne because he’s got you arsewipes nailed.

    Posted by Bill O'Slatter | December 1, 2010, 10:57
  33. CLearly an anti mayne bias here. like him or not, his anti pokies stance should be applauded.

    polies aside he will definitely provide some entertainment if he makes it across the line.

    will be a dull chamber otherwise.

    Posted by Edwon | December 1, 2010, 14:00
  34. Mmm. Having lived almost all my life and worked all my life in the suburbs of Northern Metro Province, I rate Mayne’s chances as about 1 in 3. Of course, that means the Liberals have a 2 in 3 chance of wresting the final seat and getting to 21 votes in the Upper House. Currently, the second Liberal (95%) and third ALP (85%) will probably win against the Green in Western Metro province (85%) and the second Liberal will probably win against the Country Alliance in Northern Victoria province (90%). Applying a simple formula, the Liberals have a 67% x 95% x 90% chance (57%) of controlling the Upper House. If offered, I’d take $1.80 for a $1 bet on the Coalition getting to 21.

    Posted by Giuseppe De Simone | December 2, 2010, 10:27
  35. Oops, 33% of me thinks I shouldn’t have upset Mayne by gambling.

    Posted by Giuseppe De Simone | December 2, 2010, 10:29
  36. Hmmm my vote in is in frefall down to 1.02, with some big Green booths to come, looks like im heading for sub 1%. Shoulda stayed in bed!

    Posted by Stephen Lame | December 2, 2010, 14:13
  37. FREE FALLL!!!

    Posted by Stephen Lame | December 2, 2010, 15:31
  38. SEX IT UP!

    Going by that link Mayne won’t get up but the Sex Party candidate Fiona Patten will.

    Posted by The Truth | December 5, 2010, 18:26


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