Nick Feik

Nick Feik is the editor of the Monthly.

@nickfeik

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Editor’s Note October 2017
Australians may take satisfaction in their egalitarianism and scepticism towards authority, and are undoubtedly happy to cut down tall poppies. But when it comes to public...
 
Editor’s Note September 2017
This isn’t the first and won’t be the last federal government to take refuge in Anglocentric patriotism. When the Coalition passed new laws limiting the ability of immigrants to...
 
Editor’s Note August 2017
Many months ago, Paddy Manning began planning an essay about the Australian Greens for our August issue to coincide with the party’s 25th birthday. Week by week, it became clearer...
 
The impact of Facebook and the tech giants
Killing our media
“Today I want to focus on the most important question of all,” wrote Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. “Are we building the world we all want?” The “social infrastructure” built by...
 
Editor’s Note July 2017
The Indigenous community spoke as one at the recent Uluru constitutional convention. “It was decisive and left no doubt about what people wanted,” writes Megan Davis in this month...
 
Editor’s Note June 2017
“She had driven back and forth along the lake several times and chosen the only possible entry point,” writes Helen Garner. “Once in the water she accelerated. She did nothing to...
 
Editor’s Note May 2017
“Malcolm Turnbull, approaching two years in the job, has seemingly utterly failed to find favour with the Australian public,” writes Laura Tingle in her essay this month. “His...
 
Editor’s Note April 2017
Pauline Hanson has never struggled to attract attention. And she’s never managed to hold on to it. Her regular returns to public life are often blamed on “the media”, for...
 
Western Australians have spoken, and loudly
One angry state, inept One Nation
Western Australian voters were in a punishing mood on Saturday, and it’s easy to see why. Colin Barnett’s Coalition government had presided over the state’s biggest ever mining...
 
Editor’s Note March 2017
“A scam artist, an ignoramus, a professional liar, a colossal and malignant narcissist, a vulgarian, a casino operator, a serial bankrupt – a Roy Cohn–mentored billionaire with...
 
The Turnbull government is peddling energy myths and climate denialism
Defining clean to include dirty
Federal energy minister Josh Frydenberg yesterday revealed that the government is considering changing the mandate of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) to allow it to...
 
Editor’s Note February 2017
The first week of Donald Trump’s presidency may not have revealed anything new about the man, but it did confirm the worst fears for his rule. Any doubts over whether he meant...
 
The government will be scorched unless it acts soon
The Centrelink summer
“WHEN a government agency tasked with assisting some of the most vulnerable Australians is reduced to suggesting on Twitter that clients seek help via Lifeline,” said the Courier-...
 
Editor’s Note December 2016 – January 2017
The American people elected a candidate who promised to upend their political system. As with Brexit, it was a political result that seemed to come out of nowhere. The politics of...
 
Editor’s Note November 2016
The election of the most powerful person in the world was always going to be dramatic, but the fascination and disgust generated by Donald Trump has led to democratic effects that...
 
Editor’s Note October 2016
“In 2016,” writes Alison Croggon in the new issue of the Monthly, “it became clear that Australian arts are facing the worst crisis since before the Australia Council was founded...
 
Illustration
From the census debacle to the Don Dale scandal, politicians and the public have short memories
Playing charades
“It was an attack, and we believe from overseas,” said David Kalisch, the chief statistician with the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), the day after the census debacle. “It...
 
Editor’s Note September 2016
What is the role of the ABC? This question has never been more important. As commercial newsrooms struggle amid collapsing revenue – as jobs are lost, desks are closed –...
 

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