Nick Feik


Nick Feik
Nick Feik is the editor of The Monthly.



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Editor’s Note October 2017

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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 criticism of historical icons and national narratives, or dissecting shared prejudices, …

Editor’s Note September 2017

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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 gain citizenship unless they have near-perfect English, it was harking …

Editor’s Note August 2017

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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 that tensions which had existed from the start, but had never been resolved, …

Editor’s Note July 2017

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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’s issue. It also brought “clarity and coherence to a discursive …

Killing our media

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The impact of Facebook and the tech giants

Editor’s Note June 2017

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“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 save her children or to help strangers who rushed to the scene, but …

Editor’s Note May 2017

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“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 major crimes? He isn’t who we thought he was. He …

Editor’s Note April 2017

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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 giving her too much oxygen – as if denying her a voice might assuage others’ …

One angry state, inept One Nation

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Western Australians have spoken, and loudly

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