Nick Feik


Nick Feik
Nick Feik is the editor of The Monthly.



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SIGNING OFF

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It's the end of the political year, and this is our last 2013 dispatch. We'll leave it to others to make sense of the dramas of the year – and wish them luck, for theirs is no simple task. Instead we'll present some final, forward-looking …

LIBERATED

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The aim of Joe Hockey's MYEFO (Mid-year Economic and Fiscal Outlook) statement on Tuesday was to set the scene, and government statements since then have given a fair indication of how the Coalition will proceed. Tony Abbott yesterday declared …

WHAT SORT OF MEDICINE, JOE?

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It is time to "draw a line in the sand," said Hockey. He was revealing "the true state of the books." Future growth and revenue have been forecast down, employment and debt up, and spending is blowing out. It's a new economic paradigm. Yesterday's …

YOURS AND MYEFO

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At the National Press Club today, Joe Hockey will present his government's first major economic statement, the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO). The annual deficit is now expected to blow out from $30 to $50 billion. Hockey and Abbott …

100 DAYS

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Today marks 100 days of an Abbott government. The prime minister's office saw fit to issue a report card, and it gave a very positive assessment of its own performance so far. "You voted to scrap the carbon tax, end the waste, stop the boats …

STRATEGIC REVIEW

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Parliament has finished sitting for the year, and the Coalition will welcome the opportunity to regroup from an extremely rocky start to government. But there will be no respite yet. Today brings Abbott's first COAG meeting, with premiers Jay Weatherill …

HOLDEN IS HISTORY

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"Either you're here or you're not," taunted Hockey on Tuesday. The response from Holden, arriving shortly afterwards, was this time unequivocal: We're not. “The decision to end manufacturing in Australia reflects the perfect …

PROTECTING ASSETS

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Environment Minister Greg Hunt has approved the creation of one of the world's largest coalports in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The projects will involve dredging for three port terminals in Abbot Point – affecting World Heritage …

JACKPOT!

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Some issues, it seems, are too important to trust the public with. There are any number of ways that governments justify keeping issues out of public view. National security, for example, or commercial-in-confidence. But sometimes there's no …

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