Nick Feik


Nick Feik
Nick Feik is the editor of The Monthly.



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APPLE: MORAL HAZARD

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Every so often, an individual piece of journalism provides a perspective, hitherto unseen or unacknowledged, that makes a mockery of whole swathes of public debate. Just such a piece appeared in today's Australian Financial Review. Neil …

FREE THE FORESTS

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Tony Abbott has re-affirmed his commitment to delisting 74,000 hectares of World Heritage forest in Tasmania, explaining his position in these terms: "We have quite enough national parks. We have quite enough locked up forests already. In fact, in …

IT’S A DUEL

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"I reject this idea that Qantas is Australian and Virgin isn't," said Tony Abbott, "because let's face it, Virgin is employing Australians and it's serving Australians." It's hard to imagine that Australians will be …

SYNTHESIS: EVERYONE KNOWS

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Fairfax this morning carried an alarming report about the death of Reza Barati on Manus Island.  "Everyone knows who attacked him and is surprised no one has been taken into custody," said the unnamed detention centre staffer. The …

THE ABBOTT WEDGE

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Tony Abbott seemed to back away from providing immediate assistance to Qantas. Treasurer Joe Hockey had earlier intimated that the government was being dragged, "kicking and screaming", to a debt guarantee, but Abbott in parliament yesterday …

QANTAS ENTITLEMENT

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Qantas this morning reported a $252 million half-year loss and announced it would cut 5000 jobs as part of an overall plan to reduce costs by $2 billion over 3 years. The results come as the government weighs up assistance measures for the struggling …

AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE

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The prime minister this morning announced a $320 million drought assistance package. It consists of $280 million to fund low-interest loans for farmers who've been without rain for more than a year, as well as support for targeted health initiatives, …

OLD WOUNDS

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The Coalition's pursuit of Labor was entirely understandable and justifiable when it was in Opposition. Using the power and privileges of government to continue to flog old wounds risks looking not only petty but vindictive. The Coalition …

NO WIMPS

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"You don't want a wimp running border protection," said Tony Abbott yesterday, attempting to defend Immigration Minister Scott Morrison. It was an extraordinary response, given the issue revolves around one man being beaten to death and …

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