It started out as jeffed.com, a website dedicated to dislodging then-Victorian premier Jeff Kennett. When the all conquering Kennett suffered a shock defeat at the 1999 Victorian election, Crikey was subsequently born with the overblown moniker “bringing down governments since September 1999”.
Crikey's First 20 Years / Media
Coming up swinging: Crikey’s (unlikely) tale of survival
To survive three years was unlikely, to notch up 20 is quite remarkable. Here's how we did it, writes Crikey founder Stephen Mayne.