Nick Feik


314 ENTRIES Nick Feik is a former editor of The Monthly.


Street scene from a roundabout in Deloraine, Tasmania


The rotten core

A Tasmanian inquiry uncovered decades of catastrophic failure to protect young people in the state’s care and a bureaucratic tangle that sheltered their abusers

Supporters of lawyer Bernard Collaery and “Witness K” protest outside the Supreme Court in Canberra, with placards including ‘Charge the real criminals’


Whistle while we work

Exposing criminality at work is a moral act, but with whistleblower laws failing to protect those who speak up, lawyers are seeking novel solutions

Image of a coal terminal, south of Mackay, Queensland, with coal ships lined up in distance


The great stock ’n’ coal swindle

Australian climate policy has been reverse-engineered to protect the interests of the fossil-fuel industry

Image of then defence minister Peter Dutton on a visit to TAE Aerospace near Ipswich, Queensland, April 22, 2022. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images

The Politics

The Opposition leaker

Former defence minister Peter Dutton has shown he is willing to risk national security for political gain

Image of Prime Minister Anthony Albanese (right) and Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong speaking to the media in Jakarta, Indonesia, yesterday. Image © Lukas Coch / AAP Images

The Politics

No time for a honeymoon

Facing escalating challenges at home and abroad, the Albanese government must focus on the long game

Image of Opposition Leader Peter Dutton during a press conference in Brisbane yesterday. Image © Russell Freeman / AAP Images

The Politics

It’ll be all white on the night

“Diversity” in Peter Dutton’s new shadow cabinet leaves a lot to be desired

Labor leader Anthony Albanese at Mount Thorley Warkworth mine near Newcastle, New South Wales.


Spoiling for victory

The election campaign is no way to decide how to run the country

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison during a press conference in Tasmania over the weekend. Image © Sarah Rhodes / AAP Images

The Politics

What goes around…

The ugly story of Scott Morrison’s preselection has finally come back to bite him

Image of Treasurer Josh Frydenberg at Parliament House this morning. Image © Lukas Coch / AAP Images

The Politics

Trick or treat

What will voters make of the all-important pre-election budget?

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison during a visit to Queensland last week. Image © Brian Cassey / AAP Images

The Politics

A poll jolt

Morrison’s approval rating takes a nosedive as voters focus on his bungled pandemic management

Illustration by Jeff Fisher


Keep calm and curry on

Charting the Morrison government’s failures to prepare Australia for the latest COVID outbreak

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison leaving after Question Time yesterday. Image © Mick Tsikas / AAP Images

The Politics

A law unto himself

Instead of tackling the pressing issues facing the nation, Morrison homes in on unnecessary laws

Image of Prime Minister Scott Morrison at the COP26 summit in Glasgow. Image via ABC News

The Politics

Dig up, prime minister

Morrison is in a hole, and making things worse

Image of Angus Taylor


Net zero ambition on climate

The charade of Coalition emissions plans

Scott Morrison is welcomed to the US Capitol, by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, September 22, 2021


Plus ça change

Morrison’s cackhandedness leaves him at the mercy of our allies, as French fury grows