Stephen Mayne crikey
Crikey founder Stephen Mayne in 2005 (Image: AAP/Mario Borg)


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”.