Nick Feik


Nick Feik
Nick Feik is the editor of The Monthly.



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CRAIG THOMSON JAILED

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Craig Thomson has been sentenced to 12 months' jail with nine months suspended for misusing union funds. Magistrate Charlie Rozencwajg said Thomson had shown "blatant dishonesty", and his misappropriation of funds for personal benefit, …

IN FURIOUS AGREEMENT

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Last week the PNG government won a legal stay against the human rights investigation of Manus initiated by PNG supreme court judge David Cannings. So he set up a snap inquiry on Friday, sending a small team into the detention centre to take evidence from …

THEY KNOW NOTHING

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Who knew what and when? Political scandals, if they go anywhere, almost always arrive at this question. As the Sinodinos allegations emerge, the pressure on his colleagues will build. The Opposition didn't have much luck getting answers in parliament …

TAKING ONE FOR THE TEAM

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"It was no surprise whatsoever that Arthur Sinodinos stood aside on Wednesday," said Phil Coorey. "As a former chief of staff to John Howard, (Sinodinos) helped write the script on how to cauterise such problems." It is true that …

MURKY WATERS

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Assistant treasurer Arthur Sinodinos hasn't been found guilty of anything, and it's entirely possible that it will remain that way. But the judgement of the law and that of the public doesn't need to be in line to cause political damage. …

STRANGE BEDFELLOWS

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"Corruption," said counsel assisting Geoffrey Watson, "acquaints a man with strange bedfellows." Kicking off another sensational episode of the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption, Watson alleged that federal assistant treasurer …

GENERAL DISSATISFACTION

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There are no simple messages to take from the weekend's election results and new national polling. In Tasmania, the Liberal Party won a handsome victory, sweeping Labor out of power after 16 years in government. The Greens had a bad night, suffering …

COAST TO COAST

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Barring something unexpected, the last remaining Labor state governments will fall tomorrow. This will leave only the ACT with a Labor government. In Tasmania, the latest Newspoll gives the Liberal Party 53% of the primary vote, meaning it could easily …

STRAIGHT SHOOTER

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Normally, when a media interviewee responds by saying "Let me answer the question this way", the rest of the answer bears little relationship to the original question. This was not the case with Ken Henry on ABC 730 last night. His openness …

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